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Nonprofit Institute at CSM’s Work During Pandemic Redefines Relationships and Collaboration for Area Nonprofits

July 20, 2021

Two Southern Maryland nonprofit organizations are crediting the Nonprofit Institute (NPI) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) for not only saving their businesses over the course of the past 17 months, but for also strengthening their organizations to better serve their communities. Spokespersons from both The Arc Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick and Pure Play Every Day in Charles County recently told “Inside Your County Government” podcast host Brent Huber that NPI at CSM is “the backbone of success” for many of the area’s nonprofits.


CSM Returns to Normal Campus Operations Aug. 23

July 16, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it will return to normal campus operations Aug. 23, 2021, after 17 months of restricted or remote operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This operational shift includes an increase in the number of in-person class instruction options and the reopening of conference, meeting and event spaces and common areas.

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AVIAN President and CEO Kevin Switick Joins CSM Foundation

June 30, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation announces retired U.S. Navy (USN) Commander Kevin Switick has joined the Foundation’s board as its newest director. The Calvert County resident is the president and chief executive officer at AVIAN Inc., a employee-owned business in Lexington Park.

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CSM Announces Social Justice Scholarship Recipients

June 28, 2021

Thirteen College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students were awarded scholarships totaling $4,750 to acknowledge their scholarly and creative projects presented during CSM’s Social Justice Week program in spring 2021. CSM student Beatriz Gonzales, of Waldorf, was awarded grand prize, winning a total scholarship of $1,200.


CSM Vice President of Finance Tony Jernigan Announces Retirement

June 7, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Vice President of Financial Services Tony Jernigan has announced his decision to retire June 30 after 12 years of dedicated service to CSM and its students. Frederick ‘Rick’ Johnson, retired chief financial officer from Harford Community College, will serve as interim vice president of CSM’s Financial Services effective July 1.


CSM Honors Three with Professor Emeritus Title

June 2, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees voted in May to confer professor emeritus status on three of the college’s retired professors – Dr. Patrick Allen, Dr. Richard Siciliano and John Wilson. The honor acknowledges these professors’ particularly distinguished and long service to the CSM community and its students.


CSM Announces SGA Officers for 2021-2022

May 30, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) proudly announces the student leaders who will serve as student government association (SGA) officers for the upcoming academic year.


CSM Names Dr. Rodney Redmond Provost and Vice President of New Division of Learning

May 20, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announced that Dr. Rodney Redmond has been named vice president of the college’s new Division of Learning and CSM’s first provost. Redmond had been serving in the role as CSM’s interim vice president of Academic Affairs since January 2021, as part of a unique cross-college transfer between CSM and Montgomery College (MC), where Redmond served as the College-wide Dean of English and Reading.

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CSM Honors Associate Professor of English John Kulikowski with Faculty Excellence Award

May 20, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) honored Associate English Professor John Kulikowski with the college’s Faculty Excellence Award. The annual award honors faculty for outstanding achievement in classroom teaching, contributions both to their department and the college, professional development and community commitment. Kulikowski has distinguished himself among his students and his colleagues in the English and Communications division of CSM’s School of Liberal Arts as being liked and respected by all.

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CSM Foundation Chair Kimberly Rosenfield Earns her Wings to Fly as a CSM Hawk and Alumna

May 14, 2021

Among the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 466 candidates earning 480 associate degrees and being welcomed to join the 60+-year-old cohort of CSM alumnae is one of CSM’s hardest working leaders. CSM Foundation Board Chair Kimberly Rosenfield earned her wings to become a CSM alumna when she received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management, a Business Management certificate and a Business Management letter of recognition during CSM’s 62nd Spring Commencement May 14.


CSM Announces 2021 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

May 14, 2021

The following students were recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 62st Spring Commencement ceremony Friday, May 14, 2021 during a virtual celebration and watch party on CSM's Facebook page.

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Navy Veteran Karen Gross, 59, Completes CSM's Nursing School to Transition her Career

May 14, 2021

Charles County resident Karen Gross said she remembers over the years reading the stories in local newspapers at each semester’s end about the various College of Southern Maryland (CSM) graduates who went to college to transition their careers – but she never thought she’d be among the students who share their personal story.


CSM Commemorates 62nd Spring Commencement During May 14 Virtual Graduation Ceremony and Watch Party

May 14, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 466 candidates for 480 associate degrees and 271 certificates during its 62nd Spring Commencement Ceremony, held May 14. The 2021 graduating class earned several exceptional characteristics, including having spent their last academic year participating in distance learning with limited in-person instruction. And while the 2021 CSM graduates turned their tassels in a virtual ceremony shared during a Facebook live event this afternoon, many will also be participating in a socially distant photo opportunity with CSM leadership on an outdoor stage at the La Plata Campus next week.

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