CSM Newsroom

News Articles


CSM Appoints Ellen Flowers-Fields as Vice President of Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

May 25, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that CSM Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields will be appointed vice president of CSM’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CWD) effective July 1. The establishment of the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development – which separates the CWD department from the Division of Learning – is part of a strategic organizational change approved May 18 by the CSM Board of Trustees to better serve the region’s workforce pipeline needs.


CSM Commemorates 64th Spring Commencement with 471 Candidates Receiving 389 Degrees, 142 Certificates

May 24, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) returned to its La Plata Campus’ Physical Education (PE) Building for the first time since 2020 to celebrate its time-honored graduation ceremonies in front of a packed house during its 64th Spring Commencement May 12. Four-hundred, seventy-one candidates for graduation were recognized for earning 389 degrees and 142 certificates – included among them – 62 Charles County Public School (CCPS) seniors who participated in the inaugural Early College program to earn their General Studies Transfer certificates.


CSM Professors Recognize Exceptional Students at Academic Excellence Award Reception

May 24, 2023

Exceptional students from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently gathered with their mentors, family and friends at the La Plata Campus 10 to celebrate their academic achievements. Professors heaped praise on their students—with passion and even, at times, poetry — sharing that the students they were introducing “gave [them] hope for the future,” “is the kind of student we all want to have,” and “made CSM a better place by being here.”


CSM Names Hometown Hero David Hupp 2023 Distinguished Alumni

May 23, 2023

Lusby resident and College of Southern Maryland (CSM) alumnus Dr. David Hupp ’07 credits the lessons he learned at CSM with inspiring his impressive work ethic, drive to achieve and his commitment to his community. For his many outstanding achievements and contributions to southern Maryland, The Quality Improvement Team Leader for The John Hopkins Hospital, community first responder, and lifelong learner was recognized as CSM’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni during the college’s May commencement ceremony.


CSM Announces 2023 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

May 12, 2023

The following students will be recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates, or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 64th Spring Commencement ceremony held Friday, May 12, 2023, at CSM’s La Plata Campus.


CSM Recognizes Professor Kimberley Donnelly With 2023 Faculty Excellence Award

May 11, 2023

CSM Professor Kimberley Donnelly is committed to every student's academic growth -- and has been on her own path of growth as well, continually looking for ways to improve her teaching, her department, and the entire CSM community. Her contributions to CSM have earned her CSM's 2023 Full Time Faculty Excellence Award.


CSM MLT Coordinator Tiffany Gill to Serve as Commencement Speaker at Immaculata University

May 10, 2023

Tiffany Gill has attended many commencements at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) in her role as CSM’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program coordinator, looking on proudly as her students accept their degrees or certificates and head off to begin professional lives as medical laboratorians. But on May 12 when CSM celebrates it candidates for graduation during its 64th Spring Commencement ceremonies, Gill will be on a different stage performing a different role. She will be serving as the commencement speaker for the graduate program ceremonies at her alma mater, Immaculata University.


CSM Inducts Seven Nursing students into Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society

May 3, 2023

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


Bureau of Land Management Eastern States, CCPS, Chesapeake Conservancy and CSM Join to Introduce Students to Careers in Environmental Science and Stewardship

May 2, 2023

The Bureau of Land Management Eastern States (BLM), Charles County Public Schools, Chesapeake Conservancy and College of Southern Maryland (CSM) hosted “Creating an Environmental Foundation for Success,” a career symposium for high school and college students in Charles County, Maryland. The symposium took place at CSM’s Velocity Center in Indian Head on April 25.


UMGC Universities of La Plata Opens at CSM Campus, Makes Transfer to Four-Year Degree Even More Seamless

April 28, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is continuously looking for new ways to partner with four-year universities throughout the state and beyond to make it as easy as possible for students to continue their education after they complete their CSM degree. As part of that effort, CSM has partnered with University of Maryland, Global Campus (UMGC) to open a UMGC location at the La Plata Campus.


Students Tackle Global Warming at VelocityX: Climate Innovation Hackathon, Earn $12,000 in Prizes

April 27, 2023

As climate change impacts our lives and environment, how will we share the information that people will need to make decisions? This was the question that 25 participants from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), local high schools and other colleges recently grappled with as they competed for prizes from a $12,000 pool at the VelocityX: Climate Innovation Hackathon at CSM's Velocity Center in Indian Head.

james thompson

From Minimum Wage, to HVAC Specialist, to Top Naval Civilian Ranks, James Thompson Inspires with Story of How CSM Trades Program Changed his Life

April 26, 2023

“Not to be dramatic, but when I started at CSM I had two options: Give it all I had, or I wasn't going to be around much longer,” recalls James Thompson. At the time, he was working a minimum-wage fast food job and living without stable housing when his now-wife inspired him to think bigger. Today, Thompson is deputy public works officer for Naval Support Activity South Potomac, Indian Head -- the top civilian in the public works department.


CSM Associate Vice President of Marketing Admissions and Recruitment Avis McMillon Joins JBA’s 2023 Honorary Commanders Program

April 11, 2023

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Associate Vice President of Marketing, Admissions, and Recruitment Avis McMillon was recently inducted into the Joint Base Andrews (JBA) 2023 Honorary Commanders Program. McMillon is one of 16 community and civic leaders welcomed into the program which promotes communication and partnerships between key leaders of the base and surrounding communities.


Children’s Theater Burrows into CSM’s Theater This Weekend with “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”

April 6, 2023

Children’s theater returns to the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) this weekend with a production of “The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wood),” Roald Dahl’s much-loved story of vain attempts of three farmers, “Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, one fat, one short, and one lean,” to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. With audience participation, lively music, a colorful cast featuring local children, and a kid-friendly runtime, the play is sure to appeal to young audiences.


Experience the Energy and Excitement of Live Performances at CSM This Spring

April 5, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is in the midst of a vibrant spring arts season that is bringing the best in theater, music and visual arts to the tri-county area. Whether you’re an old friend of the arts at CSM or attending your very first performance, you will be sure to find something in our first fully in-person season in three years, which brings back perennial favorite offerings while introducing new talent.

Subscribe to CSM News
* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd )
CSM in the News
Media Contact

Angela Small
Director of Media Relations,
Public Information Officer



Follow CSM on Social Media

CMS Page Edit