Allegany College of Maryland, founded by joint resolution of the Allegany County Board
of Education and the Allegany County Commissioners, begins in a former school building
on Frederick Street as Allegany Community College. Future plans to transform farmland
on Willowbrook Road into a modern campus shared with students. Dr. Robert S. Zimmer
appointed president. Enrollment: 102 students.
First commencement ceremony held in May.
Dr. W. Ardell Haines named college president. May Bolt appointed chair of the Board
of Trustees, becoming the first female in ACM’s history to hold the position.
College moved to present 316-acre campus on Cumberland's eastern edge. Six original
buildings constructed. Career programs added. Enrollment: 839.
Technology Building opened and career programs again expanded. College’s total number
of graduates: 1,120.
Construction of the Continuing Education Building, headquarters for the Center for
Continuing Education and Workforce Development, completed, ushering in an expansion
in non-credit courses, programs, and trainings.
Dr. Donald L. Alexander appointed president of ACM.
Allegany College of Maryland Foundation formed with an emphasis on providing student
Total number of graduates: 5,326.
ACM Bedford County Campus opened at Everett Area High School, relocating four years
later to a new, adjacent building.
Campus Store and Advancement Building finalized, serving as the new home of the ACM
Foundation and other departments.
Allied Health Building’s construction completed, resolving a chronic shortage of classroom
and lab space for credit and non-credit health care programs.
Current name adopted to more effectively communicate comprehensiveness of programs
and expanded service region. College had been known as Allegany Community College
to this point.
Willowbrook Woods, ACM’s on-campus garden-style student apartments, opened. Hospitality
Management and Culinary Arts programs moved to Gateway Center where a student-run,
chef-supervised Culinaire Café is launched.
Dr. Bruce K. Exstrom named president.
Credit-student enrollment surpasses 4,000 for first time.
Dr. Cynthia S. Bambara appointed president, becoming ACM’s first female college president.
Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship established.
ACM ranked among the top 20 community and technical colleges in the nation by the
Select workforce programs moved to Western Maryland Works Makerspace in lower LaVale.
ACM named site’s educational partner.
Thomas Welcome Center, adjacent to the Donald L. Alexander Library, opened. Western
Region Correctional Training Center, the first new building on campus in 15 years,
completed, expanding daytime training and course availability for regional correctional
and public safety officers.
Five-year, $13.6 million renovation of the Technology Building completed. Total number
of graduates: 21,587. Total number of academic degrees awarded: 28,651.