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CSM Inducts Students into Region’s Newest Chapter of Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society; Changes Business Pathway to Better Serve Students and Community

January 31, 2023

It is no longer “business as usual” at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). The college has reimagined its Business Management Program by offering new curriculum; inducted business students into the college’s very first chapter of the Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society; and formed a new Business and Accounting Club so that students can better connect with one another and local businesses.

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CSM Nursing Students Revel in Accomplishments, Prove Hard Work Pays Off

January 30, 2023

Fifty-seven new nurses received their nursing pins during a Nursing Recognition Ceremony Jan. 12 as part of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) 2023 Winter Commencement. The graduates chose the Nelson Mandela quote, “It always seems impossible until it is done” as their theme, and speakers returned to that idea again and again throughout the ceremony.


CSM Celebrates Graduates Pursuing Health Care Careers

January 29, 2023

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were celebrated Jan. 12 at the Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony. In total, 73 students completed programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Nutrition Coaches, Personal Trainers and Paramedics.

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CSM Presents Honorary Degree to Harry Shasho

January 18, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) presented Harry Shasho, one of the college’s champions and an outstanding community member and business leader, with an honorary degree during the college’s 24th Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday, Jan. 13.

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CSM Business Instructor Jeffrey Hunt Becomes College’s First Endowed Faculty Member for Innovation

January 10, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces Instructor of Business Jeffrey Hunt ’95 has been named the college’s first Endowed Faculty for Innovation. In this role, the CSM alumnus will work to catalyze the unique opportunity to collaborate with military partners at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head by engaging students, faculty, businesses and the scientific community in activities supporting the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem efforts.


CSM Early College Expands to Include all Seven Charles County High Schools for Rising Juniors and Seniors; Info Sessions Underway

January 9, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Early College partnership with Charles County public schools will expand to include all seven high schools in the next academic year and will include rising juniors, as well as rising seniors. The tuition-free program for the 2023-24 academic year offers an opportunity for high schoolers to experience being a full-time college student, save money and complete college credits while still in high school.

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MACC Executive Director Dr. Brad Phillips to Deliver Keynote Address at CSM’s 24th Winter Commencement

January 6, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will recognize 532 candidates for 428 degrees and 226 certificates during its 24th Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday, Jan. 13 at the La Plata Campus. The graduate’s range in age from 18 to 67 with 40 percent from Charles County, 27 percent from St. Mary’s County, 28 percent from Calvert County and the remainder from out of the area. Of the associate degree candidates, more than 23 percent will graduate with honors. The most attained degrees are Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Cybersecurity and Business Administration.

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CSM Adds Extra Day to Winter Break; Closes Dec. 23 – Jan. 2

December 20, 2022

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) President Dr. Maureen Murphy announced today during her final holiday message to employees that CSM will close Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, extending employee’s Winter Break an extra day. The announcement follows Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s lead declaring Dec. 23 a state holiday this year.

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CSM is Recognized for Having Best Faculty Among Maryland’s Community Colleges

December 14, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is included on the Intelligent.com’s list of the Best Community Colleges in Maryland for 2023 and was declared to have the “Best Faculty” in the state. This designation came one week after CSM was named as one of the “Top Online” colleges in Maryland by the same ranking resource. In that separate announcement, Intellingent.com ranked CSM 15th out of 18 college and universities in the state to earn the “Top Online” designation and was the only community college on the list.


Enjoy a “Southern Mix” of Voices at CSM’s Barbershop Concert, Dec. 3 in La Plata

December 1, 2022

If you’re finding yourself in need of some harmony in your life, let the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) barbershop chorus, Southern Mix, show you how it’s done. Southern Mix will perform a barbershop concert on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater in the Fine Arts Center on CSM’s La Plata Campus. The concert will feature barbershop standards, small ensemble singing, and contemporary music.


C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School Students Attend CSM for a Day to Experience Destination College

November 30, 2022

After sitting in CSM Professor Chris Ripley’s class — How to Start Your Own Business — C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School fifth grader Kayshawn Woodman said he aspires to go into business with his parents’ companies. Woodman, among other students from Barnhart, was excited to attend college for a day at CSM’s Destination College experience right before Thanksgiving break.


CSM Earns Title as One of Best Online Colleges in Maryland for 2023

November 29, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was again named one of the top online colleges in Maryland by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning. CSM ranked 15th out of 18 college and universities that rose to the top, and was the only community college on the list,


CSM Leases St. Charles Children’s Learning Center to Charles County Public Schools for Prekindergarten Programing

November 22, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will lease its former St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) to add additional availability for full-day prekindergarten programing in Charles County. Under the agreement unanimously approved by the CSM Board of Trustees at its Nov. 17 monthly meeting, CCPS will lease the CLC for two years starting Jan. 1, 2023 with an option for two additional years after June 2026.

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