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Winter break starts two days early on Dec. 21.
College adds 2 days to winter break

AACC President Dawn Lindsay announced Wednesday the college is extending winter break by two days.    Lindsay said in an email to faculty and staff that the college will close on Dec. 21 instead of Dec. 23 as planned.    “This change will provide two full weeks...

Nine AACC students and 10 employees have reported that they tested positive for COVID-19 since March.
9 students, 10 employees have tested positive for COVID since March

Nine AACC students and 10 employees have reported that they tested positive for COVID-19 since March.  Vice President for Learning Resources Management Melissa Beardmore said the nine students who tested positive are enrolled in on-campus classes and the college...

Third-year nursing student Natasha Seeger practices her skills on the Arnold campus.
Nursing students meet on campus for face-to-face classes

Approximately 200 nursing, radiological technology and emergency medical technician students are meeting in face-to-face classes this fall on West Campus in Arnold.  Health Sciences Dean Elizabeth Appel said most of the students were unable to complete required lab work...

Students can register to vote online, by mail or in person on Election Day.
Are you ready to vote? Here's how you register

Students who want to vote in this fall’s presidential election on Nov. 3 must register before Oct. 13. Only people who register to vote by the deadline may vote during the election. Maryland residents who are U.S. citizens and are at least 16 years old may register to vote. Students...

Hispanic Heritage Month features music, dancing, education
Hispanic Heritage Month features music, dancing, education

The final event of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will be on Oct. 15 with a virtual party on Zoom. The campus celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month included musical, dancing and educational events, and ran from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The organizer, Samuel Cordero-Puchales,...

Coming Out Week and Black Male Initiative coordinators win the annual Equity and Inclusion Champion Award. Featured: Student and faculty marches in Annapolis’s first-ever Pride Parade in June 2019.
Black Male Initiative and Coming Out Week coordinators win Equity and Inclusion Champion Award

 The college has recognized the coordinators of AACC’s Black Male Initiative and Coming Out Week with its annual Equity and Inclusion Champion Award.  Dr. Richard Otten has been an adjunct instructor of gender and sexuality studies and African-American studies since...

A new vice president of technology will bring the college
College adds 4th VP -- for info technology

AACC President Dawn Lindsay announced on Oct. 1 that the college will hire its first-ever vice president of information technology. She said the new vice president, who joins the three existing vice presidents for learning, learning resources management and learner support services,...

AACC professors advises students to present themselves professionally online.
Professors share Zoom Etiquette tips for students

Just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should.  And what professors say students should not do while attending a Zoom class meeting is show up without pants; cook dinner; vape; or lie on a bed.   Some professors have strict requirements about behavior...

Enrollment at AACC is down by approximately 6% this fall.
Fall enrollment at AACC is down by approximately 6%

Student enrollment is down at AACC by approximately 6% this semester compared with fall 2019.   AACC isn’t the only community college losing students during the pandemic. The National Clearinghouse Research Center reported last week that undergraduate enrollments are down...

Culinary student Jeanette Pesseh wears a mask and gloves as she cooks for a class on campus.
Culinary students cook on campus

Culinary students are meeting face-to-face with their instructors on AACC’s Glen Burnie and Arnold campuses this fall. Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute Assistant Director David Ludwig said 47 students in six courses are meeting face-to-face with their instructors this...

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