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Comacell Brown, CEO of Cell Spitfire paintings, encourages student activism through art. Shown, a 7,000-square-foot mural of Breonna Taylor in Annapolis, painted by artists, youth and volunteers with the nonprofit arts organization Future History Now.

Street artist encourages creative activism

Ryan Oberteuffer, Reporter February 26, 2021

Art presents a clear path to becoming an activist, an Annapolis-born street artist told AACC students and staff at a virtual lunch on Friday.  Street artist Comacell Brown encouraged faculty...

KanKouran performers teach participants how to play traditional African drums on campus  during a Black History Month in 2018. This year’s celebrations will be virtual.

Black History Month events go virtual 

Jazsmine Hill, Diversity Editor February 15, 2021

AACC chose “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” as its theme for Black History Month in February.   Among the college’s Black History Month events are a Feb. 19 talk by...

The college is searching for a chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer to replace Dr. Deidra Dennie, who left to work at Transylvania University.

Search nearly complete for new AACC chief diversity officer

Jazsmine Hill, Diversity Editor February 8, 2021

AACC officials said they are close to hiring a new chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer who will oversee the college’s efforts to offer equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their...

Lynda Fitzgerald, director of AACC’s Dance Company, says male dancers earn more because there are fewer of them, so they are harder to recruit.
Featured dancers: Andre Hinds, Leo Williams, and Samuel Boquist.

Dance Company director modifies course to focus on pay gap

Audrey Wais, Advertising Manager December 14, 2020

The director of AACC’s Dance Company has modified a dance production course to focus, in part, on the gap in pay between male and female dancers.   Lynda Fitzgerald said male dancers earn more because...

AACC’s Gay-Straight Alliance raised $480 for the Trevor Project, an organization that offers crisis and suicide intervention for LGBTQ youth, in its second online drag show on Nov. 25. Featured: Miss Black.

Student drag queens raise nearly $500 for charity

Marquart Doty , Associate Editor December 1, 2020

AACC’s Gay-Straight Alliance hosted its second online drag show on Nov. 25, replacing the usual in-person Dragapalooza. GSA President Chrystal Jones hosted the event, which featured five students...

Panelists Thomisha Duru, Johnelka Staff and Winnie Shabazz says hobbies, life experiences and interests outside of work can spur an idea for a successful business startup.

Women entrepreneurs share ideas for successful business startup

Audrey Wais, Advertising Manager November 20, 2020

Three Anne Arundel County entrepreneurs told AACC students in October that they never expected to start the kinds of businesses they own.   During a virtual panel discussion sponsored by the Entrepreneurial...

Dr. John Bodnar, an adjunct instructor and student at AACC, says he likes talking to younger students about his experience in the military. Shown, Bodnar meets with a representative of the  South Korean Biological Warfare intel office.

On Veterans Day, student vets talk pros, cons of college life

Audrey Wais, Advertising Manager November 11, 2020

The best way for students to honor their classmates who are veterans might be to listen to their stories. Student veterans told Campus Current in November that most people greet them with, “Thank...

Dr. Danny Hoey, author of

Asst. dean showcases award-winning novel in virtual Q&A

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2020

The author of the novel “The Butterfly Lady” shared writing tips and advice with faculty and a few students on Oct. 22 during a virtual reading event. Dr. Danny Hoey, AACC’s assistant dean of...

Dr. Tiffany Boykin will tackle discrimination on campus that involves race, sex, national origin and disability.

AACC Has A Brand-New Chief Compliance and Fair Practices Officer

Maia Brown, Reporter October 22, 2020

AACC’s former dean of student engagement has accepted a job overseeing the college’s handling of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases.  Dr. Tiffany Boykin, the new chief compliance...

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...

Coming Out Week and Black Male Initiative coordinators win the annual Equity and Inclusion Champion Award. Featured: Student and faculty marches in Annapolis’s first-ever Pride Parade in June 2019.

Black Male Initiative and Coming Out Week coordinators win Equity and Inclusion Champion Award

Dominic Salacki, Reporter October 9, 2020

 The college has recognized the coordinators of AACC’s Black Male Initiative and Coming Out Week with its annual Equity and Inclusion Champion Award.  Dr. Richard Otten has been an adjunct...

AACC's new strategic plan addresses the achievement gap among minority students.
Shown left to right: former Campus Current editors Amber Nathan, Christina Browning and Christian Richey.

New strategic plan to focus on gaps in student achievement

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2020

AACC’s focus for the next four years will involve increasing student graduation rates, particularly among minorities. Dr. Mike Gavin, AACC’s vice president for learning, said the college’s new...

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