Business news at Anne Arundel Community College
Posted: June 16, 2006
Anne Arundel Community College News
Contacts: Debbie McDaniel-Shaughney, public relations manager
Linda Schulte, director, public relations and marketing
Release 06-382 -- June 16, 2006
NEW ARTICULATION AGREEMENT BONDS AACC TO SOJOURNER-DOUGLASS COLLEGE
Anne Arundel Community College and Sojourner-Douglass College have joined forces to help students achieve educational success in the career fields of business administration and business management.
The colleges have signed an articulation agreement allowing AACC students who earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management to transfer up to 70 credits into Sojourner-Douglass College's Bachelor of Arts degree program in Business Administration.
All AACC transfer students with the associate degree in Business Management must take at least 54 credits of upper-division courses at Sojourner-Douglass College.
AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution with membership on the board of directors of the League for Innovation in the Community College. The college offers credit programs in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, leading to an associate degree, certificate or a letter of recognition that prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution or for an immediate career. AACC also offers extensive lifelong learning opportunities and noncredit, continuing education to those seeking career training, retraining or professional certification, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest.
Sojourner-Douglass College is an accredited, predominantly black private undergraduate and graduate college with classes at five Maryland campuses -- Annapolis, Baltimore, Cambridge, Salisbury and Prince George's County -- and in the Bahamas. It offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in the areas of administration, human services and human growth and development, as well as continuing education studies and master's degrees in applied social science, public administration, human services and urban education.
For information, call 410-777-2390 or visit www.aacc.edu/transfer/busmanage.cfm or www.sdc.edu/oap.htm.
Release 06-384 -- June 16, 2006
NEW ARTICULATION AGREEMENT BONDS THE BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF MASSAGE TO AACC
Anne Arundel Community College and the Baltimore School of Massage have extended an agreement helping students achieve success in the certified therapeutic massage industry.
Both schools co-signed an extension to an articulation agreement with each other that allows Baltimore School of Massage graduates to be granted up to 23 credit hours toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Therapeutic Massage at AACC. The articulation agreement is contingent upon the graduates passing the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB).
The agreement extends to graduates of two separate programs at the Baltimore School of Massage. Graduates of the 500-clock hours program who pass the NCETMB are granted 20 credit hours by AACC toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Therapeutic Massage. As part of the agreement, they must take at least 41 more credit hours, with a minimum of 30 of those credit hours at AACC. Graduates of the 637-clock hours program who pass the NCETMB are granted 23 credit hours toward the same degree. In return, they must take at least 38 more credit hours, with a minimum of 30 of those credit hours at AACC.
AACC's Therapeutic Massage A.A.S. degree program is part of the School of Health Professions, Wellness and Physical Education. The 61-credit-hour program has been designated by the Maryland Higher Education Commission as a statewide program, meaning that Maryland residents enrolled in this program by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition for courses required to complete the program.
AACC also has a 28-credit-hour Therapeutic Massage professional certificate that has been designated a statewide program.
AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution with membership on the board of directors of the League for Innovation in the Community College. The college offers credit programs throughout Anne Arundel County leading to an associate degree, certificate or a letter of recognition preparing students to transfer to a four-year institution or into an immediate career. AACC also offers extensive lifelong learning opportunities and noncredit, continuing education to those seeking career training, retraining or professional certification, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest.
The Baltimore School of Massage is a career college owned and operated by Steiner Education Group Inc., with campuses in Baltimore and York, Pa.
For information about AACC's Therapeutic Massage programs, call 410-777-7310 or visit the Web site, www.aacc.edu/massagetherapy. For information about the articulation agreement, visit www.aacc.edu/massagetherapy/articulation.cfm or www.bsom.com.
Release 06-385 -- June 16, 2006
AACC ORCHESTRA WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR; SETS FALL AUDITIONS
In time to begin fall auditions for the Anne Arundel Community College Orchestra, the college will kick off the academic year with a new face, Anna Binneweg, who was hired as the new director and conductor of the AACC Orchestra.
After completing her undergraduate degree at California Polytechnic University, she earned a double master's degree in instrumental conducting and music education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and her doctorate degree in conducting at Northwestern University in Chicago.
In 2005, she was selected for the National Conductors Institute with the National Symphony Orchestra where she was a cover conductor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She comes to AACC from the Chicago-based Opera Moda, specializing in American opera productions, where she was director of music and from Loyola University in Chicago, where she was orchestral director.
Registration for the credit course, "Orchestra" (MUS 180), is under way. Community members who want to register for the AACC Orchestra through the noncredit continuing education course, "Community Orchestra" (MUS 385), can do so beginning Wednesday, July 26, by phone, fax, mail, in person or online at www.aacc.edu/recreg.
Space in the AACC Orchestra is limited. Auditions are by appointment only and are set from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in the Cade Center for Performing Arts Room 224 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.
For audition appointment, call Douglas Byerly, AACC coordinator of music, at 410-777-7019 or visit www.aacc.edu/music/orchestra.cfm.
Release 06-385 -- June 16, 2006
ANNA BINNEWEG is the new director and conductor of the AACC Orchestra. Formerly of the National Conductors Institute with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., Binneweg comes to AACC from Opera Moda and Loyola University, both in Chicago.