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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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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.


Registration Information

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


Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Riverview in Mobile. Reservations can be made through the hotel or by CLICKING HERE for $142 per night plus tax.


Exhibitor, Sponsor, and Affiliate Membership

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


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


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.

This year's theme is "Polishing Our Diamonds: Leading from Every Level."


The following are suggested presentation topics:

- Best Practices for Student Success, Retention and Completion

- New and Emerging Techniques in the Classroom

- Engagement & Active Learning Strategies

- Academic and Technical Partnerships / Collaborations

- Libraries in Today's Digital World

- Online / Distance Education

- Student Engagement

- Mental Health / Awareness

- Behavioral Intervention & Threat Assessment

- Safety and Campus Security

- Professional Learning Communities

- Mentoring and Coaching

- Outcome Assessments

- Workforce Skills

- Credentialing

- Customer Service

- Technological Enhancements

- Fundraising Opportunities

- Motivating the Masses

- Communication in the Workplace

- Internships / Apprenticeships

- Enrollment Management

- Clinical Environment

- Records Management and Retention

- Financial Aid Programs

- Grants Management & Restricted Funds

- Grounds & Maintenance

- Custodial & Janitorial

- Adult Education

- Community & Economic Development

- Dual Enrollment

- Veterans Affairs

- Office / Software Applications

- Workplace Productivity

Other presentation topics in addition to those suggested above are welcomed and should support this year's conference theme: Polishing Our Diamonds: Leading from Every Level. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2023. Please click the button below to submit a proposal. 


Your contribution to the professional growth of our System personnel is important and valued. 

The Conference

About ACCA

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. 

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!



Ashli Wilkins

ACCA President

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Reflecting on 60 Years of Alabama's Community Colleges!


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



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July 29, 2020, 10 a.m.

Communication Dedication: Developing Effective Communication, Commitment & Trust


June 24, 2020, 10 a.m.

Apprenticeships in Alabama

Where Are We Now?


August 28, 2019

Start Strong, Strong Finish:

An-Education-to-Workforce Vision for Alabama

Sponsored by the Commission on Support

This webinar will feature speaker Leavie D. King, III, CEO and Owner of CoachedUP, a culture development company. 

Sponsored by the Commission on Workforce

An update on apprenticeships from Mr. Josh Laney, Director of the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship.

Sponsored by the Commission on Workforce

Governor Kay Ivey has established a strategic vision for aligning Alabama’s education and workforce programs, from pre-k to the workforce, to provide for a seamless education-to-workforce continuum for all Alabamians. This webinar provides an overview of that vision and details the strategies of the Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation.

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
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. 


  • Airboat Rides:  Learn about wildlife in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta dubbed as America’s Amazon while enjoying a fun ride with Airboat Express exploring a National Landmark. 


  • 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

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