Thursday, January 17, 2013
Course offered will include languages, business and general education.
Anne Arundel Community College will offer classes at Meade High School for the upcoming spring semester. AACC said in a press release that sessions begin Jan. 23, and will include a variety of classes ranging from Farsi and Arabic languages, business classes or basic general education. Some classes at Meade will be geared toward adult education or English as a second language, and there will be hybrid classes that feature online coursework. To register, call 410-777-AACC or visit www.aacc.edu/register.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Anne Arundel Community College on Wednesday offered students a lesson in driving while under the influence of alcohol and technology.
- POLICE & FIRE
- 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'…
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The college has a Military and Veteran Resource Center established in 2010 as an area for the military and veteran students to come together and connect with one another.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) was again recognized for supporting members of the military, and was named among the top 15 percent of colleges across the country for being a Military Friendly School in 2012. In a review of AACC featured on Military Friendly Schools, the college was credited for having flexible online schedules for both veterans and those actively engaged in the military. The college has a Military and Veteran Resource Center, established in 2010 as an area for the military and veteran students to come together and connect with one another. AACC employs several veterans as professors, including Vietnam veterans Harry Simpson and Ray Turner. Simpson, a former Annapolis Police Department captain, now teaches a survey …
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 …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
New coursework focuses on maximizing your business.
Does your business need to brush up on sales and management techniques? A new seminar being unveiled at Anne Arundel Community College in October will focus on how to give businesses the edge on sales. Advanced Sales and Management Training coursework will be made available through the community college's Center for Workforce Solutions. Details on the course will be offered by AACC's new President Dawn Lindsay in an upcoming executive briefing, titled Sales Force Effectiveness, at the community college's Arundel Mills location at 9 a.m. Oct. 2. The goal of the training is to help businesses maximize revenue and profitability, build powerful relationships with customers and grow businesses by protecting and leveraging a company’s customer …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Electronic textbooks can cost students as much as 40 percent less than traditional textbooks.
When classes begin at Anne Arundel Community College this year, more students will be packing electronic books than ever before. With the rise in popularity of devices such as the Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle Fire, purchasing electronic versions of books, or e-books, has dominated online stores like Amazon.com. Now, a form of e-books designed for education are making a splash at AACC's bookstore. Students who purchase an e-textbook instead of a traditional textbook stand to save up to 40 percent for certain courses. But to read these, they'll need to have a particular kind of device. E-Textbooks can be read on: AACC's bookstore is offering students more than 160 e-textbook titles this year, and when students begin buying books for …
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 …
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…
The college said the new CyberCenter near Arundel Mills will have 13 teaching labs.
- Tim Lemke
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Anne Arundel Community College is on track to open its new center for cybersecurity studies this August near Arundel Mills. The new 30,000-square-foot CyberCenter on Teague Road will feature 13 teaching labs to giving students hands-on experience in computer security and even hacking. CyberCenter director Kip Kunsman said the center will not resemble a typical classroom, and will serve as a headquarters for the college’s growing cyber programs. “It’s very unique and will have a corporate feel to it,” Kunsman said. “It won’t be a traditional classroom setting. It will feel very upscale.” Kunsman spoke Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce at Kaufmann’s Tavern in Gambrills. He spent time outlining …