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2023 Alabama Community College Association Conference
Polishing Our Diamonds: Leading from Every Level
Renaissance Riverview & Mobile Convention Center
November 19 - November 21
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Chancellor's Awards and Reception
ACCS Jubilee Reception
The 2023 Alabama Community College Association Conference will be held Sunday, November 19 – Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the Renaissance Riverview & Mobile Convention Center in Mobile. You may register for $275 beginning July 1, 2023. After October 15, 2023, registration will be $350. Online registration will close on November 10, 2023. After November 10, you may still attend the Conference but must register at the Conference Registration Desk. The Registration fee is $350.00 and you will be invoiced for payment.
For registration questions, please contact Mrs. Camie Huett at 334-293-4671 or email@example.com.
To Modify/Cancel Registration
Modifications, such as substitutions, may be made until November 10, 2023. These modifications should be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations may be made until November 5, 2023. Please note that cancellations after November 5, 2023 will not be refunded. For questions regarding refunds, please contact ACCA Treasurer, Amelia Fox, at email@example.com.
The conference will be held at the Renaissance Riverview in Mobile. The ACCA room block for the Renaissance has been filled. A smaller room block is available at The Battle House for $162 per night. The booking link for The Battle House and information about other area hotel accommodations can be found below.
Exhibitor, Sponsor, and Affiliate Membership
For information about becoming a vendor or sponsor of the ACCA conference, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks and/or Purchase Orders for the 2023 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 email@example.com.
Message from ACCA President
The Alabama Community College Association Executive Committee is excited to build on the rich history the organization has of providing high-quality professional development opportunities for Alabama Community College System employees. We are also honored to be a part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration for the System. The institutions of the ACCS have served as the starting and re-starting point for countless individuals, including many members of the ACCA Executive Committee! We look forward to celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and showcasing the accomplishments and the alumni of our colleges in the months to come.
We are also intently focused on the mission of the ACCA, which is to promote development and advancement of postsecondary education throughout the Alabama Community College System. Please Save the Dates of November 19-21, 2023 for our annual conference, which will return to Mobile this year. The Call for Proposals will open on April 10, and registration will open for this year’s ACCA Conference on July 1. (Click here to register.)
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!
Reflecting on 60 Years of Alabama's Community Colleges!
2023 ACCA Election Second Vice-President Candidates
Dr. Brian C. Gordon was appointed Dean of Instruction for Jefferson State Community College (JSCC) in June 2021. In this capacity, he provides leadership and direction to the Transfer & General Studies Division, Career and Technical Division, Health – Related Programs, Nursing, and Distance Learning. Dr. Gordon works closely with the VP of Academic Affairs to ensure the academic mission of the college is realized. Prior to joining JSCC, Brian served as the Director of Distance Education for the Department of Health Science at The University of Alabama (UA). Brian has over 20 years of administrative experience in academia and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Dr. Gordon currently serves on the board of directors for the Horizon School and has prior national and local professional leadership experience with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., Society for Public Health Education, American Public Health Association, West Alabama AIDS Outreach (Five Horizons), and the Tuscaloosa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Additionally, Dr. Gordon has provided an array of professional services to the university and college community, and to urban and rural communities in the central and western portion of the state. Dr. Gordon has extensive experience in community engagement and policy development. As a public health professional, Dr. Gordon embraces the quest to provide access to educational opportunities to all by working to eliminate external barriers to those opportunities.
Dr. Gordon earned an associate degree from Wallace State – Hanceville, and his B.S. and M.A. degrees in Health Education from UA. Dr. Gordon completed his academic career in 2010 at UA by earning a doctorate degree in Health Education and Health Promotion.
Olivier Charles has served as President of Bishop State Community College, a historically black community college, since July 2022. He has worked in higher education leadership for more than a decade.
Prior to joining Bishop State, Charles was the Vice Chancellor for Student Success with the Alabama Community College System. He has also served as the Dean of Students at Enterprise State Community College, Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Auburn University at Montgomery, and Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at the University of West Alabama.
Charles earned a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Science in College Student Development from the University of West Alabama. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree.
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 Sponsors & Affiliates
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.
City of Mobile visitors’ information
SPA AT THE BATTLE HOUSE: 10,000 square foot European Spa with 8 treatment rooms, quiet rooms, sauna and salon at The Renaissance Battle House Hotel & Spa.
Flight Works: An interactive aerospace exhibition and education center with over 15,000 sq foot facility. Come experience the hands on exhibit of flight with one of the only flight simulators for adults or children. They also offer tours of Airbus US Mfg Facility. Flight Works of Alabama
History Museum of Mobile: Located within walking distance of the hotel, the History Museum of Mobile is housed in the Southern Market/Old City National Historic Landmark built between 1855 and 1857.
Riverboat Dinner Cruises: At the place where downtown meets the Mobile River you’ll find Cooper Riverside Park where you can embark on a dinner cruise with beautiful views and live music or dinner theater on The Perdido Queen . Group offers such as exclusive top deck access may be available.
Dauphin Street Entertainment District: Known as “LoDa” (Lower Dauphin) in downtown Mobile. Made up of restaurants, bars and night clubs, galleries, and complimentary trolley – all within walking distance of our Hotel’s location.
Historic Walking Tour: Explore the beautiful architecture and heritage that surrounds you on your own or book a Secret History Tour with an expert guide.
Mobile Carnival Museum: Located in a restored historic mansion, the Mobile Carnival Museum features 14 galleries, video presentations, and interactive float area.
Gulf Quest National Maritime Museum: Gulf Quest is located on Mobile River with interactive exhibits and breathtaking views. Make this a fun day with your attendees!
Explore downtown on a Gotcha Scooter: Gotcha is a dockless scooter program with hundreds of electric scooters available in the Mobile downtown area.
The Schooner Joshua: Making Waves Charters offers inland charters and sailing trips for groups of up to 49 passengers on The Schooner Joshua, Alabama’s Official Tall Ship.
Ghost Tours: Bay City Tours offers group city tours of daytime or evening with details of “ghost’s” that walk among us. Bay City Tours