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CSM Hosts Photographer Janet Matthews in a Virtual Event to Discuss Her ‘Tangled’ Exhibit At Hungerford Gallery

September 21, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) School of Liberal Arts invites the public to meet photographer Janet Matthews in a virtual setting to discuss her current exhibition at CSM’s Hungerford Gallery. During the Sept. 28 event, Matthews will share how she came to capture “Tangled,” a body of work photographed in area woodlands after she survived a medical emergency that had her contemplating life and death.

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CSM Inducts 8 Nursing Students into Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society

September 14, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) inducted eight nursing students into Alpha Omega, CSM’s chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society Sept. 8. The nursing students selected for this honor earned Bs or better in all of their nursing courses without repeating the courses and they completed a scholarly project related to the advancement of nursing as a profession.

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CSM Velocity Center Joins Town of Indian Head’s 101st Anniversary Festivities Sept. 25, Showcases ‘Art of Innovation’ With Activities and Fun

September 13, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is joining in the day-long festivities to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Town of Indian Head Sept. 25 by hosting the “Art of Innovation” at the CSM Velocity Center. The public is invited to visit the Velocity Center throughout the day to enjoy an art exhibit, musical improvisation, games of giant Jenga, face painting and see presentations highlighting innovative technologies including robotics, 3-D printing and prototypes. Visitors will also have the chance to learn about the accomplishments of the Talons, CSM’s nationally ranked robotics team, and meet members of CSM’s Society of Women Engineers and National Society of Black Engineers.


CSM Remembers

September 11, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11 this year by displaying artwork in our campus buildings to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks and those heroes who helped the survivors on that day.


CSM Closes Sept. 4-6 in Observation of Labor Day Holiday

September 3, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces all CSM campuses will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, to observe the Labor Day holiday. In addition, CSM’s La Plata, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick and Regional Hughesville campuses will be closed Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5. Access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.


CSM Recognizes 36 Allied Health Students for Certifying as Medical Coders, Medical Assistants and Paramedics

August 24, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 36 CSM graduates who became certified as Medical Coding Specialists, Medical Assistants or EMS-Paramedics during an Allied Health Career Recognition Ceremony Aug. 19. All of the students were recognized by attendees of the online ceremony as “hometown heroes” and for graduating in one of college’s Allied Health programs that were ranked 29th nationally six months ago.


CSM Foundation’s 30th Annual Golf Classic Raises Over $80,000 for Student Success

August 20, 2021

The 30th annual College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Golf Classic presented by Marrick Homes returned to the links this month and raised more than $82,000 for student success and athletic programs at CSM. The Aug. 12th event held at Swan Point Country Club in Issue, Md., saw nearly 200 players tackle the sweltering heat for a day of golf, fellowship, prizes, a sip and swing and networking.


Gov. Hogan Appoints CSM Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields to TEDCO

August 17, 2021

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, today announced its new executive officers and welcomed several new board of directors, including College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Ellen Flowers-Fields. Flowers-Fields was appointed to TEDCO by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in May.


CSM Named 15th Best Community College in the Nation; Earns Top Spot as Best in Maryland

August 17, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) again received top national and regional ratings from personal finance gurus WalletHub for providing students with affordable and accessible education while maintaining good teacher-student ratio and transfer opportunities. Maryland’s 16 community colleges ranked fourth best overall in the nation with CSM ranking best in the state and landing in the number 15 spot out of 685 community colleges in the country – moving up from the 51st position in 2020.

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CSM To Require Indoor Masking for Fall Semester in Response to Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases in Region

August 16, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it is postponing its transition to Phase 4: Normal Operations and will remain in Phase 3: Reduced Operations in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and increased positivity rates in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. This delayed shift in operations means faculty, staff and students will be required to wear masks indoors on all campuses at all times, effective immediately.


Farming 4 Hunger’s Market Garden Demonstration Takes Root at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus

August 11, 2021

A partnership between the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Farming 4 Hunger (F4H) is growing – a new market garden demonstration, that is – at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus. The garden will provide a “’planting of the seed’ to harvest” experience that provides food for the region’s hungry and teachable moments in self-sufficiency, team building, service leadership, volunteerism and finding purpose.


CSM Vice President Bill Comey is Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders

August 5, 2021

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) today announced that CSM Vice President for Operations and Planning Dr. Bill Comey, of Calvert County, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, a highly selective leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.


CSM Positions Southern Maryland to Become an ACT® Work Ready Community

August 4, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announced today that CSM leadership has convened Southern Maryland economic development specialists and numerous regional businesses to identify the tri-county region as a certified ACT® Work Ready Community. This practice demonstrates CSM’s commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers and current and future citizens of the region.

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CSM Announces Millions in Scholarships/Relief Funds are Available for New, Existing, Returning Students

August 4, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it has millions of dollars in scholarships and COVID-19 relief funds available this Fall Semester to assist anyone who wants to attend CSM full-time or part-time in a degree pathway or for a workforce development certificate. The scholarships and financial assistance can be used for tuition, college expenses and living expenses and is available to new and existing students, or former CSM students who want to return or have had restrictions on their accounts related to past debt.


CSM Celebrates Outstanding Student Athletes

August 2, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated the accomplishments of its student athletes during the 2020-2021 year at the college’s annual athletic banquet, which was held virtually and aired last month.


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.

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