2020 News Listing

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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.

Marrick Properties Donates Welding Equipment to Help Trade Students Perfect Their Skills

October 8, 2020

Marrick Properties recently donated a weld test bender that will give College of Southern Maryland (CSM) welding students an opportunity to evaluate the strength and integrity of their welds. The $1,316 piece of equipment is used by inspectors to bend weld specimens and provides immediate feedback to students as they perfect their skills. The equipment also allows instructors and students to see if there are weak points in welds.

CSM Chief of Staff Larisa Pfeiffer is Elected to Association of Community College Trustees to Represent Northeast Region

October 7, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that Chief of Staff Larisa Pfeiffer has been elected the Northeast Region Representative and Member-at-large for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Professional Board Staff Network (PBSN). In this capacity, Pfeiffer will provide leadership, facilitate communication and develop programs for the annual ACCT Congress.

CSM Hosts Virtual ‘Night of Engineering’ For Students Considering In-Demand, Local Engineering Jobs Oct. 27

October 1, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites potential students to a virtual ‘Night of Engineering’ via Zoom Oct. 27 to learn about the college’s mechanical and electrical engineering degree programs, how to transfer to the University of Maryland and also how to earn job experiences at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) at Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Maestro Thomas Pandolfi Performs for CSM’s First Virtual Benny C. Morgan Recital Oct. 10

September 30, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recommences its 2019-2020 Benny C. Morgan Concert Series Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. with a free virtual broadcast of American pianist Thomas Pandolfi. Maestro Pandolfi is recording a repertoire ranging from piano classics of Frederic Chopin to medleys of Broadway and popular songs of American composers Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin specifically for this series that will air on CSMDTube.

CSM Heads into Autumn Hosting Colorful Virtual Events with Monarch Butterflies, Readings, Music, a Night of Engineering – and Much More

September 28, 2020

Sign up to celebrate the annual fall migration of the Monarch butterfly from the United States to the Sierra Madres mountain region of Mexico. Like many pollinators, the Monarch population is declining and is at risk of disappearing. Join the Mystical Monarchs: Virtual Monarch Butterfly Festival Oct. 3 and learn about the importance of the Monarchs and other pollinators, and how we can be better stewards of this beautiful butterfly and the environment in which they live and share with us.

CSM Will Stay in Restricted Operations Through Academic Year; Operations at St. Charles Children’s Learning Center; the Fitness Centers; Libraries and Theater Remain Closed

September 22, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it will remain in Restricted or Reduced Operations for the remainder of 2020-2021 academic year. Physical access to the campuses will remain limited and strict health precautions will continue to be rigorously enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at all of its campuses.

CSM MCET Assistant Director Tara Jones Takes the Helm as Region’s Water and Waste Operators Association President

September 21, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that CSM’s Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET) Assistant Director Tara Jones was sworn in as president of the Water and Waste Operators Association (WWOA) of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. She served as the organization’s president-elect for the past 12 months until the ‘gavel’ was passed to her Sept. 9, 2020.

Sen. President Emeritus Miller, Gov. Hogan and Students Discuss Bridging Political Divides During Launch of CSM’s Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership

September 16, 2020

Nearly 200 people tuned in Sept. 15 – International Day of Democracy – to participate in the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s (SMCM) leadership and voter education series entitled ‘Informed, Engaged, Empowered = Ready – Set – VOTE!’ to inaugurate the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership.

CSM’s Fall Connections Literary Series Opens Virtually with Poet, Editor, Essayist and Translator Martín Espada

September 15, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will present a virtual Connections Literary Series reading featuring Poet, Editor, Essayist and Translator Martín Espada Oct. 7 from 1-3 p.m. Espada will continue CSM’s long-standing tradition of connecting established and emerging authors with the Southern Maryland community by reading from his forthcoming book, Floaters, and other works during a free Zoom webinar.

