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Community Convening Strengthens Partnerships, Highlights CSM’s Role as Region’s Economic Engine

November 21, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently held a community convening at its La Plata Campus with more than 90 of Southern Maryland’s top business, government, military and nonprofit leaders and influencers to strengthen partnerships and collectively focus on improving upward social and economic mobility for students and local residents. Chief among the key outcomes of the “Connecting and Convening: Making an Impact Together” conference, was a better understanding that community colleges are more than learning institutions – they are regional economic engines.


CSM, Charles County Public Schools Expand Early College Program to Include Industry Certifications

November 15, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) have expanded the Early College Program for high school students to include career and technical education (CTE) opportunities. Three new technical certification pathways will begin next school year allowing students to participate in two-year programs to earn certifications in medical coding, pharmacy technician or electrical trades.


Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Presents CSM Foundation with $100,000

November 12, 2023

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (ESFCU) recently presented the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation with a $100,000 gift as part of a renewed partnership agreement that has the long-standing partner of the college investing even further in CSM’s students, faculty, staff, and college-wide initiatives.


Happy Veterans Day from CSM

November 11, 2023

CSM thanks all veterans for their service! CSM takes pride in partnering with active-duty military, veterans, and military-dependent students to make sure every student gets the most benefits available to them as they pursue their education. CSM is honored to be recognized for the eighth consecutive year as a Military Friendly ® School, receiving their Gold ranking for small community colleges. CSM is among 250 schools selected for Gold award status for leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs.


American Association of Community Colleges Visits CSM to Discuss Strengthening Region’s Workforce Pipeline

November 9, 2023

Members of the American Association of Community Colleges leadership team spent the day Nov. 3 meeting with College of Southern Maryland (CSM) leadership to learn about the college’s workforce development initiatives; provide feedback for CSM’s new five-year strategic plan; and tour both the La Plata Campus and the Velocity Center in Indian Head. During the visit, the AACC team received extensive overviews of the college’s commitment to strengthen its business partnerships, build collaborative communities, and serve the southern Maryland region as the “hub’ of learning, credentialing, workforce development, and mobility for all students.


Public Invited to Hear Dr. David Steiner Discuss the Restoration of America’s Schools Nov. 16

November 7, 2023

Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) invites the public to join for breakfast and hear from celebrated scholar, author and Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy Executive Director Dr. David Steiner as he discusses his new book, A Nation at Thought: Restoring Wisdom in America’s Schools. The Nov. 16 free event will be held at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Center for Health Sciences at the college's Regional Hughesville Campus and will launch LSM’s new twice-yearly lecture series addressing issues of concern in the community.


CSM Professors Share Expertise to Equip Student Nurses and Peers for Evolving Field, Compassionate Patient Care

November 7, 2023

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) nursing faculty members are passionate about ensuring that their students graduate with the skills they need to deliver compassionate, expert patient care, and the faculty's commitment to excellence in healthcare goes well beyond the classroom. CSM nursing faculty routinely share their expertise with educators from across the country to help ensure that students, nurses, and educators everywhere are prepared to take on today’s healthcare challenges.


College of Southern Maryland Once Again Ranks Among Top Community Colleges

October 27, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has once again been found to be among the nation’s and Maryland’s top community colleges, according to Intelligent.com. The website’s rankings for 2024 included CSM on lists of the “Best Community Colleges in Maryland” and the country’s “Best Online Associate in Information Technology and Systems Degree Programs.”


CSM New Center for Health Sciences Building Earns Distinguished Recognitions

October 23, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Center for Health Sciences (CHS) at the Regional Hughesville Campus recently received several significant recognitions. The building was certified as meeting LEED Silver standards by Green Business Certification, Inc (GBCI); it was selected as the winner of a national award for educational facilities by the Construction Management Association of America; and it was chosen by the Associated Builders and Contractors Chesapeake Shores Chapter for a 2023 Excellence in Construction Award.

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CSM’s Benny Morgan Concert Series Features Saxophonist Brent Weber

October 19, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues it 2023 Benny C. Morgan Concert Series this fall with a free concert by Saxophonist Brent Weber at its Leonardtown Campus. The Oct. 21 concert begins at 3 p.m. at CSM’s Leonardtown Campus, in the Building A auditorium.


From Carpenter to Project Manager, CSM Grad Nails Promotion with Business Degree Focused on Construction Management

October 17, 2023

The prospect of starting a new educational journey can be daunting; but take it from CSM grad Jeffrey Gardiner ’20 – taking just one class can be the start of an endeavor that changes your life. Gardiner’s new role as a Project Manager for Charles County Public Schools comes on the heels of him earning his degree in Business Management with a concentration in Construction Management. The two-year degree took him 10 years to complete.


CSM Seeking Nominations, Expressions of Interest for Two Vice President Positions

October 3, 2023

REVISED* The College of Southern Maryland has begun a nationwide search for two new positions: Vice President of Learning and Vice President of People, Culture, and Equity. This search is being facilitated by Dr. Preston Pulliams and Dr. Kate Hetherington of Gold Hill Associates, who are accepting confidential nominations and expressions of interest for the positions until Oct. 13. *OR UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED*


CSM Kicks Off Fall 2023 Connections Literary Series Oct. 6

October 3, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will kick off the Connections Literary Series this month, giving the community the opportunity to connect with working authors as they share their work and discuss their craft at three events this fall.


Special Guest Matt Scassero Discusses Opportunities and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy at CSM Velocity Center Sept. 26

September 24, 2023

The public is invited to attend an evening of lively discussion about the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomy with Matt Scassero, the director of operations and outreach at the University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering MATRIX Lab at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland. The free event will be held at CSM’s Velocity Center in Indian Head Sept. 26, from 6-7:30 p.m.

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