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CSM Foundation Celebrates and Remembers Colleagues, and Friends with Engraved Bricks at Prince Frederick Campus

June 29, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation was joined by faculty, staff and honored guests June 16 at the Prince Frederick Campus to memorialize supporters with engraved bricks laid in remembrance of loved ones, and to celebrate colleagues and friends of the CSM community who serve as the college’s champions. Purchased through the CSM Foundation, proceeds from the sale of the bricks go toward the student success fund.


Calvert County Commissioners Recognize 2022 Nursing Graduates

June 28, 2022

CSM nursing graduate Kathryn Humphreys was joined by CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy to proudly accept the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners' proclamation today celebrating CSM’s 2022 spring nursing graduates. Humphreys was one of 17 Calvert County residents in the spring nursing graduation class that saw 69 students become nurses. In addition this spring, CSM also recognized 84 completers in programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Nutrition Coaches, Medical Laboratory Technicians, and Health Information management specialists.


CSM Closes July 4 in Observance of Independence Day Holiday, Reopens July 5

June 23, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will be closed Monday July 4, 2022 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday and will reopen with normal hours July 5. It has come to our attention that there are inconsistencies in some previously published dates for the July 4, 2022 holiday. A calendar incorrectly listed Tuesday, July 5 as a day that the college would be closed. Since the holiday falls on Monday, the college will be closed only on July 4 for Independence Day. The college will reopen during normal hours on July 5. We apologize for any inconvenience. Access to online services, including registration, remains available at www.csmd.edu and through my.CSMD services.

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CSM Board of Trustees Appoints Shawn Coates as Board Chair and Sonja Cox as Vice Chair

June 17, 2022

College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustee Vice Chair Shawn B. Coates will celebrate his grandmother’s birthday today in a very special way. Last night, when the college’s Board of Trustees unanimously confirmed its next top leaders, it appointed Coates of Charles County as chair and Sonja Cox of St. Mary’s County as vice chair. Coates’ appointment follows the footsteps of his grandmother – CSM Trustee Emeritus Veronica Coates, who served as the college’s trustee from 1976 to 1993.


First Class of Calvert County High School Seniors also Graduate as Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Helpers from CSM

June 16, 2022

Five Calvert County Public School seniors who recently graduated from high school also graduated as Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Helpers from the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Regional Hughesville Campus Center for Trades and Energy Training June 14. The students’ accomplishments were a result of their hard work and a partnership between CSM, Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) and the Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake (IEC).


CSM Awards Tenure to Six Faculty Members

May 25, 2022

“After an intense review process by their peers, it is my honor to recommend their award of tenure,” CSM Provost and Vice President of Learning Dr. Rodney Redmond told the trustees. “These faculty members have given exceptional service, developed top-notch scholarship, and taught high-caliber classes to the CSM student body and community.”


CSM Students Honored at Academic Excellence Award Reception

May 24, 2022

Students recognized for academic achievements in their fields of study during College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 39th Annual Academic Excellence Awards Reception included a retired Air Force dentist who discovered a passion for sculpture; a member of the CSM Hawks baseball team who is headed for a career as a social studies teacher; a student who helped lead CSM’s robotics team to its ranking as the best community college robotics team in the country; and a professional photographer who had returned to school to study cybersecurity.


CSM Foundation Celebrates Colleagues, Friends, President Murphy with Engraved Bricks at Leonardtown Campus

May 23, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation was joined by faculty, staff, and honored guests this spring at the Leonardtown Campus, to honor supporters with engraved bricks laid in remembrance of loved ones, and in celebration of colleagues and friends of the CSM community who serve as the college’s champions. Purchased through the CSM Foundation, proceeds from the sale of the bricks go toward the student success fund.

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CSM Announces 2022 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

May 16, 2022

The following students were recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 63rd Spring Commencement ceremony held Friday, May 13, 2022, at the La Plata Campus.


CSM's Robotics Team - the Talons - Place 10th in World Competition

May 10, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) competitive robotics team – the Talons – headed to Dallas last week for the VEX Robotics World Championship where they competed against dozens of university teams from around the globe to earn the title of the 10th best team in the technology category and 11th best in the skills category.


CSM Appoints Lesley Quattlebaum to Lead Velocity Center

May 9, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces the appointment of Lesley Quattlebaum, of La Plata, to director of the CSM Velocity Center in Indian Head. In her role, Quattlebaum will guide the Velocity Center as it continues to be a catalyst for scientific and innovative workforce development in collaboration with the Town of Indian Head, the U.S. Navy and the community.

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Cabinet Conversations: The Meaning of Place in the Post-Pandemic World

May 3, 2022

The character of our places, the spirit of our places, and the love of our places remained—even in the most confusing days of the pandemic. We found that our shared values and experiences were not bound to a particular space but rather created a place that could live beyond the gates of a college. While our experiences help us attach meaning to a space, it is ultimately not the space that creates a sense of place but the shared experiences themselves. A sense of place can be anywhere—in-person or virtual—we feel accepted and supported by others.

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