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Gov Oks outdoor sports; AACC to wait for spring

Men’s Soccer goalie Brenden LeMaster says he would be willing to play for fans if the college allowed it.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2020

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday authorized colleges to allow a limited number of fans to attend outdoor sports games, but AACC officials have not approved the return of fall athletics to campus.  Athletic Director Duane Herr said there are no plans to bring back sports to campus this fall.   “We continue to monitor everything that's going on and we just haven't felt t...

Nursing students meet on campus for face-to-face classes

Third-year nursing student Natasha Seeger practices her skills on the Arnold campus.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2020

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 for their spring classes because the campu...

Are you ready to vote? Here’s how you register

Students can register to vote online, by mail or in person on Election Day.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2020

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 can register...

Hispanic Heritage Month features music, dancing, education

Hispanic Heritage Month features music, dancing, education

Maia Brown, Reporter

October 12, 2020

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, said...

Culinary students cook on campus

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

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2020

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 semester. For social...

Pioneer baseball legend celebrates 44 years as AACC employee

Steve Pegg started his 44-year career on campus as a part-timer in the bookstore while he took classes and played baseball for the AACC Pioneers.

Dominic Salacki, Reporter

October 2, 2020

AACC’s director of auxiliary services has worked at the college for 44 years—and earned recognition for his longevity at a meeting of all faculty and staff at the beginning of the semester. Steve Pegg, who played baseball for AACC when he was a student here in the 1970s, oversees the college bookstore,...

Amaranth holds virtual open-mic night

The editors of Amaranth, AACC's student literary magazine, hosted a virtual open-mic night last week.

Marquart Doty, Associate Editor

October 1, 2020

Students had the chance to perform at the first virtual open-mic night hosted by Amaranth, AACC’s award-winning literary magazine, last Tuesday. Amaranth plans to hold two more virtual open-mic nights this semester, said Editor-in-Chief Leah Roche. They will be held via Zoom from 7-9 p.m. on Oct....

Women’s Cross-Country gets new coach

Long-time Severna Park running coach Susan Noble is AACC’s new Women’s Cross-Country coach

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2020

A long-time Severna Park running coach is AACC’s new Women’s Cross-Country coach. Susan Noble, who started her job over the summer, has been a running coach and a personal trainer for 15 years and coached cross-country and track at Severna Park High School and St. Mary's High School. “I...

Dance classes sit out fall semester; other arts go online

Students in performing arts classes are at greater risk of spreading coronavirus and catching COVID-19. Shown, an AACC Dance Company rehearsal from 2017.

Dominic Salacki, Reporter

September 18, 2020

AACC canceled all of its group dance classes this semester after officials deemed it unsafe to offer them on campus.  Tap dance, ballet, modern dance, jazz dance and dance production will likely return to the schedule next semester, according to Lynda Fitzgerald, the coordinator of dance and dir...

Crime down but police stay busy opening buildings

Campus police stay busy opening buildings for faculty and staff who need access to their offices while the campuses are mostly locked down.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2020

Between March, when the college shut down because of the pandemic, and the start of the fall semester, AACC police responded to two accidents, two reports of destruction of property, four medical emergencies— and 1,709 requests to unlock buildings for faculty and staff who needed to get to their off...

Campus wins top award for innovation

Special Police Sgt. Stephen Shepet (center) is one of nine AACC faculty and employees to win a League of Innovation Excellence award.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2020

AACC won a top award for innovation for the way it transformed in March from a mostly on-campus college to one that offered all of its classes online. The League for Innovation in the Community College gave AACC an Innovation of the Year award after the college migrated 1,250 classes online and closed...

Female officer is 1st to earn sergeant promotion

Sgt. Janene Kerpelman, left, is the first AACC police officer promoted to sergeant.

Summer Cox, Digital Editor

September 10, 2020

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 was very excited.”...

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