Achieving the Dream announced Amarillo College as one of the two winners of the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award at its annual DREAM conference on February 19 in Long Beach, CA. Amarillo College and Columbus State Community College (Ohio) were recognized for their work measurably improving student outcomes through cultural transformation. 

TACC was honored to once again host Community College Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Eager and engaged community college students met with their elected officials and advocated to advance the mission of their college and TACC’s legislative priorities for the 86th session. With an attendance of 1,151 students and faculty from colleges across Texas, the hallways of the state capitol came to life with students' desire to learn and lobby for issues they deemed crucial to their education and future. The day began with a rally on the capitol steps filled with school colors, inspirational words and motivating speeches from Senator Kel Seliger, Dr. Greg Williams, President of Odessa College, Texas Junior College Student Government Association, and Jacob Fraire, President and CEO of TACC.