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AACC Students inside the Library.
AACC’s Student Achievement and Success Program (SASP) team is committed to increasing the academic success, retention, graduation and transfer of students. Students are empowered to be successful, overcome challenges, and address obstacles through academic coaching and instructor-facilitated small lab settings. 

We welcome all first generation, multi-generational, and non-traditional students of all cultural identities to join SASP. Our SASP program oversees the college’s military and veteran resources, and facilitates summer transition programs for students looking to spring-board their college experiences. Stop by the SASP office on the first floor of the Truxal Library in Arnold.


Our People

Janice D. Watley

Student Achievement and Success Program director
410-777-2530
jdwatley@aacc.edu 

  • Provides leadership and administrative oversight of all functions of SASP, summer transition programs (Bridge to Success), Black Male Institute (BMI), SASP Faculty-led Tutoring Lab, collaborative high school initiatives and the Military/Veteran Resource Center (MVRC).
  • Facilitates the selection process of awarding SASP scholarships.
  • Serves as the initial point of contact at AACC for Morgan Connect Program and Coppin Project Focus.
  • Serves as the co-advisor for Epsilon Chi, AACC’s chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society.

Vacant

Student Achievement and Success Program assistant director
410-777-2549

  • Assist the director in the development, implementation and coordination of various SASP initiatives, activities and projects to improve the academic success, persistence and completion of students
  • Responsible for coordination, recruitment of students, planning, assessment and budget for college's Black Male Institute (BMI)
  • Direct responsibility for developing, implementing, evaluating, coordination and monitoring the budget and expenditures of summer transition, Black Male Institute, new outreach initiatives, AACC at Arundel Mills and Glen Burnie Town Center off-campus sites and collaboration/transition programs with Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • Advises a designated caseload of SASP students

Arlene Bayron

Student Success and Retention advisor
410-777-1161
abayron1@aacc.edu

  • Advises a designated caseload of SASP students
  • Organizes the SASP group campus visits to four-year schools
  • Facilitates outreach initiatives at Annapolis and North County high schools
  • Assists with the Bridge to Success program

Samuel Cordero-Puchales

Student Success and Retention advisor
410-777-2530
scorderopuchale@aacc.edu

  • Advises a designated caseload of students
  • Makes initial contact with prospective AACC students
  • Organizes Hispanic Heritage Month events on campus in September and October
  • Advises the Latino Club, a student organization
  • Collaborates with community members on activities promoting Hispanic culture in Anne Arundel County
  • Assists with the Bridge to Success program

Jill Z. Harris

SASP office manager
410-777-2530
jzharris@aacc.edu

  • Serves students participating in the Student Achievement and Success Program and related initiatives
  • Assists students’ transition from one phase of their lives to college
  • Contributes to the SASP team in delivering effective programs and services, and provides administrative support

Regina Logan

Transition specialist (military/veteran services)
410-777-4838
rdlogan1@aacc.edu 

  • Serves as an initial point of contact for new and continuing military-connected students
  • Assists with the daily operations of the Military/Veteran Resource Center (MVRC)
  • Helps veterans connect with needed campus and community services and resources

Kat Schorr

Military/Veteran Resource Center program manager
410-777-2137
kschorr@aacc.edu

  • Manages the operations of the Military/Veteran Resource Center (MVRC)
  • Serves as an advocate for new and continuing military, veterans and their family members to assist with academic, support and transition issues
  • Advises military-connected students
  • Advises the AACC chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) organization
  • Provides training to students, faculty and staff on the unique needs of veterans and their families

Winnie Shabazz

Student Success and Retention advisor
410-777-1315
wshabazz@aacc.edu

  • Advises a designated caseload of SASP students
  • Advises the AACC Presidential Scholarship students
  • Advises the Crosby Marketing Scholarship students

Ryan Trainor

Student Success and Retention advisor
410-777-2047
rptrainor@aacc.edu

  • Advises a designated caseload of SASP students
  • Advises military-connected students
  • Assists with SASP initiatives