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Greetings friends!

As we reach the midpoint of the fall term, we are thrilled to continue planning ahead and building a future for our students. On Oct. 26, we celebrated the grand opening of our new Health and Life Sciences Building. The 175,000-square foot, state-of-the-art learning environment will prepare our students for careers in health care and the sciences. During the event, we invited the community to explore the new building, which includes 18 biology labs, 20 health science labs, classrooms, computer labs, study and meeting rooms, simulation labs, and a greenhouse. You can see photos from the event on our webpage, Riverhawks at Home. I invite you to take a walk through the building in person or take a virtual tour when you have a chance.

In January we will open another new building on our campus: the Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades. The center will house programs for in-demand skilled trades such as electrical, forklift operator, HVAC, plumbing, welding and carpentry. Like the Health and Life Sciences Building, it will feature state-of-the art labs for hands-on learning. The Clauson Center is our first building that will be built entirely through private donations. 

Both buildings will help us train and educate the next generation of employees in the health care, science and skilled trades industries using the most up-to-date technology and methods. This will enable us to continue to support the needs of our employers and our local economy while helping people start and maintain successful careers. We look forward to hearing the success stories of all the students who will receive their education and training in these buildings.  

It is fitting that we celebrate these accomplishments during AACC’s 60th anniversary. Sixty years of meeting the needs of our community, Anne Arundel County and Maryland. 

We wish all of our students much success as they continue their fall classes and are grateful for our faculty and staff members for their continued hard work.  

Take care and be well,

Dr. Dawn Lindsay