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Try not communicating. Seriously, just try it. Communication is all around us, on every job and in every field.  Developing your skills in this area will improve your professional and personal life. It is also a general education requirement that all degree-seeking students must complete. The Communications department at AACC is home to public speaking, human communication, journalism, and mass communication.

In our Communications courses, learn to effectively communicate, whether one-on-one, in larger groups or with people from different cultures. The aim of the Communications department is to prepare you to be a more effective reader, writer, speaker and thinker and to help you develop your abilities to understand and appreciate all areas of communication.

Whether you struggle or excel in communications, we meet you where you are. We have highly qualified faculty who are eager to assist you in working toward earning a credential in Communication.


Majors and Offerings

Our department is proud to offer courses and a degree in Communications.

Find Communications courses in our course search.

Learn about majoring in Communications.


Faculty and Staff

Academic Chair

Sandy King
Professor
slking@aacc.edu 
410-777-1150
HUM 113

Full-time Faculty

April Copes, Ph.D.
Associate professor, communications
aecopes@aacc.edu
410-777-2788
HUM 115

Haley Draper-Bowers
Associate professor, communications
hddraperbowers@aacc.edu
410-777-1408
HUM 115

LaTanya Eggleston, M.A.
Assistant professor, communications
lkeggkeston@aacc.edu
410-777-1288
HUM 200A

Susan Kilgard, Ph.D.
Professor, communications
sckilgard@aacc.edu
410-777-2291
HUM 203E

Sandra King
Professor, communications
slking@aacc.edu
410-777-1150
CADE 314

Jessica Mattingly
Assistant professor, communications
jmattingly2@aacc.edu
410-777-2021
HUM 115

Sharon O’Malley
Assistant professor, communications
sromalley1@aacc.edu
410-777-1947
HUM 200A

Office Staff

Kristi Tuccillo
410-777-2290
kltuccillo@aacc.edu


Resources for Students

Honors Program

The Honors program is for high-achieving students who wish to excel in a diverse and interdisciplinary learning environment. The focus is on collaboration in learning, critical thinking, effective communication and ethical leadership. The Honors program maintains academic rigor while allowing flexibility for qualified students in all majors to receive recognition for their achievements. Courses are defined by a different method of teaching and learning.

Learn more about the Honors program.

Campus Current Student Newspaper

Learn through experience by helping produce the print and online editions of this independent student newspaper. For information contact the Current at campuscurrent@gmail.com

Read the Campus Current.

Writers Reading Series

Writers Reading at AACC is a reading series that hosts an array of writers including poets, fiction writers, essayists, songwriters, memoirists, playwrights, journalists and screenplay writers.

All events, are held on the Arnold campus in Humanities Building Room 112 from 2-3:15 p.m. Writers Reading encourages students, faculty, staff and community to attend. The readings are sponsored by the AACC Student Government Association, are free and open to the public and include book sales and signings.

For information contact Professor Susan Cohen at sacohen3@aacc.edu

Questions?

We're here to help.

School of Liberal Arts

Sandy King, chair

410-777-1150

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Danny Hoey, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean