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AACC to rename CALT building

The Center for Applied Learning and Technology is scheduled to be renamed following the Sept. 13 Board of Trustees meeting.

Mary McKiel, Campus Life Editor

October 5, 2016

The college’s Board of Trustees approved renaming the Center for Applied Learning and Technology building on the west side of the Arnold campus to the Vanous-Nutt Center for Applied Learning and Technology. The building is being renamed in honor of Harold and Lillian Vanous-Nutt for their significant...

Mental health fair displays resources for students

The Mental Health Fair on Sept. 26 outlined some of the resources available to students.

Mary McKiel, Campus Life Editor

October 4, 2016

This year’s AACC Mental Health Fair provided an educational outlook on suicide prevention and brought forth resources for those who are afraid to speak out about their problem.  Main exhibits this year included a graffiti wall, “The Brain” (mix and match with mental illness names and their sympt...

Lindsay talks AACC moving forward

President Dawn Lindsay stands before her many awards, accolades, and mementos.

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor

October 3, 2016

AACC President Dawn Lindsay plans to spend the 2016-2017 school year seeking funds for a new health and science building and updating the college’s strategic plan, she told Campus Current last month. “These are two big things that are important to the college,” she said. Lindsay said the colleg...

Gavin appointment breaks precedent

Dr. Michael Gavin in action as the new Vice President for Learning.

Cody Colston, Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2016

President Dawn Lindsay named Dr. Mike Gavin AACC’s vice president for learning on Sept. 6 after choosing to forgo a search for other candidates. Gavin, who has served as interim vice president for learning since February, was the associate vice president for learning and academic affairs since 201...

College to host ITT students

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor

September 30, 2016

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...

Campus pool on track to close

Closing the pool is a part of AACC’s Facilities Master Plan to make way for a new health and sciences building.

Ashley Feeney, Reporter

September 30, 2016

AACC plans to demolish its indoor pool in July 2018 to make room for a new Health Science and Biology building if the state allocates funds for the project. “We’re out of the pool business,” AACC President Dawn Lindsay said. The college held open forums for the community to weigh in on the...

AACC gets new top cop

Campus Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer has been involved in law enforcement since he was 19 years old.

Brad Dress, Reporter

September 30, 2016

A long-time commanding officer with the Baltimore City Police Department became AACC’s chief of police over the summer. Sean Kapfhammer became involved in policing at 19 as a cadet. “I always thought [law enforcement] would be an exciting line of work,” Kapfhammer said. “It gives you the...

Chefs win high rank

AACC’s HCAT has been ranked in the top 50  based on its reviews and the great impression AACC gives to visitors.

Mary McKiel, Campus Life Editor

September 30, 2016

AACC’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute (HCAT) ranked No. 14 out of the top 50 college culinary programs for 2016, according to According to Director Mary Ellen Mason, HCAT won the ranking because of its quality teaching from experts in the industries, excellent...

Swoop turns 1 at student fair

Swoop was the most popular entry in a campuswide contest in which students chose the Riverhawks’ mascot’s name.

James Whitley, Reporter

September 30, 2016

AACC’s mascot, Swoop, celebrated his first birthday Sept. 14 during the Student Involvement Fair in the quad. In a contest last year, students suggested names for the mascot, a riverhawk, before a campuswide vote determined the winner. “There was a committee … that involved athletics, myself,...

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