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College launches African American Leadership Institute for faculty, staff

AACC launched a leadership development program this summer targeting black faculty and staff. The African American Leadership Institute will create a pipeline to leadership positions at AACC for minority professors and employees. To start, the group has 13 members who will serve...

Campus Current staff members sit in their newsroom to watch as the colleges vice presidents explain their plan to shut down the campus in March 2020. The student journalists lost the newsroom, located in the Humanities building, to a ventilation issue this semester.
Poor ventilation shuts down Campus Current newsroom

The student newspaper’s newsroom in the Humanities building closed this semester after officials apparently discovered a ventilation issue. Campus Current’s student editors, reporters, photographers and graphic designers are temporarily working down the hall from the newsroom...

Student Emily Newcomb
Student clubs meet on Quad for Involvement Fair

A few dozen students visited an Involvement Fair showcasing 13 student clubs and departments Wednesday on the Quad. Abigail Billovits-Hayes, vice president of public relations for the Student Government Association, said she did not expect a big turnout at the fair because most...

Runner Madison Palmer is leading the womens cross country team on a winning steak. The Riverhawks next meet is tomorrow.
Riverhawks athlete is Runner of the Week

Second-year environmental studies student Madison Palmer was the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division III Runner of the Week for cross country last week. Palmer had led the Riverhawks’ women’s cross country team to a sixth-place ranking in a national poll...

AACC Public Safety Report
New report shows crime down on campus

Crime was down nearly 67% in 2020 from 2019, according to the AACC 2021 Annual Security Report, which campus police released in September.  Vandalism was down nearly 78% on the Arnold campus, from nine incidents to two , according to the report. Larceny--or theft-- decreased 75%...

AACC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month every year in September and October.
College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

AACC is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with online and in-person events that began on Sept. 15, the anniversary of when five Latin American countries gained independence. The final event, a virtual party on Zoom, will be on Oct. 15. The month-long series of campus festivities...

health and life sciences building
College to renovate Florestano, Dragun after programs move to new building

The Florestano building on West Campus has been empty since the summer, when the campus health programs that once were housed there moved into the new Health and Life Sciences building on the Arnold campus. The Dragun building is partially empty after losing its life science programs...

COVID vaccination card
College posts form for submitting proof of COVID vaccination

AACC students and employees can submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations by filling out an online form and uploading a picture of their vaccination card. The college is requiring anyone coming to campus to turn in the form by Oct. 1 or to submit proof of weekly negative COVID-19...

AACC small class size
Enrollment dips by 12%

Student enrollment at AACC is down by 12% this semester from last fall. That decline in the number of students paying tuition has cost the college an estimated $3.9 million, according to Melissa Beardmore, vice president for learning resources management. The school’s annual...

Communications student Maggie Brown is the Student Government Associations new vice president of outreach.
SGA appoints 6th VP to fill out executive board

The Student Government Association appointed a 33-year-old communications student as its vice president of outreach on Friday. Maggie Brown, a first-year student here, served as secretary of the Baltimore County Community College Student Government Association in 2015. She said...

Womens soccer defense/midfield player Sydney Klabnik practices on a grassy field near the baseball diamond while the college replaces the turf at Siegert Stadium.
Field at Siegert Stadium gets new turf

AACC is replacing the turf on the field at Siegert Stadium, moving soccer practices and lacrosse fall ball to a grassy field near the baseball diamond for five weeks. According to Athletic Director Duane Herr, the college is replacing the synthetic turf for the first time since...

Riverhawks womens cross country
Cross country back after 2-year break

The men’s and women’s cross country teams this semester are competing for the first time since fall 2019. The teams did not participate in last fall’s season because of COVID-19. “It's really motivating, considering we actually have us all together now, whereas, because...

Photography professor Matt Moores photos of discarded statues of Cold War-era Soviet leaders will be on display at a Portland, Oregon, gallery in May. Shown here is a statue of Joseph Stalin, a leader of the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1953, in the Czech Republic.
Photo prof to exhibit project showing dismantled Soviet statues

A Portland, Oregon, art show will showcase the work of an AACC photography professor who took pictures of the dismantled statues of former Soviet leaders whose images were toppled after the collapse of the Communist government in 1991. Blue Sky Gallery will host the solo exhibition...

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