Allegany College of Maryland will celebrate its fall 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony that will be streamed on ACM’s Facebook page @alleganycollegeofmaryland at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 18.
ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 18 VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT
CUMBERLAND, Md. (Oct. 28, 2020) – Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) will celebrate its fall 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony in light of in-person commencement ceremonies being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall graduates will also be invited to participate in the next in-person commencement ceremony.
The virtual ceremony will be streamed on ACM’s Facebook page @alleganycollegeofmaryland at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 18. A Facebook account is not needed to view the event.
Dr. Cynthia Bambara, ACM’s president, will open the program with a welcome to the candidates for graduation and their guests. ACM Board of Trustees Chair Kim Leonard will offer greetings followed by remarks provided by a student commencement speaker. ACM Instructional and Student Affairs Senior Vice President Dr. Kurt Hoffman will virtually present the candidates for graduation, assisted in his duties by commencement Grand Marshal Stacey Rohrbaugh and Assistant Grand Marshal Dr. Donna Brunelli, both ACM professors. Faculty will announce the names of the graduates as their individual recognition slides are shown.
Students will receive an email communication to their ACM student email account that outlines the details of the virtual commencement. Starting on Wednesday, November 11, local graduates may pick up their graduation invitations, tassel, cap, and gown at the Advising Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday prior to the virtual ceremony. Students from outside of the area should contact Marianne Shedlock or Anne Haynal to have their invitations and regalia mailed.
Students may submit pictures of themselves, preferably in their cap with tassel and gown but not required, to email@example.com by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16. ACM is offering to professionally photograph students free of charge. Students will be required to sign-in, follow the college’s health and safety requirements, and may only remove their face masks upon instruction. Unless otherwise indicated, all photography dates and times are first-come, first-serve at the main campus in Cumberland in the College Center:
On the day of commencement, graduates are encouraged to take photos and videos celebrating their graduation and share them on social media using #ACM2020grad. Graduates will be mailed their diplomas and a copy of the commencement program in January.
Students must have applied for graduation and been officially cleared for inclusion in the virtual ceremony. Additional questions may be directed to Joanna DuVall or 301-784-5288.