Save the Date: All are Invited to Watch Velocity Center Ribbon Cutting and Dedication via Facebook Live Sept. 17

September 14, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees invites everyone to view the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Velocity Center in Indian Head this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at 1:30 via Facebook Live on CSM’s Facebook page. The new CSM Velocity Center will be a place of innovation, learning and collaboration for academia, the Navy and our communities. The collaborative learning space at the center will support innovation and be a catalyst for workforce development and economic growth in Southern Maryland.

The College of Southern Maryland Equips Students with a Global View of the IT Industry — From Server Administration to Cybersecurity

September 13, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is the sixth-largest community college in Maryland, with an annual enrollment of more than 27,000. The school offers several IT-based degree programs (including computer engineering, computer science, cloud computing, and cybersecurity) designed for continuing education students as well as those fresh out of high school. With decades of experience in virtual teaching and partnerships with four-year institutions and regional employers, CSM is in an ideal position to help students acquire new skills and find job opportunities in the COVID era.

CSM Closes Sept. 5 - 7 in Observation of Labor Day Holiday

September 2, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces all CSM campuses will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, to observe the Labor Day holiday. In addition, CSM’s La Plata, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick and Regional Hughesville campuses — which are in Restricted Operations — will be closed Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6. Access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.

Six Months Into Pandemic: Southern Marylanders Find Stress Relief, Social Interaction and Fun with CSM’s Personal Enrichment Classes

September 1, 2020

As Southern Maryland enters into its sixth month of battling the coronavirus, it is hard to find someone whose stress and anxiety levels have not been impacted by the pandemic. For that reason, more and more health experts are encouraging people to engage in self-care by being purposeful in creating social interactions for themselves and by engaging in both mental and physical exercises.

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"Getting Southern Maryland Back to Work" Initiative Meets with Industry Leaders; Begins Addressing Employment Crisis Created by COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Southern Maryland industry leaders say a workforce trained in the essential skills of communication, customer service and office technology will be critical to their operational success in the post-COVID-19 environment. This was the common theme expressed by regional business owners during four virtual town halls sponsored this summer by the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) as part of its partnership aimed at Getting Southern Maryland Back to Work. The initiative is a joint effort to create a transparent, accessible and coordinated pathway to skills upgrade training and re-employment for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of the pandemic.

Indian Head’s Shekitia Walters Takes CSM’s National External Diploma Program to Earn High School Diploma During Pandemic

August 31, 2020

Shekitia Walters decided this was the year she was going to change her life – even before the word ‘coronavirus’ became a part of everyone’s vernacular. After a couple of failed attempts, the Indian Head mother of five decided to dig in and complete the Adult Education Program at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and attain something that she had desperately wanted for a long time: Her high school diploma.

CSM and SMCM Kick Off Virtual Voter Education Series on International Democracy Day Sept. 15 with Inauguration of the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership

August 28, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) are partnering to kick off a five-part leadership and voter education series entitled ‘Informed, Engaged, Empowered = Ready – Set – VOTE!’ on Sept. 15 – International Democracy Day – with the inauguration of the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership. The series of virtual community-focused events to promote voter education, civic engagement and personal empowerment are a collaboration between the center, CSM’s Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office and Student Life Department; and SMCM, the Center for the Study of Democracy and SMCM Student Activities Department. The events are aimed to prepare students and the Southern Maryland community for the upcoming elections.

CSM Hosts Virtual "Meet-and-Greet" Aug. 20

August 19, 2020

Join the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) team Thursday, Aug. 20, at 5 p.m. for Meet CSM, a virtual meet-and-greet. Attendees will hear from CSM students, professors and leadership and see what makes CSM the right choice to help students, the workforce and all members our of Southern Maryland community reach their goals.

Maryland Community Colleges Rank Third in the Nation; CSM Ranks Third Best in State and 51st in U.S.

August 19, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) received top national and regional ratings from personal finance gurus WalletHub for providing students with affordable and accessible education while maintaining good teacher-student ratio, transfer rates and outcomes. Maryland’s 16 community colleges ranked third best overall in the nation while CSM ranked third best in the state and landed in the number 51 spot out of 698 community colleges across the United States.

