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Sgt. Janene Kerpelman, left, is the first AACC police officer promoted to sergeant.
Female officer is 1st to earn sergeant promotion

One of AACC’s two female police officers this summer became the first officer on the campus police force to be promoted to the rank of sergeant. Sgt. Janene Kerpelman, who came to AACC as a public safety officer in 2011, said the road to sergeant "was a lot of work. So I...

A national ranking of community colleges by value puts AACC in the top 10%.
AACC ranks high for quality, affordability

AACC scored in the top 10% of U.S community colleges in a ranking by personal finance website WalletHub in August. In a comparison of 698 community colleges by quality and affordability, AACC ranked 71st. Among Maryland’s 16 community colleges, Maryland ranked sixth. Carroll...

Vice President of learning Mike Gavin says the Teach In happened as a result of the work done by  Anthea Butler and Kevin Gannon.
AACC faculty and students participate in Teach In on racial equality

Faculty and students participated informal lectures and discussions about racial equality Tuesday and Wednesday during a Teach In designed to prompt the dialogue.  Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin asked the campus community to participate in the Teach In, which is...

Brig. Gen. Irene Zoppi Rodriguez is the first Hispanic member of AACC
AACC Board of Trustees gets 1st Hispanic member

A U.S. Army Reserve general became the first Hispanic member of AACC's Board of Trustees in July. Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Brig. Gen. Irene M. Zoppi Rodriguez, the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Cell, to fill one of two vacancies on the Board of Trustees. The board is...

AACC Adventure Club members take a break from hiking the Patapsco Valley trail last fall. The club president plans to organize another hike this semester.
At least 2 dozen student clubs to be active this fall

Approximately 25 to 35 student clubs will be active this fall, Student Government Association President Ryan Kim estimated in August. That’s about 10 fewer clubs than would be active during a semester when the campus is open, Kim, a second-year environmental science student,...

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AACC postpones fall sports until spring

AACC student athletes will not compete in men’s and women’s soccer, cross county or volleyball this fall. The college made the decision after the National Junior College Athletic Association canceled its fall season--except for cross country and women’s tennis--in response...

Health and Fitness Assistant Mary Moorer loads a curbside order from the AACC Bookstore in the back of a student’s car.
Bookstore has curbside pickup of textbooks until Friday

Students who order their textbooks from the AACC Bookstore can pick up them curbside through Friday. Bookstore Manager Christopher Wirth said students can order their textbooks online from Once an order is ready, the student will receive an email explaining when...

The Child Development Center closes permanently on Monday.
Campus daycare to close permanently on Aug. 31

AACC’s childcare center on the Arnold campus will close permanently on Aug. 31. Dan Baum, AACC’s executive director of strategic communications, said college administrators decided keeping the building up to standards for safety and maintenance will make the Child Development...

AACC students help MD celebrate women
AACC students help MD celebrate women's right to vote

The home of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan lit up in purple and gold on Wednesday night to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment—thanks, in part, to the efforts of a few AACC students. Maria Gren, who takes noncredit classes at AACC, said members of...

Lindsey Gonzalez, a third-year transfer studies student, wears a surgical mask on AACC
Campus may not fully reopen until fall 2021

The majority of classes at AACC are likely to be online until the fall 2021 semester, the college announced over the summer. All fall 2020 classes will be online except for a handful of nursing and other health science courses, and a few culinary and studio arts classes with hands-on...

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