American Commercial College-W.F. Cleared to Enroll New Students

American Commercial College-W.F. Cleared to Enroll New Students

After about four months of having to turn away prospective&nbsp; students ... American Commercial College's Wichita Falls&nbsp; campus is once again cleared to start&nbsp; accepting new students.<br>
After about four months of having to turn away prospective  students ... American Commercial College's Wichita Falls  campus is once again cleared to start  accepting new students.
    The Texas Workforce Commission issued an "intent to revoke" certificates of approval for the Lubbock and Abilene campuses of ACC.
    That was due to alleged grade-fixing, improper admissions, and forged student signatures.
    During the investigation, the commission decided to also do a thorough audit of the other ACC campuses ... Including Wichita Falls.
 That meant a hold on new enrollments.  But as of today, that hold is over.
    It's something Kevin Laukhuf hasn't gotten to do in about four months: Enroll a new student at American Commercial College.  So, what was it like, hearing that it's back to "business as usual"?
    Kevin Laukhuf
ACC Wichita Falls Director
   "I got goosebumps again just hearing you ask that question - because that's exactly how I felt - thankful & relieved & happy -- because, you know, it's been very stressful, as you can imagine."
     At the beginning of November, the school was barred from enrolling new students due to the investigation at the Lubbock and Abilene campuses.
   "With the two folks that were at the helm of those schools, who created these issues -- they're not there anymore. So, really, what we've done is put a plan in place that will not allow any of those things to ever happen again at any of our campuses -- & thankfully, of course, none of em happened here in Wichita Falls."
    For an organization that graduates a class of students every five weeks, Laukhuf says it was tough not to be able to add new students.
   "It is terribly frustrating & terribly stressful when you have to let people down who desperately need us."
    People -- like Melissa Northrup and Charmaine Beaver, who both want to become medical assistants.
   Melissa Northrup
Prospective Student
"Starting in December, I came to enroll as a student, got it where they couldn't enroll students - I called every day up until today, & today I finally get to enroll."
    Charmaine Beaver
Prospective Student
   "Hopefully find a job & take care of my kids."
   "Very big - very exciting day."
    "They have a hope for a better future, & we're able to help em get there now."
    ACC -- Wichita Falls will allow students to enroll all this week, and the new classes will begin on Monday.
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