Campus Current

AACCs Office of Student Engagement helps conduct
surveys and focus groups to assess students opinions on how the college can engage them better.
Focus groups reveal tips for engagement

Students have been participating in focus groups to help AACC administrators figure out how to keep them from dropping out of college. Hundreds of students were invited to participate in three focus groups–small meetings at which students can voice their opinions about ways the...

Second-year entrepreneurship student Kaylah Rashid
and second-year information systems student Kevin
Lemus try on their graduation regalia.
Congrats to our 2022 grads

Dear Riverhawks Class of 2022: Campus Current congratulates you for completing two years of community college under the worst possible circumstances. We congratulate you for sticking to your studies even when you were surrounded by illness, grief and fear brought on by the...

AACC changed the photo on the sign-in portal screen to a shot of the colleges
mascot so the page does not look like the one hackers used for a scam email.
Hackers send spam emails

A hacker sent more than 10,000 spam emails to AACC email accounts in March, the college reported.  The emails went to a random mixture of students, faculty, and staff and contained a link to a fraudulent website designed to look like the AACC login page. Director of Information...

First-year transfer studies students Arnold Beck and
Kestrel Watson mask up on the Quad.
AACC to discontinue mandate on May 19

AACC will continue to require students and employees to wear masks inside of campus buildings until May 19. However, the college on March 9 ended its requirement for those who come to campus to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative weekly COVID-19 test. “Anne Arundel...

AACC reached a milestone in 2021: its 60th birthday at a time when COVID-19
prevented in-person celebrations. Shown, the Arnold campus in 1966.
AACC reaches 60th birthday

The 60th anniversary of AACC has come and gone and because of COVID-19, there was no proper celebration.  That doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate six decades of our college’s history and success in our hearts. Turning 60 is a big deal and something to be proud of.  Students,...

Laniya Harris says taking a break from school can be
good for a students mental health.
Mental health is top concern

Taking time out of your busy day to just think and try to understand what you are feeling is important during a time when life seems more stressful than usual for us students. I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to deal with anxiety and depression while trying...

Nurse Stephanie Jenkins wears a KN95 mask, the
kind that the college recommends.
Comfort determines choice of face mask

AACC students said they choose their face masks based on how comfortable they feel. Students have three basic masks to choose from: cloth, disposable and KN95. KN95 masks, which the Centers for Disease Control recommends for indoor use, offer five-layer protection. Stephanie...

Campus Current reporter Ava Moore, a communications student, says she buys
most of her clothes in thrift stores like Uptown Cheapskate in Annapolis, shown.
Thrifters save cash, planet

Yasa Mastoi, a first-year business student, typically buys his sneakers brand-new from a store like Champs. But when he found a pair of unused Polo sneakers at Uptown Cheapskate, a thrift shop in Annapolis, for a mere $25, he changed his shopping habits for good. “Sometimes...

Second-year business administration student Brandon Timmins says hes happy to have a college graduation because he didnt have one for high school.
AACC grads happy to have normal ceremony

Students who are graduating in May said they expect their AACC commencement ceremony to far surpass what they experienced when they finished high school. For some, the AACC graduation on May 26 at Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover will be the only commencement ceremony they have...

Students hunker down with the books to prepare for final exams, which begin next week.
Students prepare for final exams

AACC students said they are doing everything from drinking their favorite coffee to designing flash cards to prepare for finals. “I will often use flashcards,” Madeline Knowles, a business student who has been taking classes since 2014, said. “I think flashcards are so helpful....

First-year digital art and design student Tabitha Broomfield  poses with her painting at the Student Art Exhibition on campus.
Reception honors student artists

Approximately 40 people attended a reception for the 2022 Student Art Exhibition in the Cade building on Wednesday, many of them artists there to see their own work or to support friends. About 70 pieces by AACC students, ranging from paintings to sculpture to prints, are on display...

AACC released its fall catalog in April, featuring more
in-person classes than the spring 2022 catalog.
College to hold more fall classes in person

AACC will hold 41.5% of its classes on campus in the fall, according to college vice presidents. “The push has been to bring back more face-to-face offerings so we get that community feel again,” AACC Vice President for Learning Tanya Millner said. Still, Millner explained that...

Associate Vice President for Learning and Academic Affairs Alycia Marshall is leaving the college after 22-years. She will become a vice president of academic and student success at the Community College of Philadelphia.
Associate VP leaves AACC after 22 years

The associate vice president for learning and academic affairs is set to leave the college on June 10 after 22 years of service at AACC.  Alycia Marshall said she’s leaving AACC to become the vice president of academic and student success at the Community College of Philadelphia....

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