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Embracing Your Passions

Our Stories — Growing up with a family captivated by engineering and music, it’s not surprising Matthew Barzal embraced those interests as his own. So much so, that after spending the last two years studying Secondary Education with a focus in Spanish, he included Electrical Engineering in his list of majors at AACC.

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AACC was the Spark to their Success

Wingspan — Spring 2019 — Larry Cate and Dan Mathias have shared many experiences since the days of grabbing a chili cheese dog between morning classes at Chesapeake High School and afternoon math class at AACC. But some of the biggest things they’ve shared have been the successes and failures along the way after starting Absolute Fire Protection 30 years ago while still seniors in college.

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Provoking Artist Visits AACC

Wingspan — Spring 2019 — Last fall, AACC welcomed Ken Gonzales-Day as the visiting artist where he discussed his work and experience as an artist.

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Helping Moms and Dads Earn Another Title – College Graduate

Wingspan — Spring 2019 — Free, quality child care sounds too good to be true. But for qualified Anne Arundel Community College students, it’s part of an initiative to help students with the full-time role of mom or dad earn their degree.

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Veteran's Student President

Wingspan — Spring 2019 — As AACC’s chapter president of Student Veterans of America, Shanelle Jones works to make sure student-veterans feel welcome, supported and encouraged from their first experiences at AACC. “It’s hard to go far without help,” she said. “‘Self-made doesn’t exist. You can’t thrive without a community.”

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AACC Expanding Workforce Programs to Address Community Needs

Wingspan — Spring 2019 — AACC will construct the Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades to address the growing need for skilled workers in our community with a scheduled opening in 2021.

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AACC Helps Student Fulfill Lifelong Dream

Our Stories — Heather Howe's love of baking heated up in AACC’s Baking and Pastry program. But even after earning two associate degrees — one in Hotel/Restaurant Management and another in Business Management — her appetite for learning wasn’t satisfied.

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