Aleena Rock, a nursing student at ACM, recently received Dr. Anne Crum Student Leadership Award and Scholarship. She previously earned a general studies certificate from the college in 2019 and is a participant in the college’s Pathways for Success program.
Aleena Rock Receives Dr. Anne Crum Student Leadership Award
CUMBERLAND, Md. (June 3, 2021) – Aleena Rock, a Cumberland resident and nursing student at Allegany College of Maryland, was presented with the Dr. Anne Crum Student Leadership Award and Scholarship during the West Virginia TRiO Association’s virtual Student Leadership Conference. The Crum Student Leadership Award and Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate incredible potential and promise.
Rock enrolled in the college’s Pathways for Success/TRiO program in 2018 and earned a general studies certificate from ACM in 2019. She is a member of the Omicron Pi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and has appeared on the Dean’s list. She received an Allegany County Opportunity Merit Scholarship award during her first academic year at ACM and is a 2018 graduate of the Center for Career and Technical Education.
“Aleena has encountered roadblocks during her time at ACM but has never allowed them to stop her from being accepted into our very competitive nursing program. Her goal is to help those who lack a voice. It’s her compassion for others and encouraging spirit that sets her apart. Humble and hardworking, she’s type of student you know will make the world a better place,” said Tara DeVore, director of ACM’s Pathways for Success/TRiO program.
ACM’s Pathways for Success Program is a federally funded TRiO Student Support Services program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Program goals include increasing the retention, grade point average, graduation and transfer rates of first generation, income-eligible students as well as those students with documented disabilities. The program is funded to serve 140 students annually. For additional information, contact Tara DeVore by calling 301-784-5629.