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At AACC, we want each credit you take to count toward your goal. That's why we have academic advisors specific to each Field of Interest. These advisors will help you find the right courses for your major, explore career options and untangle the sometimes complicated process of transfer.


Advisors Available Online

Advisors are available to connect with students remotely through MyAACC email and Virtual Advising.  No appointment is needed! 

Simply email your advisor directly using your MyAACC student email and ask your questions. Your advisor will respond and will open a virtual advising session as needed.  If you do not have a student email account, your advisor will be able to respond to a personal email for questions that do not involve your protected student information.


Who is my Advisor?

Architecture and Interior Design

Assigned advisor:

Ed Hall
erhall@aacc.edu 

Business

Assigned advisors by first initial of last name:

A-K

Rob O'Malley
romalley1@aacc.edu 

L-Z

Karen Vaillant
kvaillant@aacc.edu 

Engineering and Math

Assigned advisor:

Rasheen Connell
rconnell2@aacc.edu 

Health and Human Services

Advisors are assigned by first initial of last name:

A, D, O

Sharon Barlow Hughley
sbarlowhughley@aacc.edu

B, C, L

Jill Nagiel
janagiel@aacc.edu

E, M, N, T, V

Laura Fitzpatrick
llfitzpatrick@aacc.edu

G, H, I, Q, X, Y

Mary van Andel
mvanandel@aacc.edu 

F, J, K, U, W, Z

Toyette Sullivan
tlsullivan2@aacc.edu

P, R, S

Laurie Hubbard
lahubbard@aacc.edu

Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts

Assigned advisors by first initial of last name: 

A-F

Lucy Heston
leheston@aacc.edu

G-Z

Tabitha Siegert
tamiller2@aacc.edu

Humanities and Social Science

Assigned advisors by first initial of last name:

A-M

Tabitha Siegert
tamiller2@aacc.edu

N-Z

Lucy Heston
leheston@aacc.edu

Law and Criminal Justice

Assigned advisor:

Christy Shehade
cmshehade@aacc.edu

Science

Assigned advisors by first initial of last name:

A-K

Mary Cook
mccook1@aacc.edu 

L-Z

Justin Young
jlyoung12@aacc.edu

 

 

 

Teacher Education

Assigned advisor:

Tiffani Brown
tsbrown1@aacc.edu

Technology

Assigned advisors by first initial of last name:

A-K

Eileen Harrington
emharrington@aacc.edu


L-Z

Amy Jones
akjones4@aacc.edu 

 

Visual Arts

Assigned advisor:

Christine Bridgman
cmbridgman@aacc.edu

Custom Transfer

Advisors are assigned by first initial of last name:

A

Christy Shehade
cmshehade@aacc.edu

B, W, X, Y, Z

Rasheen Connell
rconnell2@aacc.edu 

C, D

Justin Young
jlyoung12@aacc.edu

E, F, G, L

Mary Cook
mccook1@aacc.edu 

H, I

Fran Kasinof
fjkasinof@aacc.edu

J, V

Amy Jones
akjones4@aacc.edu

K, N, O

Eileen Harrington
emharrington@aacc.edu 

M

Tabitha Siegert
tamiller2@aacc.edu 


P, Q, R

Christine Bridgman
cmbridgman@aacc.edu 

S, T, U

Ed Hall
erhall@aacc.edu

General Exploration (Undecided)

If you are undecided and seeking assistance for selecting a career and major:

Joan Sturtevant
jbsturtevant@aacc.edu

 

Non-Degree Students

Students not seeking an award from AACC: Early College Access Program (ECAP), students visiting from another college, etc.

Advisors assigned by first initial of last name:

A-I

Joan Sturtevant
jbsturtevant@aacc.edu 

J-Z

Fran Kasinof
fjkasinof@aacc.edu


Preparing for an Advising Session

New Students - Have Your Placement Information

If you have not already done so, submit any of the following documents to Records and Registration at least one week prior to meeting with an advisor. Ask that they be added to your record, and bring a copy with you to your appointment:

  • A copy of your high school transcript if you graduated within the past five years
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) from all colleges you previously attended
  • Score reports, such as SAT, ACT, AP, IB and CLEP

If you've taken placement tests at AACC the advisor will be able to access your scores.

Returning Students - Evaluate Your Program Progress

  1. Log on to MyAACC.
  2. Select the Self Services from the Menu tab.
  3. Select Credit Students > Academic Profi­le > Evaluate Program Progress.
  4. Select your active program and submit, or “What if I changed my program of study?” to see what credits you would have left to complete an alternate program of study.

Come Prepared to Discuss Your Goals

Consider these questions in advance so your advisor can help you research the type of degree or certificate required, help you decide if you will need to transfer to a four-year institution, help you determine which AACC program of study will best prepare you and then which courses you should consider next.

  • What is your long-range career goal?
  • Do you plan to transfer to a four-year institution? If so, which ones are you considering?
  • What is your program of study at AACC? If you're not sure, see the undeclared student information below.
  • Do you intend to be a full-time or part-time student?
  • Do you prefer online or traditional format (face-to-face) classes?

Arrive On Time and Have the Following

  • A printed copy of your program progress evaluation
  • Any transcripts or scores from other schools not previously submitted to AACC
  • A photo ID
  • Your AACC ID number, found on the back of your AACC ID card and in the Academic Profile section of your MyAACC account. If you are unable to locate your ID number, stop by the Information Desk in the Student Services Center before you arrive.

Undeclared?

Degree-seeking students must declare their program of study (major) after completing 24 credits. This helps us help you stay on track, and make sure the time you spend in class is maximized in meeting your academic goals. Not sure what to declare? Sometimes trying things and learning what doesn’t interest you is as important as finding things that do.

Tips to Finding your Area of Interest

  • Browse Programs and Courses.
  • Take electives in areas you might be interested in within your first 24 credits.
  • Attend workshops designed to help you decide on a major and career such as "Choosing a Major," "Evaluating Career Options" and "Career and Life Values".
  • Register for "Career Development and Assessment" (PSY-100), a 3-credit course.
  • Learn about the job market and employment trends through the Maryland Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, this handy guide or Career Coach.
  • Get work experience.
  • Apply for an internship
  • Talk to other students pursuing studies that interest you.
  • Talk to faculty and advisors within your school or department of interest.
  • Talk to friends and neighbors employed in your areas of interest.

Questions?

We’re here to help.

Text Us!

at 410-777-1212

Advising Appointments

Beginning April 2, 2020 students should contact advisors by email. Please see "Who is my Advisor?"

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