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Veterans Appreciation Month

Veterans Appreciation F17 Event Banner
Throughout November, AACC will recognize the sacrifices and contributions of our military families through a variety of events. For more information, please email veterans@aacc.edu

Nov. 9, 4-5:30 p.m.

From Military Service to Your Career

Your federal career starts here. We appreciate your service! Congratulations as you embark on the next phase of your career. Finding a federal job can be a confusing reality. Do you want to increase your prospects of gaining federal employment? What’s in it for you? What resources are available to help you navigate the federal hiring process? Attend this workshop and get the answers. This workshop is designed especially for veterans so you can stand out as a candidate as you navigate the federal application process. Fill out the form to RSVP. For more information, email employmentservices@aacc.edu


Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Virtual Spring 2022 Priority Advising and Registration for Military-connected Students

Military/Veteran Resource Center, Arnold campus, Truxal Library, Room 112

Spring 2022 registration opens Nov. 10, so drop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and you'll receive: help with the selection of courses that meet GI Bill requirements, assistance with registration, timely processing of GI Bill paperwork, an explanation of the certification process, clarification on housing allowance payments, and answers to any other questions you may have. For more information, email veterans@aacc.edu


Nov. 11

Virtual Veterans Day Leadership Message

AACC’s annual tribute to those who serve and have served. Tribute messages will be posted throughout the day on AACC’s social media accounts.


Nov. 12, Noon

Virtual Radical Knitting Club

Join the AACC Radical Knitting Club’s virtual gathering Friday, Nov. 12, at noon to hear a reading of poetry written by U.S. Army Reserve veteran and AACC alumnus Edward Calhoon (1942-2014) from his 2008 book, “Vietnam Junkyard and Other Poems.” Crafting with AACC students, faculty and staff happens at the same time. Email sreverdy@aacc.edu for the virtual event link. 


Nov. 17, 1 p.m.

Psychological Fitness for Veterans: Self-care Strategies Workshop

Join us for a virtual discussion on self-care strategies for veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. Letha Valiaveedu, AACC counselor, will facilitate a discussion on post-traumatic growth strategies as well as self-care/resiliency strategies. Fill out the form to RSVP. For more information, email lrvaliaveedu@aacc.edu


Nov. 18, 4 p.m.

“Eat Smarter and Healthier” Workshop

Join AACC's Health & Wellness Center's registered nurse, Stephanie Jenkins, to discuss the importance of nutrition, hydration and overall health. Fill out the form to RSVP. For more information, email sjenkins7@aacc.edu


Nov. 29, 12 p.m.

“How to get more ZZZ's” Virtual Workshop

Join AACC's Health and Wellness Center's registered nurse, Stephanie Jenkins, at noon Monday, Nov. 29, to discuss the importance of getting a good night's sleep for improved mental and physical health. We'll also discuss ways to improve your sleep and clean up your sleep hygiene. Fill out the form to RSVP. For more information, email sjenkins7@aacc.edu


Veterans Appreciation Month Resources

“Support our Troops” Pin

Discounts

  • Veterans will receive a 20% discount for one general merchandise item online using the code VET21, or on campus with a coupon (some limitations apply), from Nov. 8 to 19 at the AACC Bookstore. Coupons can be found in the Military/Veteran Resource Center and the financial aid office.
  • A list of veteran discounts from local and national businesses have been compiled and will be emailed out to all military-connected students.   

Truxal Library

  • Special Topic Guide: Visit the Andrew G. Truxal Library’s guide that highlights print and electronic library materials to support learning about veterans experiences and challenges, both historical and contemporary.
  • Display:  Visit the Andrew G. Truxal Library’s second floor display case which showcases books and items related to military service and history.
  • Reference List: Pick up a reference guide at the Truxal Library’s first floor reception desk for a list of various books relating to military service and history.

Veterans Appreciation Board - Share a Message of Support

Spotlight on Military Service

Have you served in the U.S. Armed Forces? Submit your profile to be shared on AACC social media accounts throughout the month. Open to AACC students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Service Activity: Donation Drive for Patriot House

The Student Veterans Association (SVA) is holding a donation drive from Nov. 1 to 24 to collect items for residents in the Patriot House, a transitional housing program for veterans overseen by the Arundel House of Hope. Donors can drop off items to AACC’s Military/Veteran Resource Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the posted business hours. Items requested include electric heating pads, electric razors, bedroom slippers (10W or 11R), robe (XXL), shirts (XL), and blue jeans (sizes: 36-by-30 and 38-by-32). New items only please. For more information, email veterans@aacc.edu