Thursday, November 15, 2012
Anne Arundel Community College on Wednesday offered students a lesson in driving while under the influence of alcohol and technology.
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- Tim Lemke
Thursday, November 15, 2012
After ingesting eight beers in about two hours, I should not have been behind the wheel. But there I was, swerving across the road, grazing unsuspecting pedestrians and completely ignoring the speed limit. The ride ended when I crashed into the back of a Jeep Cherokee. Thankfully, it was just a simulator. But it was enough to get a taste of the effects of driving under the influence. Drive Square partnered with Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) on Thursday to show off the simulator, which also offered ways to see the impact of texting while driving. Count AACC student Zanna Paquette among those who didn't have much success with the "drunk setting" of the simulator. "I didn't know where I was going at all," she said. "Even thought it'…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Three students continue a tradition of excellence at AACC.
Three Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) students won top awards for excellence in architectural designs. The students won two community college awards presented by the Maryland State American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the second year in a row. Both Reynolds’ and Reyes’ entries grew out of projects in Professor Michael D. Ryan’s Architectural Design 4 class. Penafiel and Reynolds are no strangers to this level of recognition. Penafiel won an American Society of Interior Design student competition award two years ago, making her the first student at AACC to win both interior design and architecture state awards. And Reynolds won last year’s first place award for Excellence in Hand Delineation, making him the first student to win …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
As first responders and community members gathered for a moment of silence on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Anne Arundel's county executive focused on what he said he sees as the next great threat.
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold focused his remarks at a 9/11 memorial on Tuesday on the importance of cybersecurity. "Cyberterrorism will shut down our electrical grids, shut down our air-traffic-control system, shut down our financial networks," Leopold said. "We spend $4 billion on cyberdefense in this country, which is less than what we spend on agricultural subsidies. We need to do more." He called Anne Arundel County the epicenter of national security effort to combat cyberterrorism because of U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade. In 2011, Patch reported on an increase in congestion around Fort Meade as thousands of new workers commuted to the area on a daily basis. And in 2012, discrepancies between how the White House …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The college offers assistance in obtaining financial aid and a no-fee, no-interest payment plan that spreads tuition costs throughout the year.
Students considering classes at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) this fall can lean on some financial aid before school starts up again. The college issued a statement Wednesday detailing its no-fee, interest-free payment plan that helps students spread the cost of tuition throughout a term. This year, the college's Board of Trustees raised tuition fees by $16 per credit hour to balance its budget. A full-time student taking 15 credit hours will see a $240 total increase per semester under these new rates. Students can apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by filling out a free application. AACC's financial aid staff can provide one-on-one assistance in completing these applications. Students who need financial assistance must be …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Several new programs have been added to the lineup of courses this year.
It's that time of year again. Signups for fall classes at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) have begun for the 15-week session and the first eight-week session at the Arnold, Glen Burnie Town Center and Arundel Mills locations. The best time to register is now, so that you can lock down your preferred time for classes. All general education courses are currently available for registration, according to a press release. "Courses that are prerequisites for many degree programs, such as science lab courses, fill up quickly, so enrolling now gives you more flexibility in obtaining the classes you need," according to the release. A few new programs are being offered this year, including: For a full list of all programs, visit www.aacc.edu/…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Anne Arundel Community College names Mary Milligan as an Athlete of Distinction and an All-American.
Mary Milligan of Crofton was recently recognized by Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) for being an Athlete of Distinction and lacrosse All-American. Milligan earned a 3.79 GPA for the spring semester for Exemplary Academic Achievement, according to a press release from AACC. Her other achievements, as detailed by AACC, include: See also:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The student association of Anne Arundel Community College recognized nine outstanding members at the end of the school year, including Fatima Bhatti of Crofton.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A student from Crofton was among those recently recognized for outstanding service. The following information was sent to Patch by Debbie McDaniel-Shaughney, the public relations manager at Anne Arundel Community College. The Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) Student Association has honored nine students, faculty and staff members with its 2012 Distinguished Service Award for exceptional contributions and significant changes affecting the college community. Those awarded the association’s highest honor at a recent ceremony are: All AACC students registered in credit and noncredit classes are members of the AACC Student Association, which offers training in leadership and organizational management. For information, call 410-777-2219 or …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday's commencement was jam-packed with graduates and family members.
Anne Arundel Community College's 50th graduating class was greeted by the largest crowd at a commencement ceremony ever on the Arnold campus, with thousands of family and friends joining in the celebrations. A record 1,998 students graduated on Thursday, where more than 1,500 degrees and 600 certificates were awarded. Outgoing college President Martha A. Smith delivered the keynote speech at Thursday's ceremonies. Smith is set to retire in August, and new president Dawn Lindsay will begin her tenure immediately afterward. Smith thanked the students for their hard work, and said their dedication has made her life as president special. "I kept coming home to the same thought and feeling, a page straight from the Anne Arundel Community …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Dawn Lindsay was announced as Anne Arundel Community College's next president on Tuesday.
The next president of Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is Dawn Lindsay, a Maryland native. Lindsay said she was excited to be chosen. She visited the college over the past week during the final interview process and the longer she was here, the more she wanted the job, Lindsay said. "This is a dream come true for me. I cannot tell you how happy I am," Lindsay said to a crowd Tuesday at the college. "To take this college and facilitate continued growth is something I look forward to." AACC's Board of Trustees Chairwoman Victoria Fretwell said the board unanimously chose Lindsay as the successor to current president Martha Smith at a press conference on Tuesday morning. Lindsay was selected from among 120 applicants for the position. …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The chairwoman of the college's Board of Trustees said a final decision on the new president will come soon.
The three finalists in Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)’s presidential search were announced Wednesday. The Board of Trustees has entered the final phase of its selection process for picking a new president to replace Martha Smith, who is set to retire in August. Smith has been the president for 18 years, the longest tenure of the five presidents since the college's founding in 1961. The finalists are: The three candidates were narrowed down from a national search that included 120 applicants. Throughout this week, the candidates will tour the Arnold campus and be interviewed again before the board makes its final determination, said AACC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Victoria Fretwell. “These meetings will be an extension of what has…