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Law Enforcement Professional Named to ACM Trustees Board PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Monday, 03 August 2015 18:22

CUMBERLAND, Md. – James R. Pyles, who recently retired from the Maryland State Police after a highly successful 26-year career, has been named to the board of trustees of Allegany College of Maryland.


The seven-person board, whose members are appointed by the Maryland governor, provides local governance to the state- and county-supported community college. The term is for six years.


Pyles was appointed to fill a trustee vacancy created by the recent retirement of long-time college trustee Dr. V. Raul Felipa. The Cumberland physician, who had served on the board since 2004, has relocated.


“Jim Pyles is a welcome addition to the board of trustees,” said Kim B. Leonard, ACM board chair. “His proven leadership qualities and ...

ACM Continues CNC Machinist Training Needed by Industry PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:42

Open house for prospective students set Tuesday, Aug. 11, on Cumberland campus


CUMBERLAND, Md. -- In response to a national shortage of computer numerical control machinists, Allegany College of Maryland is continuing to offer manual and CNC machinist training, starting in September.

This high-quality training on state-of-the-art equipment is designed to help bridge the “skills gap” for employment in advanced manufacturing and enable completers to enter a fasting-growing industry.

Jobs for CNC operators ...

Ahmad Tootoonchi Named Interim Provost at FSU PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 27 July 2015 14:40

Sydney Duncan Named Associate Provost; Sudhir Singh Named Acting Dean

Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, dean of the Frostburg State University College of Business, has been named interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, one of several appointments within the division. Previous Provost William Childs has returned to his faculty position in the Department of Educational Professions.

“Dr. Tootoonchi brings to this position a tireless work ethic and a deep commitment to FSU and our students,” said Interim President Thomas L. Bowling. “His leadership of the College of Business has resulted in higher enrollments and greater opportunities for both students and faculty to engage in global learning experiences.”

Tootoonchi, whose doctorate is in leadership and ...

Allegany College Offers New Program in Cyber Technology PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Monday, 27 July 2015 14:32

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland is launching new academic programs in cyber technology that will prepare graduates for careers in the growing cybersecurity industry.


ACM is this fall introducing associate-degree and certificate programs that will help employers fill job openings in this important information technology sector.

These new credit options, to be complemented by workforce development training through continuing education, are offered with support from the U.S. Department of Labor.

ACM is sharing in a nearly $15 million federal grant that is enabling it and other Maryland community colleges to establish Cyber Technology Pathways Across Maryland, or CPAM.

Together, the consortium will offer training and education that ...

National Marbles Champion to be Honored PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Embassy Theatre   
Friday, 17 July 2015 16:55

The Embassy Theatre at 49 Baltimore Street is celebrating the accomplishment of local student Devon Loewendick’s victory in becoming the National Marbles Champion with a party for area citizens to celebrate and meet the champion. The party, for all age groups and their families, is free for the public on Wednesday, July 22, from four to six pm in Cumberland’s sole-remaining vintage movie theatre building at 49 Baltimore St. in downtown Cumberland, between Liberty and Mechanic Streets. Refreshments and marble demonstrations under direction of Renee Truly, Devon’s mentor and trainer, will be available, along with music for dancing.

Embassy building owner Mark Baker mentioned, “It is a great time to be proud of Devon’s accomplishment, and to share the Loewendick ...


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