AACC’s business news issued March 19

The AACC Legal Studies Institute presents its annual Forum on the Judiciary, a popular free event for AACC students and the public, April 14, at Anne Arundel Community College.

Join judges from each Maryland court, a federal district court judge and a circuit court master as they discuss the roles of their respective court and significant Fourth Amendment cases and issues, including vehicle stops and searches, that have influenced or set legal precedent in recent years. The two-hour event, “Your Rights under the Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure,” starts at 6 p.m. in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on the Arnold campus.

Participating are Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Maryland Court of Appeals; Judge Alexander Williams Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; Chief Judge Peter B. Krauser, Maryland Court of Special Appeals; Judge William Mulford, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court; Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn, District Court of Maryland and Master in Chancery Cynthia M. Ferris, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

The Legal Studies Institute prepares students for careers in the legal and paralegal fields. The Arnold campus is at 101 College Parkway. Call Disability Support Services, 410-777-2306 or Maryland Relay 711, 72 hours before the event to request special accommodations.


Anne Arundel Community College for a fourth consecutive year was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its exemplary service to the community.

Selected for the honor by the Corporation for National and Community Service, AACC was one of five community colleges in Maryland and one of 12 schools in the state named to the 2009 honor roll. In all, over 700 two- and four-year schools nationwide received the honor announced Feb. 9.

Launched in 2006, the honor roll recognizes colleges and universities that support effective and innovative community service and service-learning. Honor roll sponsors are the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education.

AACC’s academic-based service-learning initiatives involved 905 students for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2009. The Center for Learning through Service, which is part of the AACC Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service, reports 1,047 students overall were involved in community service during that period and contributed 15,592 hours of service to the community. Since 2001, the center’s volunteers have contributed hours of service to the community valued at $1.8 million.


The 63 December 2009 graduates of Anne Arundel Community College’s Registered Nursing program posted a 100 percent first-time pass rate on their licensure exams.

AACC’s Registered Nursing program was first accredited by the National League for Nursing in 1970 and was the first career program established at the college. Program graduates go on to work in hospitals, clinics and medical facilities across the country and overseas. The program has biannual admissions, with classes graduating in December and May each year.


The Entrepreneurial Studies Institute at Anne Arundel Community College is seeking entries by 12 p.m April 2, in its inaugural business feasibility “Big Idea Competition.”

Sponsored by A.J. Properties Inc., the competition enables AACC students to compete for cash prizes, gain skills in writing business feasibility proposals and network with professionals. The contest is open to AACC students in good standing who are currently enrolled in at least one credit or noncredit course or who have completed a course at AACC between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010.

Three to five finalists selected will present their business feasibility plans starting at 8 a.m. April 29, in Careers Center Room 129 on the Arnold campus. These presentations will mock an investor presentation. A panel of judges, representing the fields of business, legal studies, government and education, may include entrepreneurs, investors, lenders and entrepreneurial scholars.

For competition details and report requirements, e-mail Entrepreneurial Studies Institute.

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