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Community is at the heart of why we are here. Whether at our Arnold campus, Arundel Mills and Glen Burnie locations, our partner sites countywide, or online, we are committed to helping our students attain the educational goals they trust us to provide. We want to thank you for your continued support of our students, our programs and our college.

There is no limit to what we can accomplish together, and we’re excited to see what this new term and the rest of the year will bring for our region, our county, our partners and students. 
Raising the Bar
A "Topping Out" ceremony recently celebrated the final beam placed on the new Health and Life Sciences Building . During the event hosted by construction company Whiting-Turner, the beam was signed by attendees then placed on top of the structure. It shows we're one step closer to the August 2021 finish date of the three-story building that will hold 19 biology labs and 20 health science labs. Academic and student space will include a greenhouse, computer labs, simulation labs, classrooms, study and meeting rooms. 
In a Class of Their Own
Last fall, 119 students graduated from AACC’s GED and Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ National External Diploma Program. That's 119 people who are moving on to better jobs and further schooling with their heads held high and a Maryland High School Diploma in hand. Including this year’s graduating class, 3,173 students have passed the GED exam since 1998 with the assistance of AACC’s GED Programs!
AACC and St. John’s College Unite in a Unique Partnership
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $100,000 grant to AACC and St. John’s College. The prestigious award will fund a three-year partnership between the schools for “Bridge to the Liberal Arts through Primary Source Texts (BLAST),” which will incorporate the study of primary sources into community college courses and establish transfer pathways for students.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Zeitgeist Award Winners
We're proud of having the only statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in Maryland and also of our ongoing partnership with the a nnual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. Congratulations to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Zeitgeist Award winners and AACC employees Carolyn Patton, Melissa Spurlock and Heather Rellihan, just a few of the community members honored at the 39th annual event last month which celebrated the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.
The World as Their Classroom
Did you know our students study abroad? The most recent trip was a Fundamentals of Ecology Travel Study, where biology students spent time together in the classroom, then on a 15-day trip to Costa Rica. Upcoming travel-study opportunities include trips to the Dominican Republic, Scotland and Spain. Requirements vary, but many are available with a noncredit option for the public as well as a credit option for students in a specific field.
Season Two of Redefine U
With the help of local storytellers and experts, AACC’s biweekly podcast Redefine U explores what can happen when we’re challenged to change our beliefs, our thoughts or even who we think we are. Season two launched this month! Hear from a first-generation student who believes things happen for a reason even even the four hours a day she spends on the bus to and from school. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.
Did You Miss Us in the Washington Post?
No worries, you can still read the piece, "‘A drop in the bucket’: Parents in college need child care, but federal dollars fall short." AACC's free evening child care to low-income students is featured in this compelling, in-depth look at higher education, child care for students and funding.