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Student ideas win big prizes

First-year culinary arts student Jordan Folley won 1st Place at the Big Ideas competition, leaving him with $1,250 in prize money.   
December 2, 2020

Three AACC students won cash prizes for their Big Ideas on Nov. 19, 2020.    First-year culinary arts student Jordan Folley won 1st Place and the Community Big Idea, leaving him with $1,250 in prize...

Students say they will take COVID vaccine

In an informal poll of 20 students, 11 said they plan to take the vaccine; four said they would not take the vaccine; and five are undecided. 
November 30, 2020

AACC students said in November they will take the COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available.   In an informal poll of 20 students, 11 said they plan to take the vaccine; four said they would...

Students plan to celebrate Thanksgiving at home

In an informal Campus Current poll of 22 students, 18 say they plan to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with immediate family this year.
November 25, 2020

AACC students said in November they plan to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with immediate family this year. In an informal Campus Current poll of 22 students, only three said they plan to invite visiting...

Student requests for food, basic help increase by 300% since March

Student requests for food, basic help increase by 300% since March
November 24, 2020

  HelpLink, AACC’s crisis management service, has seen a sharp uptick in requests for assistance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since the college closed in March, HelpLink has...

AACC offers 15 AA degrees completely online

Most of AACC's 15 all-online degrees are in business management, English, gender and sexuality studies, information systems, psychology and transfer studies.
November 23, 2020

AACC started offering 15 associate degrees completely online this semester.   Five more could be available by next fall, according to Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin.   Most of the all-online...

Women entrepreneurs share ideas for successful business startup

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.
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...

Baseball team gets new head coach

Former Howard High School baseball coach Nick Hoffner 
is the new head of AACC Baseball.
November 19, 2020

A long-time Howard High School baseball coach is the new head of AACC Baseball.  Nick Hoffner, the founder and owner of Leading Home Mortgage in Columbia, said he always wanted to coach college...

Already low, crime decreases on campus

The Department of Public Safety and Police’s 2020 shows theft has annual decreased from 14 reported cases in 2017 to eight in 2019 on AACC’s Arnold campus.
November 18, 2020

Theft is down 42% on the Arnold campus since 2017, according to a report the campus police released on Nov. 6.  The Department of Public Safety and Police’s 2020 annual security report...

180 classes to return to campus in spring

Approximately 180 classes will have limited number of face-to-face sections on campus next semester. Featured: Dental students in a face-to face class on the Arnold campus in the fall semester.
November 17, 2020

Students in approximately 180 classes will have the option to sign up for a limited number of face-to-face sections on campus next semester.  Included in Stage 3 of the Riverhawk Recovery Plan will...

Expert panel explains importance of voting

“Democracy is not a promise,” says legal studies professor Kymberly Jackson.
November 13, 2020

A panel of election experts in October urged AACC students to vote.  Organized by AACC’s Legal Studies Institute, the Voter Engagement panel featured Special Appeals Court Judge Douglas Nazarian;...

ESports Club raises $1,700 for charity

ESports Club members raised $1,725 in the 24-hour Extra Life gaming event.
November 10, 2020

AACC’s ESports Club raised $1,725 for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center during a 24-hour gaming event that took place Saturday through Sunday.  The once-a-semester event, Extra Life, is a live-streamed...

Default rate on federal loans low for AACC students

 AACC students' default rate was the second lowest among the 14 Maryland community colleges in the study.
November 9, 2020

AACC students default on federal student loans less often than their peers at most other Maryland community colleges, according to an October study.  AACC’s default rate—7.80%—was the second...

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