50th Annual Commencement AACC President Martha A. Smith, Ph.D., delivered a rousing keynote address at the college’s 50th Annual Commencement held May 24 on the Arnold campus. The 50th graduating class also has the distinction of being the largest ever... read more
Annual Gala In October, the AACC Foundation’s annual gala, appropriately themed "Still Golden" was held at the Truxton Recreation Center and attended by more than 380 friends, staff, faculty and community supporters. The AACC Foundation raised a record $320,000 for student scholarships and special academic programs that are not possible through traditional funding sources.
Send Us Your Story For 50 years, we've inspired students to meet their academic, job training and personal enrichment goals. Each AACC student has an inspiring story that we'd like to collect and share with our community. Whether you're a current or former student, faculty or staff member, we ask you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
aacc 50th anniversary
For 50 inspiring years, AACC has been meeting community needs through education and job training.
Established in 1961, AACC’s first classes--all 48 of them--were held in the evenings at Severna Park High School. The classes were attended by 270 students and served by 33 faculty and staff.
Today, AACC proudly offers more than 2,800 courses, has 2,600 faculty and staff and is attended by more than 53,000 students.
We will be marking our celebration from fall 2011 through spring 2013. That’s 50 years from the time students entered our doors through the year we held our first graduation.
Advertising Campaign We kicked off our 50th anniversary year this fall with a new advertising campaign called "Get Inspired"... read more
White House Recognition AACC graduate Marlena Clark was invited to the White House to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama... read more
Community Outreach In December and again in May, AACC hosted the Greater Chesapeake Girls on the Run 5K for more than 300 3rd through 8th grade girls... read more