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AACC Set for 61st Anniversary Commencement on May 25

May 22, 2023

Approximately 1,772 students will graduate with 2,224 degrees and certificates on Thursday, May 25, at the 61st commencement of Anne Arundel Community College.* 

College officials expect about 515 graduates to participate in two ceremonies at The HALL at Live!® Casino & Hotel Maryland, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The first ceremony will include graduates from School of Health Sciences; School of Science, Technology, and Education; and the School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. The second ceremony will be for School of Liberal Arts and School of Business and Law graduates. 

The college’s two valedictorians will address the graduates and guests. The valedictorians are selected through interviews with students who earned a 4.0 GPA and accumulated at least 50 credits at AACC.  

  • Samantha Navarro of Linthicum earned an Associate of Science degree in nursing and plans to begin a nursing position at Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital. She will speak at the 2 p.m. ceremony. 
  • Pauline Smith of Glen Burnie earned an Associate of Arts in visual arts transfer and studio arts and participated in the Entrepreneurial Studies program. She is working on a children's book and starting an art-related business. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. ceremony. 

The commencement ceremony will be shown live on our YouTube page, and up-to-date commencement information can be found on the college’s website.  

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


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