Campus Current

Scholarship opens to noncredit applicants

Scholarship opens to noncredit applicants

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

August 25, 2019

Non-credit AACC students will be eligible for the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship starting next year. Previously the program was open only to full-time credit students taking at least 12 credits per semester. “The Maryland Promise [scholarship] is being expanded from just for...

Com undergrad says ‘yes’ to top editor job

Com undergrad says ‘yes’ to top editor job

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

August 25, 2019

A second-year communications student became the new editor-in-chief of Campus Current in August. Amber Nathan joined Campus Current as a reporter in January before becoming ad manager in February. In her new role as editor, she oversees the paper and assigns and edits stories. “She’s nice,...

Student-mother sits on Board of Trustees

Student-mother sits on Board of Trustees

Alexandra Radovic, Contributor

August 25, 2019

The owner of two local businesses will take a seat on the college’s Board of Trustees this fall as its only student member. Van Mason, a 51-year-old real estate agent, has attended AACC since 2011. She launched a realty company and a home design service last year. The student trustee will vote...

County funds AACC budget

County funds AACC budget

Alexandra Radovic, Contributor

August 21, 2019

The Anne Arundel County Council in June approved AACC’s annual budget for fiscal year 2020. The budget includes $47,087,700 in operating funding from the county, an increase of $3 million over last year. The increase fell $1 million short of the college’s request to the county, which agreed...

College breaks ground on Health and Life Sciences Building

College breaks ground on Health and Life Sciences Building

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

On the breezy afternoon of May 14, AACC President Dawn Lindsay stepped out on a muddy field, in front of a yellow bulldozer, in her polished black pumps and grey-toned business dress with a shovel in hand and a hard hat covering her styled blonde hair. Faculty and staff of the college and member...

SGA adds new plans for next fall, graduation

SGA adds new plans for next fall, graduation

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2019

The Student Government Association created a new position for next fall and will allow students to purchase club T-shirts and wear chords for their clubs at graduation. The new position, Vice President of Outreach, Community and Engagement will be “Pretty much a liaison between all the clubs at...

Alumni return to AACC to dance in showcase

Alumni return to AACC to dance in showcase

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

May 4, 2019

  Dance instructors, professional performers and students from four-year schools all returned to AACC to dance and honor their former company on May 4. “The ‘Alumni Concert’ is phase two of our 30th anniversary celebration,” Lynda Fitzgerald, professor and dance company director told...

AACC entrepreneurs win money at annual business pitch competition

AACC entrepreneurs win money at annual business pitch competition

Lindey Gapsis, Reporter

May 3, 2019

A baking and pastry student at AACC won $15 thousand toward her bakery business in April, during the college's annual Business Pitch Competition. AACC’s $100,000 Business Pitch Competition is a yearly event held for students to pitch their business ideas to a panel of seven judges who grant money...

Ex-prisoner gets AACC degree, set to help produce film with Anonymous Content

Ex-prisoner gets AACC degree, set to help produce film with Anonymous Content

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2019

  This is the final installment in a three-part series on an AACC program to take community college classes to students in prison. In June 1996, 17-year-old Chris Wilson walked outside of his home in Washington, D.C., where two men followed him down the block. In an attempt to escape t...

Living cost among top concerns in AA county

Living cost among top concerns in AA county

April 30, 2019

The high cost of living is the top concern of Anne Arundel County residents, a survey by AACC’s Center for the Study of Local Issues found in April. Among their other concerns are drug abuse, sexual harassment, police and minority interactions, and low college graduation rates due to rising tuition...

Dean scores magazine mention for leadership

Dean scores magazine mention for leadership

April 30, 2019

“Diverse” magazine named AACC’s dean of student engagement among its “Diverse Top 35 Women in Higher Education” in its Women’s History Month issue in March. Dr. Tiffany Boykin ranked seventh on the annual list. “I still don’t exactly know who nominated me,” Boykin said. “It...

Part-time workers plan for raise in hourly pay

Part-time workers plan for raise in hourly pay

Kenzie Airey, Graphic Designer

April 30, 2019

AACC students who work part-time will earn more money starting next year because the state Legislature voted in March to raise the minimum wage—a little at a time—to $15 an hour by 2025. Maryland’s minimum wage is $10.10 an hour. The new law increases that amount incrementally to $11 an hour i...

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