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Veterans Appreciation Month


Throughout November, AACC will recognize the sacrifices and contribution of our military families through a variety of visual displays, initiatives and events. For more information, please email veterans@aacc.edu.


TUESDAY, NOV. 1

Military/Veteran Resource Center Open House Drop in to the Military/Veteran Resource Center to meet our staff and learn about our services and resources. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. LBRY 112

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2

Drone Demonstration Join us for an interactive demonstration presented by Tim Tumelty, “The Drone Guy,” and learn about flying drones. 1 p.m. Practice field adjacent to Parking Lot M - Register to attend Rain location: CALT 307

Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Campus Visit Stop by and learn about this Maryland Department of Labor program that assists with occupational support and provides information about VA benefits. Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) staff provides intensive employment assistance to eligible veterans who have special employment and training needs. The program helps individuals overcome barriers that prevent them from gaining meaningful employment. 2-4 p.m. LBRY 112

Annapolis Vet Center Support Group Virtual Session This new monthly support group for AACC veterans and their families will cover a variety of topics throughout the year including mental health, general wellness and employment strategies. 4 p.m. Virtual - Register to attend Complete registration by calling 410-605-7826.

THURSDAY, NOV. 3

Easter Seals Virtual Information Session Learn more about their support of veterans, particularly in the areas of housing, employment and job training at these virtual drop-in sessions. For more information, email cmckinney@eseal.org. 10 a.m.-noon Virtual - Register to attend

MONDAY, NOV. 7

“Eat Smarter and Healthier” Workshop Join our Health & Wellness Center's registered nurse, Stephanie Jenkins, to discuss the importance of nutrition, hydration and overall health. For more information, email sjenkins7@aacc.edu. 11 a.m. Virtual - Register to attend

TUESDAY, NOV. 8

Professional Development Sessions for Faculty and Staff: Meet the Military Learner Noon Virtual - Register through the Employee Registration Portal

“In the Footsteps of Maryland’s Heroes: 1634-1944” Presentation This presentation will cover several near and far locations which represent the sacrifices and contributions of Maryland’s veterans. Learn about Antietam, Frederick, Westminster, Ellicott City, Rockville, Odenton, Elkridge, Gettysburg and Monocacy from our in-house historian and former archivist and historian of the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), Ryan Trainor. 2 p.m. Virtual - Register to attend

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9

“Psychological Fitness for Veterans: Self-care Strategies” Workshop Join us for a virtual discussion about self-care strategies for veterans presented by Melissa Boling from AACC’s Personal Counseling Office. For more information, email counseling@aacc.edu. 1 p.m. Virtual - Register to attend

Assistive Technology at AACC” Workshop AACC’s Disability Support Services (DSS) will present information and demonstrate a variety of assistive technology resources for students at AACC. All are welcome. 3 p.m. LBRY 110 - Register to attend

THURSDAY, NOV. 10

Veterans Appreciation Ceremony We will hear from select speakers and read the names of veterans submitted by those in our community. Reception to follow. All are welcome. 11 a.m. Veterans Memorial Garden at the amphitheater Rain location: CALT 100

TUESDAY, NOV. 15

Spring 2022 Priority Advising and Registration for Military-connected Students Drop in to complete your spring 2023 course registration, receive help with your GI Bill paperwork and get answers to your questions. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Military/Veteran Resource Center, Truxal Library Room 112

Mobile Vet Center Campus Visit The Mobile Vet Center and representatives from the Annapolis Vet Center will visit AACC’s Arnold campus and AACC at Arundel Mills. They will share information on various resources available to veterans of all eras, including a newly formed monthly support group for AACC community members and their families. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Arnold Parking Lot A

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16

Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Campus Visit Stop by and learn about this Maryland Department of Labor program that assists with occupational support and provides information about VA benefits. Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) staff provides intensive employment assistance to eligible veterans who have special employment and training needs. The program helps individuals overcome barriers that prevent them from gaining meaningful employment. 2-4 p.m. LBRY 112

THURSDAY, NOV. 17

Easter Seals Virtual Information Session Learn more about their support of veterans, particularly in the areas of housing, employment and job training at these virtual drop-in sessions. For more information, email cmckinney@eseal.org. 10 a.m.-noon Virtual - Register to attend

MONDAY, NOV. 28

“How to get more ZZZ's” Workshop Join our Health & Wellness Center's registered nurse, Stephanie Jenkins, to discuss the importance of getting a good night's sleep for improved mental and physical health. We'll also talk about ways to improve your sleep and clean up your sleep hygiene. For more information, email sjenkins7@aacc.edu. 2 p.m. Virtual - Register to attend

TUESDAY, NOV. 29

Professional Development Sessions for Faculty and Staff: Supporting the Disabled Veteran Student Noon Virtual - Register through the Employee Registration Portal

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30

Mobile Vet Center Campus Visit The Mobile Vet Center and representatives from the Annapolis Vet Center will visit AACC’s Arnold campus and AACC at Arundel Mills. They will share information on various resources available to veterans of all eras, including a newly formed monthly support group for AACC community members and their families. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Arundel Mills parking lot

 
Veterans Appreciation Month Resources

Student Veterans Association Events Visit the Student Veterans Association (SVA) page on the Nest to see a schedule of social events hosted by and for veterans but open to all students

Share a Message of Support Post your message of appreciation and support to veterans in the AACC community.

“Support our Troops” Pin Pick up your “Support Our Troops” yellow ribbon pin at the Military/Veteran Resource Center, Office of Student Engagement, or the registrar’s office while supplies last. Wear it proudly throughout the year!

Truxal Library Pick up a bookmark with MVRC contact information at Truxal Library’s first floor reception desk. Visit Truxal Library’s second floor display case showcasing books and other items related to military service and history.

AACC Bookstore Discount

Check out the discount at the AACC Bookstore!

Military Dining and Retail Discounts

Pick up your list of military discounts for dining and other retail purchases at the Military/Veteran Resource Center, Office of Student Engagement or the financial aid office.

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