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Pathways For Success (TRiO) Student Support Services

Helping Students Succeed
The Pathways for Success Program at Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) is a TRiO Student Support Services project funded through a grant from 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.
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Director
301-784-5629
Location: HUMANITIES BUILDING 57-A
PERSISTENCE RATE

94%
GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING RATE
96%
DEGREE ATTAINMENT RATE
70%

What you need to do?
  • Attend classes
  • Do the work
  • Ask for help
  • Read the handbook
  • Respect others
  • Be responsible
  • Respect boundaries
What we do?
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Workshops
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Career Advising
  • Financial Aid Advising
  • Scholarship Assistance
  • Transfer Advising
  • Fieldtrips to four year institutions

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Why ACM?

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Types of Aid
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Workshops
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Career Advising
  • Financial Aid Advising
  • Scholarship Assistance
  • Transfer Advising
  • Fieldtrips to four year institutions

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I become a Pathways for Success student?
    1.    Student completes program application;
    2.    Program will verify student eligibility;
    3.    Eligible students will be interviewed by program staff;
    4.    Accepted students will meet with their Pathways For Success advisor to develop their Student Success Plans.
    5.    Additional eligible students may be placed on a wait list for program admission.

Please note that program enrollment is limited to 140 students, so decisions are based, in part, on space availability.

  • What services does the program provide?
    Pathways for Success provides a supportive environment on campus for students who are first generation, income-eligible, or who have disabilities. The program offers the following academic services to assist Pathways For Success students in achieving their academic goals:
  • Tutoring in math, science, and writing/English (and other subjects as needed)
  • One-on-one academic advising
  • Career counseling
  • Transfer advising
  • Financial aid and scholarship advising
  • Peer mentoring
  • Support groups
  • Workshops on topics such as financial literacy and study skills
  • College visits to 4-year institution
  • How do I contact the Pathways For Success program?
    The Pathways For Success Program is located in Room 57 of the Humanities Building on the Cumberland Campus. Interested students should contact the Pathways For Success office at (301)784-5630 for more information on the program.
  • Program Funding?
    The Pathways for Success Program at ACM is a TRIO Student Support Services project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The TRIO Student Support Services initiative began in 1968 and has provided funding to institutions of higher education throughout the United States in support of academic services for students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The Pathways for Success Program has been in existence at ACM since academic year 2010-2011.

Meet the Staff

Our experienced, knowledgeable staff are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of nursing.

Tara DeVore 
 Director

301-784-5629
Humanities 57-A

B. A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; M.Ed., Frostburg State University

Debby Hardinger 
Office Manager

301-784-5630
Humanities 57-D

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland

Dan Smith 
Educational Specialist

301-784-5628
Humanities 57-B

B. S., University of South Florida; M. S., Johns Hopkins University

Richard “RC” Cofield 
Advisement Coordinator

301-784-5621
Humanities 57-C

A. A., Potomac State University; B.A., M.A., West Virginia University

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