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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Learn more about our plans, services, in-person hours and other resources.


Group of AACC students wearing AACC gear and posing with Swoop.

In collaboration with internal and external partners, the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) encourages student learning and engagement through diverse activities designed to help all students realize their full potential. The OSE promotes student growth and development by providing opportunities for student organization and leadership development, participation in campus governance, social and cultural development, and advocacy. 

Office Hours

We're currently available for a blend of in-person and remote services. Check out the Student Services page for our current in-person hours. We have modified delivery of many of our programs and services to support social distancing and to remain compliant with state directives to protect public health and safety. We are also implementing new opportunities for staying connected. 

Vision and Values

Student engagement is the vibrant hub for involvement, connection and service to the Riverhawk community. In our office, we strive to positively impact the learning and development of all Riverhawks through co-curricular programs and services to empower personal and professional success. Our values, which are consistent with those of AACC, include:

  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Meaningful Connections and Relationships
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Ongoing Assessment and Evaluation
  • Progressive and Updated Communication

What We Do


Emergency Services

Food Pantry

Student Engagement is a distribution partner of the Maryland Food Bank. AACC pantries, created in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank, provide food to individuals and families in our community.

AACC's pantries have reopened for in-person visits! To maintain safety, we will offer appointments and prioritize serving those who make an appointment in advance. We follow the college's COVID-19 procedures.

Sign up for a pantry visit appointment by filling out our AACC HelpLink appointment form.

Pantry Hours:

Arnold 
Mondays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m, SUN 219
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SUN 219

Glen Burnie Town Center (GBTC) 
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., GBTC 215

If you have questions about food pantry services, email studenthelplink@aacc.edu

HelpLink

If you are experiencing unforeseen financial circumstances, you may request support from the HelpLink program. HelpLink awards are designed to offer short-term support to currently enrolled students who are at risk of being unable to complete their educational goals at AACC due to sudden or unexpected financial barriers, including those resulting from COVID-19 disruptions. Learn more about the HelpLink program.

Complete your HelpLink application.

HelpLink funds are provided in the form of direct and specific assistance. HelpLink awards will be mailed/shipped directly to students, and/or processed online to honor social distancing practices.


Riverhawk Perks

There are lots of advantages to being a Riverhawk! Check out a few of the discounts and free passes that our office has available for current AACC students. 

Movie Theater Passes

Our team offers movie tickets at a discounted rate at the following movie theaters and prices:

  • Cinemark Egyptian at Arundel Mills ($9)
  • Bow Tie Cinemas ($8)
  • Regal Waugh Chapel ($9)

These tickets are available for purchase Mondays through Wednesdays, with two tickets available per purchase. Your college ID and proof of enrollment must be shown to pick up your ticket.

You may purchase up to 10 tickets per term. 

Maryland Science Center

We offer free passes to the Maryland Science Center for current students each term. You can check out a pass two times per term based on availability. Your college ID and proof of enrollment must be shown to pick up your ticket.

The Maryland Science Center comes with two options for passes.

Hubble's Circle Membership Cards that comes with:

  • Discounts to IMAX films
  • 10% off the Science Store
  • Speedy entrance for members only

Single-use tickets that are:

  • Available for weekend use
  • One pass per student

Visit the Student Engagement office for details about these free passes and to reserve a pass. Our office is open Mondays through Wednesdays.

National Aquarium

We offer free passes to the National Aquarium for current students each term. Your college ID and proof of enrollment must be shown to pick up your ticket.

The National Aquarium passes are available to pick up on the day that you reserve your tickets. You are only allowed to reserve one pass at a time. You can check out a pass two times per term based on availability.

Visit the Student Engagement office for details about these free passes and to reserve a pass. Our office is open Mondays through Wednesdays.


Graphics Requests for Clubs

Are you a student club member in need of a flyer or some cards for your event? Not sure where to get started? Student Engagement can help! Our office will help clubs design and print advertisements. If your club needs something designed and/or printed for an event, simply fill out the Graphics Request Form on the Nest. Once it is designed and approved, it will be sent for printing and delivered to the desired location! To request advertising of your virtual event on Student Engagement's social media, email studentengagement@aacc.edu.

All graphics requests (digital and print) for in-person events and activities are suspended until further notice. You may request digital graphics (e.g. PDFs, images for social media posts, other pictures), for your upcoming virtual program or event. We are unable to accept print requests for virtual programs or events. If you are unsure whether your request is applicable, email Student Engagement with your question at studentengagement@aacc.edu.

Not sure about the process? We have guides available on the Nest!

In general, make requests at least five business days in advance of the event.

Questions?

We're here to help.

The Office of Student Engagement

Student Engagement

410-777-2218

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Emergency support is available in the form of food, grants and counseling. 

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Our Staff

Main Office (Arnold)
SUN 225
410-777-2218
studentengagement@aacc.edu 

Amberdawn Cheatham
Director of Student Engagement
SUN 223
410-777-2653
acheatham@aacc.edu 

Lea Brisbane
Leadership and Involvement Specialist
SUN 211
410-777-2043
mrbrisbane1@aacc.edu 

Kyle Godduhn-Braaten
Orientation/First-Year Experience Specialist
SUN 221A
410-777-2654
kgodduhnbraaten@aacc.edu 

Abigail Billovits-Hayes
President of Student Government Association (SGA)
SUN 216A
sgapresident@aacc.edu 

Immanuel Patton
Student Engagement Assistant
SUN 225
410-777-2218
ijpatton@aacc.edu 

Caitlin Silver-Negrón
Basic Needs Coordinator
SUN 219A
410-777-2294
casilver@aacc.edu 

Melissa Sumpter
Budget and Operations Specialist
SUN 209
410-777-2775
mlsumpter1@aacc.edu 

Sydney Klabnik
New Student Experience Assistant
SUN 221
410-777-1263
smklabnik@aacc.edu 

Katina Ruest
Graphic Designer and Publicity Assistant
SUN 221
410-777-2720
akruest@aacc.edu