Name: Jeffery Metz Major: Business Administration Class: 1990 Current Position: President, Egle Nursing Home Management, Inc.; Founding Principal Generations Rehab
Group, LLC.; Founding Principal Foundation Restaurant Group, LLC.
Q & A
Why did you choose your major? I always knew that my career would be in the business world and ACM’s Business Administration
program afforded me the opportunity to transfer my credits to Frostburg State University
and gain a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. I believe that the combination of my
Business Administration degree at Allegany College coupled with my bachelor’s degree
from Frostburg, gave me a strong background to pursue my business interests and career.
What advice would you give to students interested in your career path? I would advise students to not only intimately learn the dynamics of their business
education classes but to also branch out and dive deep into the various electives
that are offered through the college. Obviously, my business and accounting classes
were of importance to my career, however, I have found that classes such as organizational
behavior, human resource management, marketing, and sociology have assisted me greatly
in my career in ways I would have never imagined as a student.
What was your overall experience at ACM? I cannot say enough great things about ACM. My father had lost his job when Kelly
Springfield closed in 1986 and times were tough for our family in 1988. ACM offered
me multiple scholarships that made my education very affordable. Additionally, the
smaller class sizes allowed me to develop better relationships with my peers and instructors,
some of which last to this day. Instead of being in a class with hundreds of students,
I was in classes with 18 or 20 students, allowing me to ask as many questions as I
needed to understand the instruction offered. There was never an issue with meeting
before or after class with an instructor to get advice on any number of topics.
Who was your favorite ACM faculty/staff member? Why? My favorite instructor at ACM was Ms. Colleen Buckley, who taught English. There
was nothing easy about Ms. Buckley’s class. She challenged me to be the absolute
best that I could be in my writing and I give much credit to her for advancing my
English and writing skills. She was also not shy to offer life lessons on literally
any issue. Those little lessons proved invaluable. Finally, she was proud of her
George’s Creek Valley heritage and I share that same heritage. There is really nothing
comparable to being raised down the “Crick.”
What is your greatest achievement in your career? I would like to believe that the greatest achievement in my career would be that of
developing an elder care community with my partners and team that has been ranked
as high as number one in the State of Maryland in overall quality. Our campus offers
skilled nursing and memory care assisted living to the residents we care for. We
have attempted to provide the very best care possible to literally thousands of residents.
Through this effort, I hope to be remembered as someone who made a positive difference
in the lives of our employees and the people we serve.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would encourage any student wishing to further their education to take a close look
at the curriculum offerings at ACM. Do not be fooled by the myth that you must attend
a larger school to learn and do great things. ACM has everything one needs to be
successful in their academic and professional career. I would not be where I am today
without my experiences at ACM.