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AACC Memories

As we continue to celebrate our 60th anniversary, we want to hear about your "AACC Moment!" Each month we're going to ask YOU, our AACC community, to answer a question about AACC.

This month's question is:

What's your favorite AACC memory?

You can answer this question in the comments below or email Feel free to attach a photo of yourself to go with your response if you'd like. We'd even encourage you to send us a self-recorded video response. We plan to share these responses on Riverhawks at Home, social media, the AACC website and more.

Here are a few of the responses we've received so far:

"Tie between dancing under the direction of Lynda Fitzgerald and Laura Garza and BIO 230 with Dr. Bartlett. I love anything to do with movement and the human body. I loved all my professors because they supported me and helped me succeed beyond my college career."

"I arrived on campus in the Fall of 1975 and had poor study habits and wound up getting academically dismissed! But, because the classes were small and attention from instructors was readily available I turned around and made the Deans List the next two semesters! If I had gone to a large college or university I probably would have gotten lost in the crowd."

"Graduating while my dad watched."

"I loved having a female Computer Science professor for my first Comp Sci class. I had always loved computers as a little girl growing up in the 70’s and 80’s. (Got my first computer - a TRS-80 - when I was 8 years old.) I never thought girls could be computer scientists and went a different direction with my college major. As a young adult, I couldn’t resist my calling and signed up for CompSci101 at AACC. My prof knew her stuff and was an excellent role model! She empowered and inspired me to continue with my education and career in STEM. Thanks to her and AACC for being accessible and encouraging."

"I’m making them right now. Love my Women’s Study Class with Hartman! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Engaging discussions and Empowerment all around! I always feel great after this class!"

"One of the most influential professors I had at AACC... Ferol Benavides. I had her for English waaaaaay back in the early-mid 90's. She was one of the first people I sought out when I came to work and teach full-time at AACC in 2001. She has no idea how much of an impact she had on me."

"Showing up as a confused student in 1978 and having a random faculty member help me with advising and registering for classes. I started as a lost student, now retiring as the Academic Chair of Architecture and Interior Design after 33 years of helping others achieve their dreams. Thanks AACC!"

"Finally graduating after 26 years."

What is your AACC memory? Let us know!

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