Real Students Real Stories

Almost 30,000 students have been awarded degrees or certificates at CSM since our founding in 1958, and thousands more have attended, from swimming lessons to driver education to workforce training. Each one has their own unique story to tell: the connections they formed, the opportunities they found, and the successes they achieved.

Hear the stories of our students and alumni in their own words.

Thousands of students. Thousands of stories. What will your story be?

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ALisa Casas ‘13

Communications Director, St. Mary’s County Government

Toni Kruszka '11

Campus Operations Coordinator, College of Southern Maryland

Thomasina Coates ‘87

Charles County Commissioner, District 2

Troy D. Berry ‘91

Sheriff, Charles County

Cornelius Hightower III '21

Spring 2021 Commencement Student Speaker

Joan Popoola '21

Winter 2021 Commencement Student Speaker

Katelyn Kluh '20

Spring 2020 Commencement Student Speaker
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Asha Gaines

Current CSM Student, Mechanical Engineering

Read Her Story

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