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Trojan Spotlight Miranda Eckenrode


At A Glance...

  NAME: Miranda Eckenrode   HIGH SCHOOL: Altoona Area HS
  MAJOR: Forest Technology

HOME TOWN: Altoona, PA


Why did you choose your major?
A. I came to the Open House and met Steve Resh, and he talked to me about the Forest Technology program and how 100% of the graduates get a job.  I absolutely love everything about the outdoors, trees, animals, and plants; so I knew it was the right way to go.  
Q. What made you choose ACM?
A.  Speaking to Steve Resh played a big part in my decision.  The 100% job placement and being a two-year program so I will be quickly prepared to get a job, both were major factors.  Also, I am from Pennsylvania but live on campus.  I liked saying, "I live in Pennsylvania and go to college in Maryland".
Q. How has your experience been at ACM?
A. Smooth sailing - overall very good.  I had some roomate issues and went through the appropriate steps to rectify the problem, and now it is all good.  
Q. Why would you recommend ACM to future students?
A.  I recommend ACM because it is a small campus, with small class sizes, and you have a more personal relationship with your teachers.  
Q. Now that you've been through the college process, what advice would you give your past self?


Still going through the process - and doing good, but keep and know your dates and deadlines for tests/quizzes.  Live by your planner!