Nonprofit Institute at CSM Celebrates National Nonprofit Day; Announces 15th Annual Grants Training Seminar Transitions to Webinar Sept. 25

August 17, 2020

The Nonprofit Institute (NPI) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recognizes National Nonprofit Day today by announcing it will transition its annual grant seminar to a webinar Sept. 25. Showcasing the “Nonprofit Roadmap to Success,” the 15th annual free grant training program will feature guest speaker Jennifer B. Jones, president, chief executive officer and founder of KyJour International.

CSM"s Amaya Yancey Wins NJCAAE NBA2K Tournament

August 13, 2020

Former CSM women’s basketball student-athlete Amaya Yancey has another award to add to her trophy case for her time at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). The standout point guard won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) NBA2K Tournament in April and earned $1,500 in scholarship prize money for her victory.

CSM"s Athletics Team Announces "Return to Play" Plan; Remains Flexible for Fall to Prepare for Spring

August 12, 2020

Adhering to the recommendations from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Athletics Department has announced its ‘Return to Play’ plan. CSM men’s and women’s cross country and women’s lacrosse will be suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year and the nine remaining athletic programs will be permitted to hold up to eight hours of training sessions per week in the fall semester beginning the week of Sept. 14 through Nov. 21 to prepare for spring competition.

The National Endowment for the Humanities Awards CSM’s Southern Maryland Studies Center $25,500 to Transcribe Local History

August 11, 2020

The Southern Maryland Studies Center (SMSC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) received $25,500 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the center’s “Stories of Southern Maryland Oral History Transcription Project” – an effort involving the transcription of 40 oral interviews documenting the history and culture of Southern Maryland.

American Red Cross Will Distribute Storm Cleanup Kits from CSM"s Leonardtown Campus Parking Lot August 11-12

August 10, 2020

The American Red Cross is supporting St. Mary’s County residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias by distributing free cleanup kits Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Wednesday, Aug. 12 from the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Leonardtown Campus parking lot. Each cleanup kit includes a bucket, mop, push brooms, scrub brush, sponge, squeegee, hard surface cleaning solution, trash bags, work, Nitrile gloves, a tarp and face masks.

Broad Horizons and Bright Futures: CSM Secures 126 Transfer Agreements with 52 Universities for Their Students Pursuing Four-Year Degrees

August 7, 2020

When the fall semester at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) begins later this month, CSM students who want to further their education will have the benefits of 126 transfer and articulation agreements with 52 partners based in 16 states across the country, as well as in Paris, France. These agreements offer students a seamless transfer experience from CSM to four-year colleges and universities and empower them to broaden their horizons—intellectually and geographically.

Arts are Alive at CSM: Fine Art Instructors Take Creativity to New Levels for Online Art, Music, Theater, Dance and Digital Media Classes

August 5, 2020

Embracing the adage “the show must go on,” the Fine Arts instructors at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) have come up with creative ways to keep students learning and engaged in a mostly virtual learning environment. With a couple notable exceptions, every art, music, theater dance and digital media class will be held this fall semester.

Wynne Briscoe is Named Southern Maryland Regional Director of Small Business Development Center at CSM

July 30, 2020

The Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that Wynne Briscoe has been appointed director for the Southern Maryland regional office. The Southern Region SBDC at CSM provides free, confidential business consulting and low-cost business training to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties.

Ceremony Brings Students Together Virtually to Celebrate CSM"s 2019-2020 Athletes

July 29, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) held its Athletics Banquet virtually last month to recognize student-athletes and their accomplishments during the 2019-20 school year. Coaches, members of the Student Life and Athletics Department and faculty congratulated student-athletes in a video shared on CSM Athletics’ Facebook page and handed out the annual Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year and Scholar Athlete of the Year awards.

