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FSU's Annual Retreat Giving Budding Leaders An Early Jump Start PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 29 October 2015 14:58

LeadershipRetreat ropes courseAs the Appalachian Mountains turned golden for the start of autumn, a group of Frostburg State University freshmen headed to Camp Allegheny to turn over a new leaf.

Working together to build egg launchers, navigate obstacle courses and build relationships at the bonfire, the new FSU students are taught how to lead while working with a team, thanks to the FSU Office of Leadership and Experiential Learning. FSU has been offering a form of this freshman leadership retreat since the 1980s.

The campground is off of U.S. 30 in Stoystown, Pa., which offers a secluded site where some of the 80 freshmen and dozen camp facilitators, including seniors and FSU faculty and staff, can get to know one another.

The trip solidified what Alexis Thomas learned about Frostburg State after ...

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FSU University Alumni Association Honors Alumni PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 24 October 2015 09:45

Service to Alma Mater groupThe Frostburg State University Alumni Association honored four alumni with the Service to Alma Mater Award during the Board of Directors fall meeting as part of FSU’s 2015 Homecoming celebration. Rebecca A. Brown-McCusker, Mary E. Clapsaddle, retired Air Force Col. Ronald G. Forrester and the Rev. James L. Mason received the prestigious awards.

Brown-McCusker, of Mount Savage, Md., who earned her bachelor’s from FSU in 1985 and her master’s in 1987, has been an active alumna since 1989, first as Allegany Chapter chair of the Alumni Association, then as president. After that, she served two terms on the FSU Foundation Board. Presently, she is on the Advisory Council of WFWM Radio.

Talking about FSU as much as she can with fellow alumni and potential students is her ...

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FSU Honors Outstanding Employees PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 24 October 2015 09:28

2015 RecepientsFrostburg State University honored three outstanding employees, Lyndsey Baker, Joni Smith and Patrick Fairall, at its recent Fall Convocation. The annual Staff Awards for Excellence recognize exceptional service to the institution. Recipients are nominated and chosen by their colleagues. This year’s award winners have served FSU for 29 years.

Baker, a Frostburg resident, was honored in the Exempt (salaried) employee category. She joined the FSU community in the spring of 2012 in a part-time role as the Maryland Strategic Prevention coordinator. Her commitment to seeking additional grant funds and her dedication to work led to a full-time position in 2014. Baker is responsible for uniting community members, administrators, law enforcement, city officials, bar ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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