Grant Updates Training Fleet
Six 2020 or newer gas, diesel, and electric vehicles were added
to ACM’s Automotive Technology program fleet thanks to a
$149,714 Maryland State Department of Education Innovation
Grant. The fleet is used for instruction and training purposes.
It’s the biggest and best news the Auto
Tech program has ever received.”
Automotive Technology Program Director – - Ray Hunt,
Potomac Edison, a FirstEnergy company, installed and commissioned an electric vehicle charging station
at ACM during the fall 2020 semester. The unit is the fifth of fifty-nine stations planned in Maryland as
part of the company’s EV Driven program, a five-year Maryland Public Service Commission-approved
pilot program designed to benefit the state’s environment by reducing auto emissions and support Maryland’s
goal to reach 300,000 zero emission vehicles (ZEV) on the road by 2025. A full charge for the Hyundai Kona
Electric, pictured, would cost $10.24.
L-R: ACM Development and Grants Associate Chandler Sagal, ACM VP of Advancement and Community Relations and
Executive Director of the ACM Foundation David Jones, FirstEnergy Customer Account Specialist-V Anthony “Tony”
Lewis, and FirstEnergy Regional External Affairs Director James “Jim” Crowder III.
Spring 2021 \ ACCESS ACM 12
The first Elijah E. Cummings Scholarship
through the ACM Foundation was
awarded to a 2020 graduate of Allegany
High School and General Studies/
Psychology major, Gabrielle Salas.
L-R: David Jones, Richard “Rock” Cioni,
Salas, Laurie Marchini, and Chandler
Sagal. Salas is holding an image of
Congressman Cummings that was
donated by the scholarship’s founder,
Bob Powell, for placement in the
college’s Unity Center.