Campus Current

Swoop stars in new advertising campaign

Students ambassadors are paid to drive wrapped cars featuring Swoop to promote AACC.

Mackenzie Airey, Graphics Editor

September 2, 2019

AACC rolled out a new advertising campaign in July. The “Road Hawk” campaign involves students driving cars wrapped in decals featuring the Riverhawk’s mascot, Swoop, to promote AACC. AACC contracted the Delaware start-up Carvertise for the campaign. Carvertise collaborates with companies...

College rededicates MLK memorial

Designer Kathryn Ellerbrock (left), Dr. Deidre Dennie, Dr. Dawn Lindsay, and William Rowel were among the speakers and attendees at the rededication.

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

August 28, 2019

AACC officials unveiled a redesign of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial Tuesday on West Campus. Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Deidre Dennie was among the speakers at the rededication, which came 13 years after the monument was initially erected. “I thought the ceremony went great,” Dennie...

AACC gets new ceramics chair

Sara Prigodich started her position as ceramics chair on Aug. 16.

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

AACC’s new ceramics chair started her job on August 16, taking the place of an award-winning professor. Rick Malmgren, who won the Christine Storck Leadership Legacy Award for his commitment to student engagement, retired in June. This left his position open for Sara Prigodich, who has been working...

Strategic communications to debut podcast

Dan Baum is the host of a brand-new podcast.

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

August 27, 2019

The staff of AACC’s Strategic Communications department will debut a new podcast this September.   Executive Director of Strategic Communications Dan Baum will be the host of Redefine U, a new podcast debuting Sept. 4. The podcast will showcase AACC students and faculty whose stories personify th...

Scholarship opens to noncredit applicants

Non-credit students may qualify for the Maryland Promise scholarship next year.

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

Amber Nathan, Campus Current editor-in-chief, says to look at all available sources and information before deciding who to vote for in the 2020 presidential elections.

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

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Clerk Scott Poyer swears in newly appointed AACC student trustee Van Mason.

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

Setting 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

President Dawn Lindsay, County Executive Steuart Pittman and members of the college faculty, construction and Board of Trustees gathered infront of the muddy plot that will become the Health and Life Sciences building in August  2021

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

Current AACC dancers and other students and faculty gathered in The Kauffman Theater on May 4 to watch Alumni of the college dance in a 30th anniversary 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

Eight students entered the annual $100,000 Business Pitch Competition and four won big.

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...

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