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Events & Information

Angeline Boulley Virtual Book Discussion
Monday, June 24, 2024, 6:00 p.m
Fitzpatrick Lecture Hall, Van Lare Hall
WebEx Virtual Option
Free; open to the public
No tickets necessary, but seating is limited

Alpena Community College is hosting a virtual book discussion with Angeline Boulley, best-selling author of Firekeeper’s Daughter and Warrior Girl Unearthed, on June 24, 2024, starting at 6:00 p.m. The teleconference will be held in the Fitzpatrick Lecture Hall in Van Lare Hall. Boulley will discuss her two books and then take questions from the audience.

  • Angeline Boulley is a bestselling Young Adult Novelist and winner of the Printz Medal and Morris Award.
  • Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
  • She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island.
  • Firekeeper’s Daughter is her debut novel, published in 2021, and was an instant #1 NYT Bestseller. The book has been named the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature, the Printz Award, the William C. Morris award for YA debut literature, and was an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book.
  • Boulley’s second novel is Warrior Girl Unearthed, which was published in 2023. The book is again set on Sugar Island and is a high-stakes thriller about the power of discovering your stolen history.
ACC Men's Basketball Team to Host First Playoff Game in 25 Years
Posted: February 29
The Alpena Community College Men’s Basketball Team has clinched a spot in the postseason and will host the first round of the NJCAA Division II Great Lakes District B Men’s Basketball Championship starting Tuesday, March 5. While the majority of the tournament will take place at Mott Community College in Flint, the first round of tournament play will be hosted at the home court of the higher-seed; ACC is the higher seed in its first-round match-up and will host the game in Alpena. “This is a special night for the team and for ACC Athletics,” said ACC Athletic Director Allen Telgenhof. “A loud engaged crowd can really pick up a team’s adrenaline, and I’m confident that our fans and our student section will get it going.”

The Impact of Wrongful Conviction – An Exoneree Panel Discussion
April 11 - 7:00-9:00 PM – Fitzpatrick Lecture Hall

Posted: February 8
Collaboration with Ann (Lappan) Garant, Managing Attorney, Cooley Innocence Project.  Mary is a former student of mine and daughter of Tom and Mary Lappan.  As Managing Attorney for the Cooley Innocence Project in Lansing, she recently received a grant through the PNC Foundation for community outreach and education. The grant involves holding panel events featuring our exonerees and possibly other members from the legal community in areas of Michigan where there isn't a large presence of innocence work or any established Conviction Integrity Units. They want to educate areas where they might not be familiar with the Innocence Project or understand the causes/impacts of wrongful convictions. They held their first grant-associated event in Grand Rapids on Wrongful Conviction Day in October. It was a big success and received a lot of great feedback. They plan on holding an event in the Tri-City area in early 2024. They will be expanding their reach and bringing the program to Alpena. Matt Wojda is her legal contact with the Alpena County Bar Association. Here is a link to Cooley Innocence Project. This event will be remote accessible – the link is forthcoming. This is not an ACC-sponsored event.
Alpena Area Job Fair
March 8, 2024 - Besser Tech Center Commons
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Posted: February 26
Full-time, part-time, and seasonal jobs in a variety of industries! Need help with your resume? Updating? Creating? Printing copies? Visit the Michigan Works Office during business hours and they can assist you, located at 315 W. Chisholm Street in Alpena. For more information visit miworksne.org or call 800.285.WORK
Active Assailant to Verbal De-escalation & Everything in Between
March 6, 2024 – Granum Theatre
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Active Threat Training for School, Work & Home
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Early Indicators & Verbal De-escalation Training
Posted: February 20

On March 6, 2024, Alpena Community College will welcome Dr. Kenneth Wolf and Marla Gartner, MAT back to campus for a FREE 6-hour training, Active Assailant to Verbal De-escalation & Everything In Between. This FREE training will help you learn valuable skills to keep yourself and others safe in the workplace, school, and domestic environments. From recognizing warning signs to mastering verbal de-escalation techniques, Dr. Wolf and Marla will cover it all. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and awareness.

All ACC students and staff are welcome to attend. Register now to secure your spot!

Water Safety Challenges in Northeast Michigan
Wednesday, February 21 – 7-9 p.m. – Fitzpatrick Lecture Hall
Posted: February 8
Speakers include Kevin Prevost: Michigan Health Dept. #4; Teresa Salveta: Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE); Brandon Schroeder: MSU Extension Sea Grant Educator; Charlie Doan: Alpena-Montmorency Conservation District Manager. The event will be led by Moderator: Mary Alice Comar.  This event will be remote accessible. WEBEX: https://alpenacc.webex.com/alpenacc/j.php?MTID=m9cb7216a56779ed80595cabeab273b24 This is not an ACC-sponsored event.

ACC President Receives Phi Theta Kappa Award
Posted: February 7, 2024
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize Donald MacMaster, President, Alpena Community College (MI), along with 18 other college administrators with the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during PTK Catalyst 2024, the Society’s annual convention in Orlando, Fl, April 4-6, 2024. To be eligible for this award, college presidents and CEOs must have served in their role for at least five years. Recipients are nominated by students on their campus and are only eligible to receive the award once over the course of their career.

Phi Theta Kappa Blood Drive
Posted April 5, 2023
PTK will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, April 18th from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in CTR 104/106. To make an appointment, call 1.866.642.5663 or visit versiti.org/michigan and search 'Phi Theta'. April is National Donate Life Month - help us reach our drive goal of 25 donations! PROMO: Every 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) Every donation saves up to 3 lives in our local Michigan hospitals.

Thursday Night Heavy Hitters Film Series
Posted March 15, 2023
Join the ACC English/Humanities/Fine Arts Department for 6 weeks of free movies! There will be a free film showing in the Granum Theatre each Thursday from March 30th - May 5th starting at 6 p.m. Join us for a series of powerful, award-winning films followed by an informed and lively community discussion of how issues portrayed in the film impact our community and what we can do together to alleviate them.

  • March 30 - Joker
  • April 6 - American History X
  • April 13 - I, Tonya
  • April 20 - Requiem for a Dream
  • April 27 - Moonlight
  • May 5 - Dark Waters
This event is made possible by Granum Grants.

ACC Ranks #1 in Graduation Rate and Spring Semester Enrollment Increase
Posted January 20, 2023
Alpena Community College is riding a wave of student success this year as shown in two recent Michigan community college metrics for success: ACC earned the highest graduation rate of all Michigan community colleges in the 2022 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Feedback Report and ACC ranks number one in enrollment increases for Spring Semester 2023.

Phi Theta Kappa Blood Drive - January 2023
Posted January 11, 2023
PTK will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, January 25th from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in CTR 104/106. To make an appointment, call 1.866.642.5663 or visit versiti.org/michigan and search 'Phi Theta'. Help us reach our drive goal of 25 donations! PROMO: Every 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) Every donation saves up to 3 lives in our local Michigan hospitals.

ACC and SVSU Announce New Partnership for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in Alpena
Posted December 8, 2022
Alpena Community College and Saginaw Valley State University will collaborate to expand nursing education opportunities and grow the talent pool of nurses in Northern Michigan through a partnership supported by a grant from the State of Michigan.

ACC Announces New Social Work Bachelor's Degree Partnership with Western Michigan University
Posted October 27, 2022
Alpena Community College is announcing a new articulation agreement with Western Michigan University to provide a 2+2 agreement in Social Work. Under this agreement, students will complete the first two years of their program at ACC and then finish their degree with WMU.