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Charles County Government TV Highlights CSM's Bird City Campus Designation

August 8, 2022

Charles County Government TV (CCGTV) recently broadcast the news that the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is the first Maryland college to have its campuses designated as Bird City Campuses and earn the title “High Flyer” from Bird City Maryland – a program of the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership and local arm of the global Bird Friendly Coalition. CSM joins the Town of La Plata, which was named the first Bird City in Maryland in 2020, in committing to help make Southern Maryland a healthy place for birds and people.

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College of Southern Maryland Continues Search for 6th President

July 28, 2022

Following CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy’s announcement in late spring that she plans to enter retirement Dec. 31, 2022, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees has begun its nationwide search for the college’s sixth president. The Presidential Search Firm RH Perry & Associates – hired in May to help transition leadership and coordinate a national search for CSM’s new leader – is now seeking confidential nominations and expressions of interest for the position until Aug. 22.


Five CSM Student Athletes Earn Spots on NJCAA All-Academic Teams

July 21, 2022

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced its 2021-22 All-Academic Teams last week, recognizing student-athletes from across the country for their dedication in the classroom. Among the students earning academic honors and being named to the All-Academic Teams for achieving an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.60 or higher, were five College of Southern Maryland (CSM) student-athletes


Gov. Larry Hogan Reappoints CSM Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields to TEDCO Board of Directors

July 20, 2022

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reappointed College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Ellen Flowers-Fields to the state’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) – which serves as Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies. Flowers-Fields was first appointed to TEDCO in May 2021. Her July 2022 reappointment is for a term of four years.


The Future of Medicine: Virtual Dissection Tables Revolutionize Health Science Classes for CSM Students

July 19, 2022

A group of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Anatomy and Physiology students gather around a table and look down at a real human body. The instructor reaches out, and with a single touch, removes the person’s skin, exposing their muscles, organs and skeleton. Next, the class focuses on the heart. A few finger taps later, and the instructor highlights and name the veins and arteries that comprise the circulatory system.


CSM Board of Trustees Vote to Modify CSM Vaccine Requirement for Students

July 11, 2022

 The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees voted July 11 to modify the college’s current vaccine requirement for students – allowing unvaccinated students to attend Hy-Flex classes, which are taught online and face-to-face simultaneously. Currently, CSM requires vaccinations for most students who are taking classes onsite, and masking is optional, though highly recommended. The change will occur Aug. 1, 2022 to allow time to transition to the Fall Terms.


CSM Vice President Tracy Harris Tees Off, Wins Big at Veterans Golf Event

July 7, 2022

Just as the members of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Hawks golf team took top honors this year, CSM’s Vice President of Student Equity and Success Tracy Harris won the first-place medal in the Senior Family Division at the Veterans Golf Association (VGA) tournament held in Orangeburg, S.C. June 27.


CSM Joins, Hosts Regional Institutions to Discuss Crisis Response Plans

June 30, 2022

What kind of emergencies might impact our region? How would regional institutions work together to address a crisis? Those questions and more were on the table when representatives from the College of Southern Maryland, Charles County Government, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Public Schools, the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and the St. Mary’s County Government gathered at CSM last month.

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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).

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