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Throughout November, AACC will recognize the sacrifices and contributions of our military families through a variety of visual displays, initiatives and events.

Nov. 1-30

Veterans Appreciation Exhibit

Visit an exhibit celebrating the diversity of military/veteran families. The display is on the second floor quad entrance of the Andrew G. Truxal Library and includes military artifacts, memorabilia and related readings available on display throughout the month.


Nov. 1-30

Health Resources Display

Stop by an information table outside of the Health & Wellness Center to learn about the resources available for our military/veteran students.


Nov. 4-15

HOV (Honor Our Veterans) Lanes

U.S. flags will line designated areas on campus. Yellow ribbons will be placed on trees around campus.


Nov. 4-15

POW/MIA Table Displays

The tradition of setting a table for one to honor prisoners of war and missing comrades has been in place since the end of the Vietnam War. AACC will have settings displayed at the Hawk's Nest in Student Union and the first floor entryway at AACC at Arundel Mills. A POW flag will be displayed on the first floor at GBTC.


Nov. 11-20

Vet Values

Campus vendors have special offers for military/veteran students

  • Hawk’s Nest Grill and Deli will provide a choice of free bag of chips, small coffee or fountain drink.  
  • AACC's Chick-Fil-A kiosk will provide a small regular coffee, iced coffee or frosted coffee.
  • AACC’s Subway will provide one free cookie with any purchase.
  • AACC Bookstore will provide 20 percent off one item.

All offers require proof of military service. Those eligible should bring proof of their military service to the Military/Veteran Resource Center (LBRY 112) or Financial Aid Office (SSVC first floor), Nov. 8-15, to pick up their coupons.


Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Empty Bowls

Buy soup and a roll prepared by HCAT service-learning students for $10. Proceeds will benefit the food pantries in Student Engagement. Enjoy the soup and keep the bowl as a reminder that some bowls are always empty. This event is a lot of fun, for a good cause and will be held in the Hawk's Nest at Student Union.


Nov. 12, 2 p.m.

Veterans Day Ceremony and Reception

AACC’s annual program begins at the Veteran Memorial Garden at the base of AACC’s west campus amphitheater. A reception in the CALT atrium will follow. Rain location will be in CALT 100.


Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

One-Stop

Priority Advising and Submission of VA Certification

Early advising, preparation for early registration and submission of VA certification paper work. Military/Veteran Resource Center, Truxal Library Room 112.


Nov. 19, 12-1 p.m.

Meet the Military Veteran Learner

This faculty and staff professional development workshop provides an overview of some of the unique needs and stressors than can impact the learning of active duty military, veterans, reservists, military spouses or family members. The workshop will be held in Annex A, Room 116.


Nov. 20, 1-2:30 p.m.

Documentary Screening

"Crisis Hotline, Veterans Press 1"

A showing and discussion of a documentary regarding counselors who provide support, guidance and hope to despondent servicemen dealing with emotional, physical and financial troubles. This event is sponsored by AACC Counseling Services. Screening will take place in the Florestano Building, Room 114 and refreshments will be provided.


Nov. 21, noon-1 p.m.

Supporting Disabled Veterans Students

This faculty and staff professional development workshop provides an overview of the common health challenges of a veteran student, including the impact of combat stress and injuries. Additionally, participants also look at college and community health and wellness resources for veterans students. This workshop will be held in Annex A, Room 116.


Ongoing

Cell Phones for Soliders Collection Box

With the simple, powerful donation of your newer or gently-used cell phone, smartphone or tablet, you become a hero to our nation’s heroes. Your mobile phone will be responsibly recycled and proceeds from that process fund the charitable programs that provide a lifeline to troops and veterans. Cell Phones for Soldiers accepts all makes, models and conditions of cell phones.