Andrew L. Meyer, Ed.D., of Baltimore, vice president of learning since 2000, was the College Grand Marshal, a position chosen by the president to lead the processional and commencement ceremonies.
Meyer retires from AACC July 1, after more than two decades of providing senior leadership as a member of the president’s executive team, an officer of the college and the chief academic officer as well as the chief continuing education officer. Under his leadership, AACC has received national, regional and state awards for programs and faculty.
Since 2004, Meyer has served as the college’s institutional representative to the League for Innovation in the Community College. During this period, he also was the college’s liaison to the Center for Community College Development, Strategic Horizon Network Program. Meyer is a past president of the National Council for Continuing Education and Training and served as NCCET corporate liaison for 10 years. Locally, he has served on the Anne Arundel County BRAC Task Force since 2006 and on the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Board of Directors since 2001. He is stepping down to work with the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Global Corporate College.
Leading the faculty was Faculty Grand Marshal Louis L. Aymard Jr., Ph.D., of Stevensville. Aymard has been a professor of psychology at AACC since 1972 and is retiring this year.
A practicing child psychologist with more than three decades of clinical experience as well as teaching experience in the fields of parenting and child development, Aymard has received national recognition for his play therapy work. Interested in reaching more families, he co-founded the Family Outreach Network, which offered lunchtime seminars on parenting tips. FON later became The Parenting Center at AACC, which offers courses guiding parents and grandparents on raising children from birth to adulthood.
The grand marshal is selected by the college president and vice presidents after unanimous nomination from the college deans. This honoree is highly esteemed by the faculty and represents a peer among peers in service to the college and the college community.
Faculty marshals are recipients of the 2012 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Teaching Excellence Awards or selected senior faculty members from their school:
Thomas W. Edison, Ph.D., of Baltimore, associate professor and department chair, world languages;
Joyce A. Ezrow of Pasadena, associate professor, business management;
Susan M. Fox, R.N., of Annapolis, associate professor, nursing;
Linda J. Johnson, P.T., of Crofton, academic coordinator, clinical education, physical therapist assistant program;
Anne G. Kennedy of Arnold, curriculum coordinator, English as a second language;
Susan C. Kilgard, Ph.D., of Annapolis, associate professor, communications;
Kelly K. Sell of Severn, professor, computer technologies and coordinator, applications and database administration;
Dimitra M. Tangires, IDEC, of Easton, ASID allied educator, instructor, architecture and interior design;
Nicole R. Williams, Ph.D., of Owings Mills, associate professor and coordinator, human services.