ACM will celebrate its spring 2021 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony streamed on ACM’s Facebook page at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, and later posted to the college’s YouTube channel. Students are asked to submit pictures of themselves, preferably in their cap with tassel and gown, for their individual recognition slides.
ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND ANNOUNCES MAY 15 VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT
CUMBERLAND, Md. (Mar. 15, 2021) – Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) will celebrate its spring 2021 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony. The virtual ceremony will be streamed on ACM’s Facebook page @alleganycollegeofmaryland at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, and later posted to the college’s YouTube channel @theACMutube. Spring graduates will also be invited to participate in the next in-person commencement ceremony.
ACM President Cynthia Bambara 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 student commencement speakers. ACM Instructional and Student Affairs Senior Vice President Kurt Hoffman will present the candidates for graduation, assisted in his duties by commencement Grand Marshal Stacey Rohrbaugh and Assistant Grand Marshal 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. Beginning on Wednesday, April 7, 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 at email@example.com or Anne Haynal at firstname.lastname@example.org to have their invitations and regalia mailed or sent to the Bedford County Campus.
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, May 12. 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:
Additional timeslots may be scheduled by contacting Levi Feaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. On the day of commencement, graduates are encouraged to take photos and videos celebrating their graduation and share them on social media using #ACM2021grad. Graduates will be mailed their diplomas and a copy of the commencement program.
Students must have applied for graduation and been officially cleared for inclusion in the virtual ceremony. Additional questions may be directed to Joanna DuVall at email@example.com or 301-784-5288.