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CSM Presents a Conversation with Author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai on National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 27, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites the community to a reading and conversation with award-winning author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai at the La Plata campus March 29 at 1 p.m. The discussion with the author – who was born in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and through her writing explores the conflict and its aftermath – will take place on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, giving attendees the opportunity to reflect on how this period of history echoes through communities at home and abroad.


CSM President Dr. Yolanda Wilson Testifies on Capitol Hill, Requests Congress Extend Pell Grant Eligibility to Part-Time Students, Workforce Programs

March 24, 2023

College of Southern Maryland President Dr. Yolanda Wilson appeared before a U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee March 23 to ask members of Congress to extend Pell Grant eligibility to quality, short-term workforce development programs. During the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Public Witness Day, Wilson explained that support of Workforce Pell Grants for students in short-term programs is critical.


CSM and Calvert County Public Schools Partner to Offer High School Seniors Early College

March 22, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) have partnered to launch a tuition-free early start to higher education by offering Early College for rising high school seniors. The pilot program in Calvert County is open to 20 students – five students from each of the county’s four high schools for the 2023-24 academic year.


CSM Closes March 13-17 for Spring Break

March 12, 2023

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland will close March 13 for the college’s Spring Break and reopen Monday, March 20, 2023. Access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.


Join Coders and Inventors to Transform Problems into Solutions at the CSM Velocity Center’s Climate Change Hackathon March 30-31

March 8, 2023

Registration is now open for College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Velocity X Climate Innovation Hackathon where participating teams will solve real world challenges by inventing, designing and testing solutions to solve the impact of climate change. Held at the Velocity Center in Indian Head, coders and inventors are invited to join community partners for a day of solving community problems March 30 and 31.


‘Provocations’ Lecture Series Returns to CSM March 9; Explores Impact of Pandemic on Educators

March 6, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) 2023 Faculty Excellence Lecture Series ‘Provocations’ returns March 9 to an in-person format for the first time since the start of pandemic. The lecture, aptly titled ‘Looking back: The Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching Practices, Student Relationships and Mental Health of College Educators,’ will be presented by CSM Communication Adjunct Professors Nikki Phillips and Gina Johnson.


CSM Partnership Meets St. Mary’s Nursing Center Workforce Needs; Sees Impressive Results, Student Success

March 3, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Continuing Education and Workforce Development team and the St. Mary’s County Nursing Center (SMNC) mark a three-year partnership in 2023 that outlasted the crisis that inspired it. “There isn’t just one significant piece of the program that gets students to the finish line,” said CSM Healthcare Program Manager Sarah Butler. “This partnership is a true team effort.”


CSM Theater Presents “How I Learned to Drive”

March 2, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) wildly funny and surprising production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “How I Learned to Drive” opens this March 3 at the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater on the La Plata campus. Performances run through March 12.


Night of Engineering Introduces Students to Seamless, Affordable Path from CSM to USMSM And Engineering Careers in Southern Maryland

March 1, 2023

Building awareness around the College of Southern Maryland's (CSM) engineering pathways and workforce development partnerships continues in March when CSM hosts 'Night of Engineering' at its Leonardtown Campus. During ‘Night of Engineering,’ CSM spotlights its Electrical and Mechanical Engineering majors and the Southern Maryland ENTRY Program – a partnership with the University of Maryland that offers a seamless path to an engineering bachelor’s degree and allows students to stay close to home by attending the University System of Maryland Southern Maryland (USMSM).


CSM Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

February 27, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Alumni and Friends Connection is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award. This award honors former students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional achievements, exemplary service to the community and/or exceptional service to CSM.


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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