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AACC set for 56th Commencement on May 24

News Release
May 23, 2018

Approximately 2,006 students will graduate with 2,213 degrees and certificates on Thursday, May 24, at the 56th Commencement of Anne Arundel Community College.*

College officials expect about 580 graduates to participate in the ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. Due to continued rain and water-soaked fields, the graduation tent could not be installed. This year’s ceremony will be on Siegert Field at AACC in Arnold.

The college’s valedictorian will address the graduates and guests. The valedictorian, presidential scholar and student marshals are selected through interviews with students who earned a 4.0 GPA and accumulated at least 50 credits at AACC. Not every qualified student chose to compete for these honors.

Valedictorian

Olumide Fagboyegun of Annapolis earned an Associate of Arts in Transfer Studies and is continuing his education at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he plans to enter the premed program.

Presidential Scholar

The presidential scholar recipient is a graduate who completed an associate degree program within two years. Micah J. Moten of Lanham, this year’s honoree, earned an Associate of Science in Engineering Transfer.

Student Marshals

Leading the graduates are 12 student marshals:

  • Logan Ray Barker of Pasadena earned an Associate of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering. 
  • Kelsey N. Bonnefond of Severn earned an Associate of Arts in Transfer Studies. 
  • Sarah L. Crittenden of Linthicum earned an Associate of Arts in Transfer Studies. 
  • Maura L. Depascal of Arnold earned an Associate of Arts in Transfer Studies. 
  • Richele Eraso of Baltimore earned an Associate of Applied Science degree and certificate in Human Services. 
  • Matthew Fenimore Haworth of Glen Burnie earned an Associate of Science in Computer Science Transfer.
  • Alycia Joy Lebo of Glen Burnie earned an Associate of Arts in Transfer Studies. 
  • Tikesha Danielle Parker of Glen Burnie earned an Associate of Arts in Transfer Studies.   
  • Michael Edris Santos Jr. of Millersville earned an Associate of Applied Science degree and certificate in Culinary Arts. 
  • Skye Ashley Smith of Glen Burnie earned an Associate of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood. 
  • Rania Soussi of Hanover earned an Associate of Applied Science in Information Assurance and CyberSecurity and an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Network Management as well as certificates in Advanced Network Security, Certifies Network Associate (CCNA) – Preparation and Network Security.      
  • Anna Lynn Woytko of Crofton earned an Associate of Arts in Transfer Studies. 

In addition to these students, AACC recognized 560 students who are graduating with honors: 

  • 190 associate degree recipients will graduate summa cum laude, with GPAs of 3.8-4.0.
  • 176 associate degree recipients will graduate magna cum laude, with GPAs of 3.6-3.79. 
  • 194 associate degree recipients will graduate cum laude, with GPAs of 3.4-3.59.

The faculty is led by the faculty grand marshal, chosen from among longtime faculty members who are retiring. This year’s faculty grand marshal is Patricia Gregory, professor of computer science. Faculty marshals follow. They are the recipients of the League for Innovation’s John and Suanne Roueche Excellence in Teaching awards: Audra Butler, assistant professor, TEACH; Cathy Jo Jones, associate professor, nursing; Carrie Leary, associate professor, cybersecurity, networking and digital forensics; Jill Loukides, Ph.D., professor, biology; Carèe Oslislo-Wizenberg, Ph.D., assistant professor, health, fitness and exercise studies; Anthony Santorelli, associate professor, physical sciences; Darian Senn-Carter, Ph.D.,  associate professor, Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute; Melissa Spurlock, associate professor, mathematics; and Rachelle Tannenbaum, Ph.D., professor, psychology.

Watch the Ceremony

The ceremony will be shown live in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts and air live on the college website and via AACC TV on Anne Arundel County cable channels 35 for Verizon FiOS (1960 for high definition), 95 on Comcast (995 high definition) and 95 Broadstripe (495 high definition). It also will air live on YouTube.

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*The numbers of graduates, degrees and certificates are unofficial and usually change after all grades and appeals have been finalized.

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