ACC Recruitment Team

Meet Your Recruiter

Recruitment Services at Austin Community College communicates the amazing educational opportunities that our college offers. Each recruiting specialist is committed to building strong connections with you and other students in our service area. We invite you to connect with the recruiter that serves your school or area of study.

Nuoshi Culhane - Recruiting Specialist

Nuoshi Culhane

Recruiting Specialist – Round Rock Campus
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nuoshi.culhane@austincc.edu

Nuoshi Culhane is a Recruiting Specialist with the Recruitment Services at ACC. Nuoshi is responsible for guiding students to discover and explore academic options and assisting with the ACC application process. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge to help students achieve their academic goals at ACC. She has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Study from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Nuoshi loves exploring new restaurants and doing puzzles in her free time.

Isabel Guillen - Recruiting Specialist

Isabel Guillen

Recruiting Specialist – Round Rock Campus
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isabel.tamayo@austincc.edu

Isabel Guillen is a Recruitment Specialist for Austin Community College. Isabel is passionate about helping students achieve academic success for a brighter future and encouraging them to reach their own educational goals by providing information about the college and assisting with the application process. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Isabel enjoys cooking and baking for her family and friends. She finds the process relaxing and rewarding. On top of that, Isabel loves to attend self-development workshops.

Darric Ward - Recruiting Specialist

Darric Ward

Recruiting Specialist – Highland Campus
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darric.ward@austincc.edu

Darric Ward is a Recruiter responsible for assisting prospective students with the ACC application process, campus tours, and providing information at high school and community events. He proudly holds a Bachelors of Science in University Studies Business from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Education from Texas Christian University. He also currently takes classes in the Audio Technology and Industry program at ACC. His favorite part of being a Recruiter is being a guide and mentor to incoming students. Priding himself as a lifelong learner, Darric is an excellent resource for students, providing a friendly and welcoming personality to all. 

Bryce Turner - Recruiting Specialist

Bryce Turner

Recruiting Specialist – Rio Grande Campus
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bryce.turner@austincc.edu

Bryce Turner is a Recruitment Specialist from Fort Worth, TX armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Sociology from Texas State University. In his role at Austin Community College, Bryce helps prospective students in their pursuit of higher education. Bryce is passionate about fostering community engagement and making education an accessible possibility for all. Beyond his professional pursuits, he finds joy in the rhythm of live music and the adventure of outdoor recreation. With a commitment to both individual growth and community well-being, Bryce Turner brings a unique blend of communication skills and sociological insights to his work, shaping educational journeys in the heart of Texas.

Jonathan Lara - Recruiting Specialist

Jonathan Lara

Jonathan Lara

Recruiting Specialist – Hays Campus
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jonathan.lara@austincc.edu

Jonathan Lara is a Recruitment Specialist for Austin Community College. Jonathan is responsible for helping the college grow and assisting with any application questions that prospective students may have. Jonathan is also responsible for making sure students feel seen and heard when questions arise about college. Jonathan is a former Riverbat as well, who spent over a year at ACC before transferring to Texas State University. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science with minors in Public Health and Communication. As a first-generation student himself, Jonathan strives to ensure students from all backgrounds get to where they want to be.

Nhi Tien - Recruiting Assistant

Nhi Tien

Recruiting Assistant – Northridge Campus
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nhi.tien@austincc.edu

Nhi Tien is a Recruiting Assistant with Recruitment Services at ACC, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In her role, besides maintaining and updating records, she actively supports and participates with Recruiting Specialists in recruiting visits, college fairs, and other events to inform prospective students about ACC’s offerings and assists with the application process. She finds great joy in connecting and interacting with students from different backgrounds, ensuring they have a strong foundation as they transition from high school to the path of college education. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants with her family and reading books.

Katie Gonzalez - Recruiting Assistant

Katie Gonzalez

Recruiting Assistant – South Austin Campus
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katrina.gonzalez@austincc.edu

Katie Gonzalez is a Recruiting Assistant at the South Austin Campus. Katie graduated in 2023 from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies. They work exceptionally well connecting with prospective adult learners who have never attended college, or those who are returning to higher education after a long break. Katie believes in supporting all students regardless of their background and that it’s never too late to learn new skills.

Helen Tonnu - Recruitment Manager

Helen Tonnu

Recruitment Manager
helen.tonnu@austincc.edu

Helen Tonnu is the Recruitment Manager for Austin Community College under the Office of Enrollment Management. Helen is passionate about supporting students in continuing their higher educational goals. As a true Austinite, she is an ACC and UT alumna. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and a minor in History, she enjoys reading personal development books. One of her favorite books is “The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership” by James Hunter. Helen looks forward to serving the students with love.

Michael Acosta, Ph.D. - Executive Dean

Michael Acosta, Ph.D.

Executive Dean, Enrollment Support Services
michael.acosta@austincc.edu

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