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Student Success Center

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College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center


La Plata Campus

Student Success Center, LR 120
Testing Center, LR 114

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laurie Cangelosi
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657

Leonardtown Campus

Student Success Center, B Building, Room 111
Testing Center, A Building, Room 109

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Beverly Dearstine-Russell
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager
Leonardtown Testing Center: 240-725-5340


Prince Frederick Campus

Student Success Center, PFA Building, Room 125
Testing Center, PFA Building, Room 109

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laura M. Robins
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager
Prince Frederick Testing Center: 443-550-6040

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Upcoming Events

Nursing Outreach

Resources are available for all pre-clinical nursing students.

Nursing Programs Outreach Coordinator

Lynda McDonald is available to assist pre-clinical nursing students in identifying and accessing services necessary to support your success. This includes students currently enrolled in NUR 1015.

She can help you clarify and find information on the following areas:

  • Questions about your healthcare career
  • Questioning if nursing is the right career choice for you
  • Questions about how the nursing programs progress
  • Help with academics
  • Assistance connecting with available resources at CSM & your community
  • Scholarship information

For an appointment, please call 301-934-7631, or stop by LR 115 on the La Plata campus. Appointments can be made for our other campuses as well.


Nursing Information Sessions:

Students must now RSVP for Nursing Information Sessions. Go to the Health Sciences main web page to select a date, time, and location of a Nursing Information session.