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Message from ACCA President

The Alabama Community College Association (ACCA) Executive Committee is excited for a year emersed full of knowledge and growth as we carve out new pathways towards a reimagined education system.

In 2024, ACCA is providing professional development through various webinars leading up to the annual conference on November 25-27, 2024. During the conference, hundreds of educational professionals from across the state come together to learn, debate, and plan the future of our profession. Our executive committee members are ready to facilitate remarkable roundtable discussions, enriching presentations, and impactful keynote speakers.

The opportunity to see your pride and commitment to serving the individuals of Alabama always leaves me encouraged. I know that together, our efforts result in positive outcomes for all those impacted by the Alabama Community College System.

The annual conference would not be possible without the hard work from the ACCA Executive Committee. All year long, committee members dedicate their time to plan a professional development that will strengthen our ability to better serve Alabama’s communities.

Thanks to each of you for being an integral part in the success of community college students in Alabama. We look forward to seeing you in November!



Annette Funderburk

ACCA President

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Dr. Donitha Griffin

First Vice-President


Olivier Charles

Second Vice-President


About ACCA

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Registration is now open! 

The 2024 Alabama Community College Association Conference will be held Sunday, November 24 – Tuesday, November 26, 2024, at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery. You may register for $375 July 1, 2024 - November 15. Online registration will close on November 15, 2024. After November 15, you may still attend the Conference but must register at the Conference Registration Desk. The Registration fee is $475, and you will be invoiced for payment.

Modify / Cancel Registration

Substitutions, may be made until November 8, 2024. These modifications should be made in writing to Cancellations may be made until November 1, 2024. Please note that cancellations after November 1, 2024 will not be refunded. For questions regarding refunds, please contact ACCA Treasurer, Amelia Fox, at

Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Montgomery. Information on booking the hotel is forthcoming. 

Exhibitor, Sponsor, and Affiliate Membership

For information about becoming a vendor or sponsor of the ACCA conference, email

Registration for Vendors/Exhibitors will open July 1.

Registration Information

For registration questions, please contact Mrs. Camie Huett at 334-293-4671 or

Checks and/or Purchase Orders for the 2024 conference should be sent to the following: 

Alabama Community College Association

Ms. Amelia Fox

J. F. Ingram State Technical College

P.O. Box 220350

Deatsville, Alabama 36022


For questions regarding refunds, please contact ACCA Treasurer, Amelia Fox, at

Wanting to Present?

Proposals are now being accepted for the annual Alabama Community College Association conference. Sessions should cover topics that support or strengthen the various colleges, divisions or entities within the Alabama Community College System.

Administration Topics
  • Best Practices within your discipline

  • Mental Health/Awareness

  • Safety and Campus Security

  • Mentoring and Coaching






Dr. MC Brown

Executive Director of Dr. N. Payne Center for Social Justice

Conference Materials

ACCA Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Association is to promote development and advancement of postsecondary education throughout the Alabama Community College System by:

  • Promoting professional service
  • Encouraging professional growth

  • Improving articulation and cooperation with all levels of education

  • Identifying needs and problems of the Alabama Community College System and communicating them to appropriate agencies for action

  • Providing communication through the Alabama Community College System

  • Promoting public recognition of the Alabama Community College System

Current Institutional Members


Current Affiliate Members


1 Goal: Student Success

2023 Conference



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July 24, 2024 2 pm

The Importance of Effective Customer Service

Speaker: Steve Smith, Trellis Strategy Organization

Sponsored by the Commission on Students

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October 23, 2024 2 pm

Creating New Paths with Work-based Learning

Speaker: Houston Blackwood, ACCS Innovation Center

Sponsored by the Commission on Workforce

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August 28, 2024  2 pm

Mental Health Awareness

Speaker: Acquanetta Pinkard, Ph.D.
Director of TRIO, ASU

Sponsored by the Commission on Faculty

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September 25, 2024 2 pm

Navigating Title IX

Speaker: Charlotte McLendon, ACCS

Sponsored by the Commission on Administration

Sponsored by the Commission on Support

It’s no secret that the Walt Disney Company offers some of the best customer service in the world. Achieving this high level of customer service is no accident; it is the result of a carefully constructed plan that is strictly followed. This webinar outlines Disney’s customer service model and applies it to customer service at the community college.

Sponsored by the Commission on Faculty

Does it seem that no matter how hard you try, your students just don’t grasp the material? Do you find it challenging to keep your students interested, engaged, and motivated? Are your students unable to connect their classroom experience to success outside of the classroom? Is it difficult for you to relate to your students? Is it difficult for your students to relate to you? Please join us for this webinar as we discuss tips and strategies to enhance student engagement.

View webinars on topics covered in previous years in our archives.

Past Events
Montgomery is always buzzing with fresh vibes and unique finds! There are new spots to explore, flavors to savor, and cool things to check out every year. It's a non-stop adventure;  be sure to take it all in! 
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