College to host ITT students

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor

AACC hosted at least 25 former students of the newly shuttered ITT Technical Institute during a September open house.

John Grabowski, the dean of enrollment services at AACC, said the open house was a conversation starter with the 350 displaced ITT students, whose Hanover, Maryland, school closed without warning on Sept. 6.

“It’s an opportunity for us to answer their questions,” Grabowski said. “Not only answer their questions, but to better understand some of their questions.”

AACC is making exceptions and allowing the displaced students to enroll in classes after their registration deadline.

The college is giving the students who have committed to AACC a welcome coupon for a discount on their required textbooks.

AACC President Dawn Lindsay said ITT students “were on a two-week break when they had found out that their campus was closed. With the [Hanover] campus being two to three miles away from where we are, we were on it.”

AACC has set up a phone hotline and web page for students who did not attend the open house but are still looking for a college.