76 Allegany College of Maryland Students Receive Awards and Departmental Honors



Ziahya Lomax-Sublett, Outstanding Female Student-Athlete Awardee

ACM recognized 76 outstanding students with 64 awards and departmental honors. One of the awardees, Ziahya Lomax-Sublett (center) of Martinsburg, West Virginia, is shown holding her 2024 Outstanding Female Student-Athlete Award. She is flanked by Courtney Crislip (left), assistant coach/sports information coordinator, and LaRae Allen, head coach.  


CUMBERLAND, Md. (May 24, 2024) – Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) held its annual All-College Awards Ceremony to recognize 76 outstanding students with 64 awards and departmental honors on May 14. Students received awards for their achievements in academics, athletics, community engagement, diversity or perseverance. The recipients, listed by their home state and their award, include the following: 

  • Academic & Clinical Achievement Award, Emily Cramer, Cumberland. 
  • Barb Mullenax Velveteen Rabbit Award for Personal and Professional Development, Cassandra Cessna, Cresaptown. 
  • Dale Dickerhoof Communication Award, Christina O'Reilly-Crooks, Frostburg. 
  • Dedication to Forestry Award, Madison Painter, Cumberland. 
  • Most Improved in Art Skills, Brayden Cuthbertson, Frostburg. 
  • Excellence in Civic Engagement Award, Takira Allen, Baltimore, and David Ogbonna, Laurel. 
  • Excellence in Respiratory Therapy Award, Kyaw Htay, Boonsboro. 
  • Future Service to Children Award, Ryan Mulligan, Cumberland.  
  • Glenn O. Workman Plant Sciences Award, Cooper Stephens, Lusby. 
  • Grit Award, Angela Aguglia, Oldtown, and Jeanette Bland, Grantsville.  
  • Heart of Healthcare Award for Medical Assistant, Erik Kahl, Cumberland. 
  • Margaret Keller Memorial Award, Kate Frushour, Myersville. 
  • Maryland Student Nurses Association Award, Brittany Smith, Cumberland. 
  • Medical Assistant Spirit Award, Deborah Dixon, Flintstone. 
  • Medical Billing & Coding Spirit Award, Stephanie Imhoff, Cumberland. 
  • Medical Coding & Billing Achievement Award, Selena Warnick, Frostburg. 
  • Music & Performance Award, Ben Wolfhope, Cumberland, and Rachel Wolfhope, Cumberland. 
  • Myron E. Blough Memorial Award, Xochitl Miller, Lonaconing. 
  • North American Forest Technician Honorary, Anna Cullen, Frostburg, Kolby Custer, Oldtown, Abel Gonzalez, Elkton, and Isaac Scritchfield, Ellerslie. 
  • Nursing Faculty Award, Ava Schmidt, Street. 
  • Outstanding Achievement in General Biology Award, Brandon Thomas, Cumberland. 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Multimedia Technology Award - Graphic Design Certificate Program, Drake Rose, Cumberland. 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Multimedia Technology Award - Social Media Marketing Certificate Program, Emma Shewbridge, Ellerslie. 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Oral Pharmacology Award, Shelby Coffey, Vienna. 
  • Outstanding Achievement in PhageHunter Research Award, Chloe Bonifacio, LaVale, and Anna Cullen, Frostburg. 
  • Outstanding Business Student Award, Connor Hipp, Cumberland, and Logan Mullery, Oldtown. 
  • Outstanding English Student Award, Cheryl Duncan, Cumberland.  
  • Outstanding Legal Studies Student Award, Penelope White, Frostburg.  
  • Outstanding Male Student-Athlete, Cam'Ron Brown, Odenton. 
  • Outstanding Nursing Assistant Student Award - Day, Destiney Hager, Cumberland, and Rachel Wolfhope, Cumberland. 
  • Outstanding Nursing Assistant Student Award - Evening, April Smith, Frostburg. 
  • Outstanding Pharmacy Technician Student Award, Jessica Tran, Frostburg. 
  • Outstanding Student in Computer Technology, Nathan McKenzie, Frostburg, and Benjamin Sell, Cumberland.  
  • Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice Transfer Program - The Extra Mile Award, Rowan Gornall, Cumberland. 
  • Outstanding Student in Culinary Arts, Quinn Williams, Brandywine. 
  • Outstanding Student in Hotel & Restaurant Management Award, Kory Hunter, Frostburg.  
  • Outstanding Student in Organic Chemistry Award, Chloe Bonifacio, LaVale. 
  • Student Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Initiative Award, Leslie Stubbs, Cumberland. 
  • Terry Feck Award for Outstanding Achievement, Adron Fiscus, Cumberland. 
  • The "Changemaker" Sociology Award, Rebecca Lester, Huntingtown. 
  • TRIO Scholar Award, Sydney Metz, Westernport. 
  • William L. Cones Award for Outstanding 2nd year, Abel Gonzalez, Elkton. 


  • Business Professionalism Award, Jillian Morral, New Enterprise.  
  • Emerging Leader in TRIO Excellence (ELITE) Award, Tresor Irakoze, Carlisle.  
  • Music & Performance Award, Abigale Rose, Bedford. 
  • North American Forest Technician Honorary, Zachary Price, Warfordsburg.  
  • Outstanding Achievement in Oral Pathology Award, Rebecca D'Ottavio, Altoona. 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Oral Periodontology Award, Rebecca D'Ottavio, Altoona. 
  • Outstanding Legal Studies Student Award, Brooke Colledge, Everett.  
  • Outstanding Student in Computer Technology, Ashton George, Bedford.  
  • Outstanding Student in Human Anatomy & Physiology Award, Mariah Tewell, Artemas.  
  • Outstanding Student in Humanities Award, Sydney Wilfong, Altoona.  
  • Phi Theta Kappa Special Recognition Award, Brooke Colledge, Bedford, and Abigale Rose, Everett.  
  • Rev. George Hazen Memorial Scholarship, Angelina Whitfield, Somerset. 
  • Sister Mary Alice Bleanger Award, Tory Miller, Berlin.  
  • Supernova Scholarship, Allison Wolfe, Altoona. 

West Virginia 

  • North American Forest Technician Honorary, Devin Elliott, Fort Ashby.  
  • Outstanding Female Student-Athlete, Ziahya Lomax-Sublett, Martinsburg.  
  • Outstanding Medical Laboratory Technology Academic Student Award, Olga Bondiskey, Keyser. 
  • Outstanding Medical Laboratory Technology Clinical Student Award, Miranda Paugh, Elk Garden. 
  • Outstanding Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant Student Award, Elianatercia "Elia" Lodsdon, Wiley Ford.  
  • Outstanding Student in Computer Technology, Chase McCoy, Ridgeley.  
  • Outstanding Veteran Graduate Award, Devin Elliott, Fort Ashby. 


  • Nursing Faculty Award, Julie Pace, Mansfield. 
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