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ACM recognizes summer graduates

August 22nd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 78 graduates at the conclusion of the recent summer 2019 session. The graduates earned a total of 85 associate degrees and certificates. Graduates and the degree or certificate they received are listed below according to residence. Unless noted otherwise, the awards refer to degrees.


  • Baltimore – Lauren Watts, physical therapist assistant;
  • Barton –Nadezda Abraham, occupational therapy assistant; Taylr Varner, occupational therapy assistant;
  • Cumberland – Brittney Amezcua, massage therapy certificate; Jenna Bake, applied technical studies; Danae Beitzel, massage therapy certificate; Tiffany Blume, occupational therapy assistant; Cameron Bohrer, general studies; Leensee Chawaka, medical laboratory technology; Janessa Dunkle, medical coding and billing certificate; Travis Forbeck, culinary arts – cooking essentials; Steven Heavner, history area of concentration; Steven Herker, physical therapist assistant; Ryan Lloyd, occupational therapy assistant; Ian Mangus, occupational therapy assistant; Rebecca Mason, general studies; Eric Mbeng, Jr., general studies; Hunter Parsons, automotive technology certificate; Marilyn Peck, practical nursing certificate; Jessica Plummer, technical support certificate; Aleena Rock, general studies certificate; Hannah Sheetz, applied technical studies, general studies; Diane Singleton, occupational therapy assistant; Autumn Taylor, massage therapy certificate; Rebecca Wharton, applied technical studies; Tonya Wright, applied technical studies;
  • Ellerslie – Tyler Strawderman, computer technology – cybersecurity area of concentration; 
  • Flintstone – Brittney Harr, medical laboratory technology; 
  • Fort Washington – Kaela Dorsey, general studies; 
  • Frostburg – Sabrina Colmer, applied technical studies, general studies certificate; Andrew Maltba, computer technology – cybersecurity area of concentration; Diana Murphy, business management; Nicolas Phillips, applied technical studies; Michelle Russ, physical therapist assistant; Jordan Teets, general studies;
  • Grantsville – Meredith Everly, massage therapy certificate; Brian Mast, massage therapy certificate; Benjamin Sweitzer, practical nursing certificate;
  • Greenbelt – Tyriq Pressley, massage therapy certificate;
  • Hagerstown – Sevda Akhmedova, medical laboratory technology; April Robinson, physical therapist assistant; 
  • LaVale – Christine Pellegrino, practical nursing certificate; Haley Shirey, practical nursing certificate; Emily Willetts, occupational therapy assistant; 
  • Lonaconing – Rebecca Shockey, practical nursing certificate; 
  • Mount Savage – Kasey Holler, medical coding and billing certificate; 
  • Oakland – Kayla Guthrie, occupational therapy assistant; Amanda Sody, physical therapist assistant; 
  • Oldtown -  Ashley Bingaman, computer technology – cybersecurity area of concentration; Ashley White, occupational therapy assistant;
  • Westernport -  Kayla Bowers, practical nursing certificate;


  • Hermantown -  Nashawnda Washington; culinary arts – baking essentials, culinary arts – cooking essentials;


  • Bedford – Angela Edwards, practical nursing certificate; Alexandra Simpson, occupational therapy assistant; Daniel Spiker, physical therapist assistant;
  • Boswell – Zackary Norris, culinary arts – baking essentials, culinary arts-cooking essentials, dietary manager, hospitality management – event management, hospitality management – restaurant management; 
  • Buffalo Mills – Aaron Twigg, massage therapy certificate; 
  • Clearville – Courtney Rush, physical therapist assistant;
  • Friedens – Sarah Jones, physical therapist assistant;
  • Greencastle – Kodi Ebersole, physical therapist assistant; 
  • Johnstown – Robert Pickerill, physical therapist assistant; 
  • McConnellsburg – Sidonna Hershey, physical therapist assistant; 
  • Meyersdale – Allyson Hershberger, occupational therapy assistant; 
  • Salisbury – Brooke Kemp, physical therapist assistant;
  • Somerset – Chelsea Conrad, practical nursing certificate;
  • Springs – Dianne Maust, massage therapy certificate;
  • Warfordsburg – Collin Bard, physical therapist assistant; Emma Williams, occupational therapy assistant;

West Virginia

  • Eglon – Sarah Spaid, occupational therapy assistant;
  • Elk Garden – Andrew Parrish, physical therapy assistant;
  • Falling Waters – Kristin Reichard, occupational therapy assistant;
  • Keyser – Charity Heavner, massage therapy certificate; Melanie Minshall, physical therapist assistant; Kelci Riley, occupational therapy assistant;
  • New Creek – Keari Robinette, occupational therapy assistant;
  • Romney – Marisa Hott, general studies;
  • Thomas – Alexis Roth, practical nursing certificate; and
  • Wiley Ford – Lacy Bittner, occupational therapy assistant.

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