Meet the ACM Trojan Ambassadors!

Trojan Ambassadors

Have you seen one of our Trojan Ambassadors on campus, virtually, on ACM’s social media accounts, or even on an ACM billboard? They are your “go-to” students to learn all about Allegany College of Maryland and how it could be the right fit for you.

Learn More about them below!


Taylor Howell

Taylor Howell

High School & Grad Year: Mountain Ridge High School (2020)

Hometown: Frostburg, MD

Major (Academic Program): Teacher Education

Fun Fact: "I have managed my own rental property since I was 17."

Favorite Thing About ACM: “It’s a home and a family instead of a being a cold environment full of acquaintances.”

Why did you choose ACM?: “Overall, I chose ACM because of my past experience at a big university! The community college atmosphere is so much more friendly and personally caring.”



Alyvia Biser

Alyvia Biser

High School & Grad Year: Mountain Ridge High School (2020)

Hometown: Westernport, MD

Major (Academic Program): Nursing

Fun Fact: “I love to read and spend time with my dog.”

Favorite Thing About ACM: “I love the small class sizes and being able to connect with my professors.”

Why did you choose ACM?: “ACM is close to home, affordable, and the Nursing program, which is my field of study, has had an amazing reputation.”


Mary Hood

Mary Hood 

High School & Grad Year: Everett Area High School (2021)

Hometown: Artemas, PA

Major (Academic Program): Business Accounting

Fun Fact: “I am an avid reader and love watching TikTok.”

Favorite Thing About ACM: “How friendly and welcoming the faculty and staff are.”

Why did you choose ACM?: “ I chose ACM because it is affordable, close to home, and offers many scholarship opportunities.”

Alison Wade

Alison Wade

High School & Grad Year: Fort Hill High School (2004)

Hometown: Cumberland, MD

Major (Academic Program): Nursing - Applying for the Spring '23 Cohort

Fun Fact: “I’ve visited the 'A Christmas Story' house in Tremont, but I have never actually seen the movie.”

Favorite Thing About ACM: “The smaller class size enables me to create stronger educational relationships with my professors. I have also loved having the opportunity to join several of the many organizations offered on campus.”

Why did you choose ACM?: “ACM is a close-knit community that offers a college experience that is more than just an education. ACM also has an exceptional and competitive Nursing Program.”

James Douthwaite

James Douthwaite

High School & Grad Year: Hammond High School (2010)

Hometown: Portland, OR

Major (Academic Program): Forest Technology

Fun Fact: "I’ve been to every U.S. state, but Alaska.”

Favorite Thing About ACM: “The very welcoming environment.”

Why did you choose ACM?: "I chose ACM because of the great reputation of the Forestry program.”

Are you a current ACM student who is interested in applying to join our Trojan Ambassador program?

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Checkout the Fall 2022 Instagram Live Event entitled,
"Cocoa & Conversation - Fireside Chat with Trojan Ambassadors."

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