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Events & Information

Events & Information

ACC Instructor to Climb 60 Utility Poles for 60th Birthday Fundraiser
Posted October 22, 2021
Forget being over the hill! While many of us struggle to climb out of bed in the morning, longtime ACC utility technology instructor and alumnus (’91) Roy Smith is planning to spend his birthday doing something people half his age would have trouble accomplishing. Not content to just celebrate with cake and ice cream, Roy decided to mark this milestone birthday doing what he loves most to help out the students he’s dedicated his life to educating. Roy is not only challenging himself to spend his 60th birthday October 26th climbing 60 utility poles, but he’s also challenging you to donate $60 in his honor to benefit the ACC Utility Technology Program Support Fund, which is held at the ACC Foundation and helps UTT students travel and compete in the annual lineman rodeo.

Phi Theta Kappa Blood Drive
Posted October 14, 2021
PTK will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, October 26th from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in CTR 104/106. To make an appointment, contact 1-866-642-5663. Help us reach our drive goal of 24 donations! PROMO: Every returning donor will receive a $10 e-gift card as a thank you for donating and supporting the drive! (*must have a valid e-mail on file prior to donating) NEW DONOR PROMO: Any FIRST time donor with Versiti at this drive only, will receive a $25 e-gift card as a thank you from us. (*must have valid e-mail on file at time of registration)

ACC to Host Grand Reopening Events for Van Lare Hall
Posted September 29, 2021
Alpena Community College will be hosting a series of events on Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th to celebrate the completion of the renovations to Van Lare Hall. All donors to the project have been invited to private events on Friday evening and Saturday morning depending on their level of support to the campaign. The public is invited to an Open House on Saturday, October 9th from 1 – 2 p.m. to tour the building and learn about the enhancements to the nursing program.

ACC Announces Local Corrections Officer Academy Graduation Ceremony
Posted June 22, 2021
Alpena Community College will be holding its annual local corrections officer academy graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 29th at 3:00 p.m. in Granum Theatre. The academy is designed to provide all the training necessary for participants to become certified as a local corrections officer.

Bobby Allen & Cindy DeRocher to Lead ACC Basketball Program
Posted April 29, 2021
Alpena Community College has announced that Bobby Allen and Cindy DeRocher will take over as the Head Coaches for the ACC Basketball program. Allen will be moving into the lead role for the Men’s Basketball Team while DeRocher will be taking over as the head of the Women’s Basketball Team. These changes come after the resignation of former Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mark Jacobs.

ACC Concrete Canoes Race Results
Posted April 26, 2021
Alpena Community College Concrete Tech students took their concrete canoes to the pond in front of
Northern Lights Arena today and proved that concrete can float. The concrete canoes project was a part of the lab portion of the Concrete Tech program’s precast/prestressed concrete class, which is part of the second-year course curriculum. Students divided into two teams; each team made their own canoe.

Mark Jacobs Resigns as Head Coach of ACC Men's Basketball Program
Posted April 13, 2021
Mark Jacobs, Head Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team and the Cross Country Team, has announced his resignation from the Men’s Basketball program with the conclusion of the 2020-21 season. This decision comes after Jacobs took on a new role for work that will involve a higher level of travel, making it impossible for him to continue coaching basketball given the rigorous schedule involved with the sport. He is hopeful that he will still be able to continue coaching Cross Country as it has a shorter season that would be easier to manage alongside his schedule.

ACC Announces Drive-Through Commencement
Posted April 7, 2021
Each year Alpena Community College celebrates its graduates through the Commencement ceremony. This year large public gatherings are still not advisable due to COVID-19 concerns, but ACC has developed a new “drive-through” ceremony that will allow graduates to receive their diploma covers in person and celebrate their academic achievements with family and friends.

Alpena Community College Students Named to 2021 Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team
Posted March 25, 2021
Alpena Community College students Tori Gentry and Yuki Nishibashi have both been named to the 2021 Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team. In addition to their awards, both students received scholarships from the ACC Foundation.

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.4 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to Expand Manufacturing Skills Programs at Alpena Community College in Michigan
Posted February 26, 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Alpena Community College, Alpena, Michigan, to renovate space on campus to create an advanced manufacturing lab and an updated welding shop. This EDA grant, to be matched with $600,000 in local investment, is expected to retain about 275 jobs, and generate $15 million in private investment.

ACC Cross Country Team Earns Sixth Consecutive Academic All-American Honors
Posted February 16, 2021
The Alpena Community College Cross Country Team has earned Academic All-American honors for the sixth consecutive year. In addition to the Team Academic All-American status, six individual athletes received Individual Academic All-American honors: Connor Bagnell, Rony Demirkol, Musa Kabbah, Yuki Nishibashi, Teddy Peters, and Duncan Ross.

ACC Supports Michigan Free Tuition Program for Frontline Workers
Posted September 10, 2020
Alpena Community College announced today it will serve as a Frontliners Champion to support the Futures for Frontlines program unveiled today by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Steven Fosgard Joins ACC as New Vice President of Instruction
Posted September 2, 2020
Alpena Community College announces the hiring of Steven Fosgard as Vice President of Instruction. Fosgard replaces Deborah Bayer, who is retiring from ACC this month. Fosgard brings a wide variety of experiences to ACC’s VP of Instruction position. Currently, he is Dean of Occupational Programs at Kirtland Community College in Grayling, Michigan. His work in higher education encompasses responsibilities as a faculty member and administrator.

Officer Collegnon Joins ACC as Liaison Officer
Posted September 2, 2020
Alpena Police Officer Jason Collegnon has joined Alpena Community College as our new safety liaison officer; he takes over for Officer Chet Spencer, who retired from APD earlier this year.