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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 the exhibit honoring the Military Family, second floor quad entrance, Andrew G. Truxal Library. There will be military artifacts, memorabilia, and related readings available on display throughout the month.

Nov. 1-30

Job Search Café

Get the latest job search tips for the new economy and how to use our virtual services, such as Optimal Resume, AACC Job Connection, and Virtual Career Library. Visit our calendar for specific dates. Located in the Student Services Building, Room 222.

Nov. 1, 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 and the Military and Veterans Resource Center. 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. The event is sponsored by the Center for Learning through Service.

Nov. 5, 1-2:30 p.m.

Documentary Screening of "Crisis Hotline, Veterans Press 1"

A showing of a documentary regarding counselors who provide support, guidance and hope to despondent servicemen dealing with emotional, physical and financial troubles. Sponsored by Active Minds at AACC, AACC Health and Wellness, and AACC Counseling Services. Screening will take place in the Careers Center, Room 342 and refreshments will be provided.

Nov. 5-9

HOV (Honor Our Veterans) Lanes

Flags will line designated areas on campus.

Nov. 5-9

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. 5-12

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 medium 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. 5-12, to pick up their coupons.

Nov. 7, 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: CALT 100.

Nov. 12, 1-2 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.

Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

One-Stop Priority Advising/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. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Veterans of America, AACC Chapter, Meet and Greet

Get to know your fellow military and veteran students at the AACC Chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) Meet 'n Greet. Military/Veteran Resource Center, Truxal Library, Room 112.

Nov. 15, 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. 

Nov. 19, 4-7 p.m.

Veterans Employment with the Federal Government

As a veteran of the armed services, you may have an advantage when seeking federal employment–Veteran’s Preference. It is important to understand that the federal hiring process is unique and absolutely must be understood.

National Security Agencies such as NSA and CIA are hiring and so are foreign relations agencies.  Right now, ICE’s Customs and Border Protection already received the go ahead to step up its hiring program and positions are open. The Pathways Program for federal internships is still active, and hiring is taking place. Join us to learn about “Veterans’ Preference” in the federal hiring process and how to develop a highly competitive, attention-getting federal résumé. Registration is required.