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This fall has been filled with awards, honors and success stories! As the term winds down, I’d like to share with you a few of the many highlights – from students, faculty and staff achievements to national awards and honors bestowed on dear friends.
We could not do it without your support. AACC continues to be a place where anyone can redefine themselves thanks to the dedication of faculty, staff and a community that values learning of all kinds.

Here's to earning more awards that showcase our work, encouraging impressive students as they strive to make their mark on the world and a wonderful variety of learning for us all in the coming season. 
GED Student Stories
This year, 153 graduates launched a new beginning with high school diploma in hand thanks to the college and Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Many graduates participated in the Anne Arundel County High School Diploma Student Recognition Ceremony in October.
Smith Named President Emeritus
Dr. Martha A. Smith, president of the college from 1994 to 2012, was awarded the status of president emeritus by the college’s board of trustees at its November meeting. During her 18 years of service at the college, she touched the lives of thousands of county residents through her work as a visionary leader.

NJCAA All-Academic Honors
Congratulations to the 15 student-athlete Riverhawks who earned NJCAA All-Academic Honors, to our women’s lacrosse team who earned 2017-18 All-Academic Team of the Year and to recent student-athlete lacrosse graduate, Sofia Michael, named the NJCAA female Student-Athlete of The Year. Sofia has transferred to Ashland University with scholarships for nursing and lacrosse.
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 
AACC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the third year in a row. The award comes from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine and is the only national honor for U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. We're thrilled to be included again. 
The Good Scout Award
Dr. Dawn Lindsay recently was honored with the 2018 Anne Arundel County Good Scout Award, which recognizes outstanding community service by those who exemplify the ideals of the Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America. In this photo, Lindsay is flanked by previous award recipients AACC b oard c hair Larry Ulvila and Sen . Edward Reilly .
Web and Design Awards
Our Public Relations and Marketing office won a W³ Silver Award for web excellence. AACC is one of two community colleges in the country to win an award for a website in our category. The office also recently won two gold medallions from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. Congrats!
Student Receives Military Fellowship
Francheska Salazar, pictured front and center, received the 2018 Focus Forward Fellowship from The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. Twenty applicants were chosen out of 250, and Salazar is the first and only community college student to have been selected. Congratulations!