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Confused by Grant Submission Processes? The Nonprofit Institute at CSM’s Free Grant Proposal Course on Jan. 14 Can Help

December 30, 2020

The Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) welcomes area nonprofit organizations to attend a free grant proposal writing seminar Jan. 14, 2021 to learn about the local, state and federal grant submission process. Participants will also learn how to determine their funding needs; search for grants; develop a grant schedule; write a grant; and how to review, submit and report on grants.

CSM Campuses Close Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 for Winter Break

December 23, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close for winter break starting at 3 p.m. on Dec. 23 and will resume normal operating hours on Jan. 4. During Winter Break, online services are available at http://my.CSMD.edu and www.csmd.edu. Students enrolled in the Winter Session will have access to services and resources during this time.

CSM Marketing Team Earns Three National Awards

December 18, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has been recognized for its talented marketing efforts by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 1 Conference

CSM Nursing Student Kia Smith Will Intern as Deputy Chief of Staff for Delegate Al Carr at 2021 Maryland General Assembly Session

December 17, 2020

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) nursing student Verkia (Kia) Smith will intern as the deputy chief of staff for Maryland Del. Al Carr, of Montgomery County, during the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session. A resident of Waldorf, Smith also serves as the CSM La Plata Campus Student Association Vice President. She will begin her service for Maryland’s District 18 on the assembly’s opening day, Jan. 13, 2021 and continue through Sine Die — or the assembly’s adjournment — April 12.

Cross-College Transfer Allows Montgomery College’s Dr. Rodney Redmond to Serve as CSM’s Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

December 14, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announced that College-wide Dean of English and Reading at Montgomery College (MC) Dr. Rodney Redmond will serve as CSM’s Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs effective January 2021. Redmond stepping into the interim vice president position at CSM marks a unique cross-college transfer between community colleges in Maryland and sets the stage for professional development opportunities that build leadership pipelines across the state’s academic institutions.

Timothy Scott Moore Construction Management Memorial Scholarship Assists CSM Students Pursuing Construction Careers

December 2, 2020

The family of Timothy Scott Moore has established a memorial scholarship in his name to provide financial support to students in the Construction Management Technology program at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). Moore spent his entire career in the construction industry, specifically with Waldorf-based Beltway Paving, where he was a vital component of the company’s operations.

Join CSM Grads at Virtual Engineering ‘Meet and Greet’ Dec. 3 and Learn How to Start Your STEM Career Here in Southern Maryland

November 30, 2020

Lexington Park resident Bobbie Diedrich will tell you she didn’t think she was very good at math in middle school – in fact she didn’t think much of math, at all. But in her second year at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) she decided to take Calculus 1 and Engineering just to see if she could change her mind about her aptitude, or her overall opinion about the world of Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM).

CSM"s Sixth Mobile Hawk Feeder Event Provides 725 More Pounds of Food to Students in Need

November 24, 2020

Maryland Sen. Arthur Ellis and his wife Rosalind joined the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Student Life team last Thursday afternoon at the college’s La Plata Campus to help with its sixth drive-thru food distribution event for CSM students experiencing food insecurities. Approximately 725 pounds of food were passed out to students who expressed a need and pre-registered to come to campus Nov. 19.

CSM Ranks 22 of Top 30 Colleges Nationwide Recognized for Disaster Management Plans

November 16, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has been named to the Great Value Colleges ranking of the 30 U.S. colleges that are best prepared for disasters. The only Maryland higher education institution to make the nationwide list – CSM ranked 22nd and was one of only three community colleges to earn the recognition.

CSM Dedicates Dec. 1 ‘GivingTuesday’ Fundraiser to ‘Help a Hawk’ Emergency Fund to Help Students Impacted by Pandemic

November 11, 2020

When the pandemic hit in March 2020 and Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Marylanders to stay home, Lisa Tolomei – a single mother of two – immediately settled into her Chesapeake Beach home office. Her daughters Caitlyn and Emily weren’t so lucky. The day after Lisa started working from home, Caitlyn was laid off. And the day after that, Emily lost her job. All three Tolomeis are part-time students at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM).

