Campus Current

In an informal Campus Current poll, many students expressed hesitancy over voting this November.
Students split about whether they will vote

More than half of the students in a Campus Current poll in September said they do not intend to vote in the midterm elections in November.  In an informal poll of 25 students on the Arnold campus, 52% said they are uncertain or not going to vote in the midterms, and 48% said they...

Courtney Buiniskis, an adjunct communications professor, is running for state delegate for Maryland District 30B in the general election on Nov. 8.
Adjunct runs for seat in General Assembly

An adjunct professor won the Democratic primary for the District 30B seat in the Maryland House of Delegates on July 19, while another AACC faculty member lost her primary bid in District 31B. Democrat Courtney Buiniskis, a 2008 AACC graduate, said it felt “wonderful” to win....

Steuart Pittman speaking at an event
AACC adjunct faculty gets right to form union

Some AACC adjunct faculty members are collecting signatures in an effort to form a union. A vote in the Maryland Legislature in 2021 allowed community college faculty and staff to unionize after Sept. 1. “This fight has been going on for years,” Courtney Buiniskis, an adjunct...

esports to play matches in October
esports to play matches in October

Three Riverhawks esports teams—squads that play electronic games in matches against other colleges—start its season in October. Rocket League will compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association esports league, while the Overwatch team will play recreational matches....

A kickoff meeting on Thursday prepared student entrepreneurs for a November business pitch contest that will award cash prizes.
Students learn to pitch in kickoff event

Would-be student entrepreneurs on Thursday learned how to compete in a November competition that could earn them prizes of up to $1,000. The kickoff meeting was a prelude to November’s Big Idea Competition, when students who want to compete for prizes will submit videos explaining...

AACC students can apply for paid internships in January working with state politicians.
Political paid internships offered for students in January

AACC students can sign up for paid internships working with state delegates and senators starting in January when the Maryland General Assembly begins its next session. Students interested in the internship, which entails sending emails, taking notes, researching legislative information...

Students who qualify for the Federal Work-Study program can get a part-time job at places like the student services  information desk on campus.
Students get part-time jobs on campus

40 AACC students have part-time jobs on campus this semester that the federal government pays for. Across campus, departments have advertised more than 80 jobs for office workers, library assistants, technology specialists, photographers, ad sales, cashiers and even a scoreboard...

Former Chesapeake High School coach Drew Belcher, joins the Riverhawks soccer coaching staff.
Riverhawks men's soccer team adds assistant coach

The Riverhawks men’s soccer team started the 2022 fall season with a second assistant coach.  Drew Belcher, a former Chesapeake High School coach, said his goals for the season are to develop the talent on the roster.  “For me, it’s to improve their ability to then help...

Sculpture student Sergio Alvarez, a retired surgeon, stands outside the Health and Life Sciences building with five statues he created for the new butterfly garden.
Clubs come together to plant butterfly garden

Students from multiple clubs and the Biology Department planted a garden on campus last spring designed to attract Monarch butterflies. The garden, outside the Health and Life Sciences Building, is filled with milkweeds, goldenrods, cornflowers, zinnias and many other plants that...

Hispanic Heritage Month sign
AACC holds in-person events for Hispanic Heritage Month

For the first time in three years, AACC’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will include in-person events.  Student success and retention adviser Samuel Cordero-Puchales said this year's celebration will feature a poetry slam for the first time. A poetry slam is like an open...

Alford Shinaberry, AACC’s mailroom supervisor, will retire on Oct. 1 after 52 years with the college. His hobbies include skydiving. Shown, in a jump over Laurel Delaware.
AACC mailworker retires after 52 years

The employee who has worked the longest at AACC retired on Oct. 1 after 52 years in the mailroom.  Alford Shinaberry, who turns 70 in November, started working in the campus mailroom in September 1970 when he was 17 years old.  "I thought I’d probably get a job cutting the...

First-year students at a table
First-year students say college is friendly

AACC students who came to campus for the first time this semester said they are finding their classmates and professors friendly. First-year environmental science student Tyler Saveleski said it’s easy to start a conversation with other students.  “You can start a conversation...

The Riverhawks started their fall season on Sept. 3 with two wins against Chesapeake College.
2022 Fall baseball underway

The Riverhawks fall baseball team kicked off its 17-game exhibition season on Sept. 3 with a double-header against Chesapeake College. Head baseball coach Nick Hoffner said one of the squad’s strengths is its returning pitchers.  “Pitching is extremely important in the...

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