Last year's budget involved a tuition rate hike. How will college officials navigate this year's budget?
Monday, February 25, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
It’s not too late to register for spring classes at Anne Arundel Community College.
The first session of spring classes at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) begins on Jan. 23, but there is still time to register. New classes are being offered this term at all instruction locations, including the new Center for Cyber and Professional Training. This session also brings a return to class offerings at North County High School and Meade High School, according to an announcement from AACC. The community college also offers options for those seeking flexibility for their work schedule. The WeekendYou program hosts classes Fridays through Sundays, offering courses in five degree and certificate programs. Students in the courses attend both online and in-person classes. In addition to the 15-week and first eight-week session …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Get details on the proposed Performing and Visual Arts high school magnet program on Oct. 11 at Anne Arundel Community College from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Students and parents can learn more about the county’s first Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) high school program on Tuesday at Anne Arundel Community College in room CALT 100 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Currently, there are two PVA programs at Wiley H. Bates Middle School and Brooklyn Park Middle School. The new program will allow those students (and others) to continue to pursue arts education in high school. Interested eighth- and ninth-grade students should apply now for the 2012-2013 school year. Students may focus on one of the prime arts areas: Maureen McMahon, assistant superintendent for Advanced Studies and Programs, spoke about the anticipated decision regarding the location of the PVA at a recent informational session for magnet school…
Friday, September 23, 2011
The economic decline has led to increased enrollment at Anne Arundel Community College and at other community colleges in the state.
First-time undergraduates looking to avoid high tuition costs and older workers trying to re-tool their skills in a tough economy are flooding Maryland's community colleges for the "distinct value" of an associate degree, the institutions' leaders say. Enrollment is on the rise locally at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). The headcount for credit students at AACC climbed from 21,752 to 25,941 from fiscal years 2008 to 2011, according to annual numbers provided by the college's spokeswoman Debbie McDaniel-Shaughney. Just in the past year at AACC, there was a 4.8 percent increase from 24,750 to 25,941 credit students. At the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) there has been a dramatic increase in enrollment in both for both …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The college reports that all locations will be closed due to impacts from Hurricane Irene.
All locations of Anne Arundel Community College will be closed Monday due to impacts from this weekend's storm, according to the college's website. Patch will update as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
In preparation for the budget season and new leadership at the community college in 2012, the council approves a special efficiency audit.
On Monday night, District 1 Councilman Daryl Jones proposed a resolution that would order a special efficiency audit of Anne Arundel Community College. Jones said the audit was being ordered to measure the efficiency of the organization in preparation for new leadership at the college. The college’s president, Martha Smith, has announced her resignation to be effective on Aug. 1, 2012. “I believe that it would only be appropriate that this council would have as much information as regards to the functioning of … the community college and the efficiency from which it is operated,” Jones said. The impetus for the resolution came from discussions during budget talks earlier this year, Jones said. The council expects the audit to be finalized …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Dragun Science Building on the Arnold campus and the Glen Burnie Town Center were both evacuated and searched this morning.
The Dragun Science Building on the Arnold campus of Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and the Glen Burnie Town Center were both evacuated around 9:45 a.m. this morning after a bomb threat for both buildings was called into the AACC Public Safety Department. “We followed the proper protocol and alerted the county police who alerted the county fire department,” said AACC spokesperson Laurie Farrell. “Safety is a priority here at AACC and all of our emergency procedures were put into place.” Farrell said that AACC Public Safety officers and the county police evacuated approximately 58 students and staff out of the Dragun building who were attending class or using a study hall. After a thorough search, officials gave the all clear and …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Glen Burnie-based Bello Machre hosted a day of fun and fundraising for people they serve and their families.
Spirits were high Saturday morning during Bello Machre’s Every Step Counts fundraiser walk/bike event around Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). Even though the sun was hiding, brightness and warmth emanated from everyone who participated in the day’s festivities. Bello Machre, which means home of my heart in Gaelic, is a Glen Burnie-based organization that aids people with developmental disabilities and their families. They also serve more than 150 adults in their 54 Anne Arundel County homes. “Every Step Counts is our most successful event,” said Development Director Tracy Lynott. “The event brings together the folks we serve and their families, staff, volunteers and other supporters to promote advocacy and to show the community what …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Girls from Glen Burnie schools participated in Saturday's event.
In a country where children’s required amount of physical education dwindles but poor nutrition and sedentary living increases, young people face more obstacles in their development into healthy adults. Add to the mix girls’ social and emotional pressures, including unhealthy body issues and low self-esteem, and the path to adulthood becomes trickier to navigate. Enter Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake, a chapter of the national Girls on the Run nonprofit organization, which on Saturday hosted its largest 5K to date. Almost a thousand girls, boys, parents, coaches and supporters turned out to run, walk or cheer at the race that took place at Anne Arundel Community College. “The most important thing about a 5K is to stay motivated …