Nonprofit Institute at CSM to Host "Vision in Fundraising: Nonprofit Sustainability" Seminar Nov. 17

November 9, 2020

The Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is hosting a free virtual seminar entitled “Vision in Fundraising: Nonprofit Sustainability” presented by RBW Strategy CEO Rachel Werner on Nov. 17. Regional nonprofit leaders will learn why building strong and long-term partnerships with funders, peer organizations, volunteers and other stakeholders is essential for organizational growth.

CSM to Conduct National Search for New Chief Academic Officer

November 5, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will launch a national search for a new chief academic officer to replace CSM Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Eileen Abel, who will leave Nov. 30, 2020 to become Executive Director of the University System of Maryland Southern Maryland (USMSM).

CSM Adjunct Faculty Member and Two Students Earn ESFCU Scholarships

November 2, 2020

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (ESFCU) recently honored Benjamin Stoddert Middle School physical education teacher and adjunct faculty member at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Brittany Aley with a professional development award. Two Charles County class of 2020 graduates, Taylor Colbert and Camryn Fryer, also received scholarships from the credit union and now attend CSM. Educational Systems FCU honors educators and students annually through its Support Education Foundation. Teachers and students apply for the awards and must meet certain eligibility criteria.

CSM Announces Dean’s List for 2020 Summer Sessions

November 2, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2020 summer sessions. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six credits during the semester and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better will be included in the dean’s list.

CSM Foundation’s 29th Annual Golf Classic Raises More than $25,000 for ‘Help a Hawk’ Emergency Fund

October 28, 2020

The 29th annual College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Golf Classic presented by Marrick Homes raised more than $25,000 for the CSM ‘Help a Hawk’ emergency fund and scholarship program established to support CSM’s most vulnerable students experiencing challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event took place at Swan Point Country Club in Issue over a six-week span that began Sept. 3 and allowed golfers to safely play and record their rounds at different times to ensure physical distancing.

Connections; the Innocence Project w/ Huwe Burton; Dual Enrollment Parent Nights & a Nonprofit Sustainability Program are Just a Few of the November Events at CSM

October 27, 2020

CSM Connections Literary Series: Wayne Karlin. 1 p.m. Nov. 4. Zoom. CSM hosts Wayne Karlin who will be discussing and reading from his novel, A Wolf by the Ears. He is the author of seven novels and three non-fiction books, including Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam. He is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Patterson Prize in Fiction, the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Arts Award, and the Juniper Prize in Fiction for A Wolf by the Ears. RSVPs are required to access Zoom information.

CSM’s Nov. 4 Connections Literary Series Features Professor Emeritus Wayne Karlin Sharing His Recently Released Novel, ‘A Wolf by the Ears’

October 21, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues its Connections Literary Series this fall with a reading from CSM Professor Emeritus Wayne Karlin during a free and virtual event Nov. 4, 2020. In the webinar, Karlin will discuss A Wolf by the Ears – his recently released novel that tells the story about thousands of enslaved people from plantations across the Tidewater who rallied to the British side, turning against an American republic that had barred them from the promises of freedom and democracy during the War of 1812.

New Agreement Allows PGCC Students to Transfer to CSM Medical Laboratory Technology Program with In-County Tuition Rate

October 20, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will now offer Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) students the opportunity to transfer to CSM’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program and pay CSM’s in-county tuition rate. The agreement builds on a 15-year model that has allowed CSM students to articulate to PGCC for Radiography and Respiratory Therapy classes and more recently, the PGCC Nuclear Medicine Technology program.

‘Liberty and Justice for All? The History of Voting Rights in America” is Explored in CSM’s Upcoming Free Voter Education Series Oct. 22

October 19, 2020

Registration is underway for the fourth segment of the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s (SMCM) 2020 ‘Informed, Engaged, Empowered = Ready – Set – VOTE!’ virtual series. The public is invited to join the free, interactive event, ‘Liberty and Justice for All? The History of Voting Rights in America,’ Oct. 22 from 7-8 p.m. and discover the evolution of American voting rights.

CSM Nursing Student Aniyah Gabriel Calls Educational Systems Federal Credit Union’s Community College Scholarship "Life Changing"

October 12, 2020

College of Southern Maryland nursing student Aniyah Gabriel, of White Plains, has been awarded an Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (FCU) 2020 Community College Scholarship. Gabriel’s $3,000 scholarship is provided by the Support Education Foundation, which was established in 2017 by Educational Systems FCU to help the credit union fulfill its core purpose of serving the education community.

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