CSM"s August Calendar: Learn How to Dual Enroll, Register for Class, Transfer, or Participate in a Blood Drive at the Prince Frederick Campus

July 26, 2020

Dual Enrollment Information Session 5 – 7 p.m., Aug. 3. Zoom. CSM designed virtual sessions that will provide information to parents and their high school students on the Dual Enrollment program. Have your questions answered by the CSM enrollment team. Dual enrollment allows students to take classes at CSM for college credit, while satisfying their high school graduation requirements. RSVPs are required to access Zoom information. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/steps-to-enroll-credit-courses/highschool-student-admissions/dual-enrollment-student-admissions/

CSM"s Grants Provide Tuition Support and More to Students Pursuing Essential, In Demand STEM and Cybersecurity Jobs

July 24, 2020

STEM jobs – in science, technology, engineering and math – are still among the most in demand in today’s ever-changing job market and despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. And the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has a way forward for students seeking careers in those fields thanks to a $953,243 award from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program, and a second NSF grant for $257,912 to help students pursue degrees in cybersecurity.

CSM to Host Red Cross Blood Drive August 25

July 15, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will again partner with the American Red Cross this summer to sponsor a third blood drive at its Prince Frederick Campus Aug. 25. The CSM Student Government Association is leading this third effort that also coincides with the recent #SleevesUpMD challenge issued by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland State Police asking all Marylanders to help replenish the area’s blood banks.

Seven CSM Student-Athletes Make NJCAA All-Academic Teams

July 13, 2020

Seven student-athletes from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) were named to the 2019-20 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for maintaining a grade point average (GPA) above 3.6, the NJCAA announced last Friday.

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"[Students] Inspire Me - How They Find a Way to Achieve Their Goals with Grace" - CSM President Talks with Southern Maryland Woman Magazine

July 10, 2020

The following article is reprinted in its entirety with permission from the July 2 edition of Southern Maryland Woman Magazine, in which College of Southern Maryland President Dr. Maureen Murphy reflects on the American experience during a global pandemic and the important role community colleges have always played in closing social equity gaps.

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"Humans of Calvert County" Facebook Page Features CSM Registrar Sharing Powerful Message about Community Colleges - and CSM

July 9, 2020

The following post is reprinted in its entirety, with permission, from the Humans of Calvert County Facebook page. The Humans of Calvert County is modeled after Humans of New York, which doesn’t share names as a general rule, with the thought that it helps make the story being shared the most important piece of what is being discussed, rather than who said it. (Although we think the person who said this is pretty darn important.)

CSM and Tri-County Council Partner to Launch ‘Getting Southern Maryland Back to Work’ Initiative in Response to COVID-19 and Rising Unemployment Numbers

July 9, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) announce a new regional workforce development collaboration set to immediately respond to the economic catastrophe caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. TCCSMD’s Workforce Development Division and CSM’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development Division have partnered to launch the Getting Southern Maryland Back to Work initiative – a joint effort that creates a transparent, accessible and coordinated pathway to skills upgrade training and re-employment for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of the crisis.

CSM Closes in Observance of Independence Day

July 3, 2020

In observance of Independence Day, all College of Southern Maryland remote operations will be closed July 3-4. Access to online services, including registration, remains available at www.csmd.edu and through my.CSMD services.

As a Pioneer of Distance Learning, CSM Continues 20-Year Tradition of Offering Flexible Online Choices this Fall Semester

June 25, 2020

Class registration for the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is open for the fall semester, and free virtual workshops designed to help students understand the registration process are underway. With more than 20 years of distance learning experience under its belt, CSM has easily moved its fall 2020 semester class offerings to a virtual environment, breaking classes into three categories designed for flexibility – and able to pivot with safety requirements driven by the status of the COVID-19 virus.

CSM Trustees Approve FY21 Budget, Freeze Tuition, Waive Online Fees

June 19, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees at its June 18 meeting approved the college’s Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget of $60,556,232, which reflects an 8.6 percent decrease from FY 2020 based on projected tuition, and approved funding by the state and by Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties’ boards of county commissioners.

Buzzworthy: CSM Celebrates National Pollinator Week, Earns Recertification as a Bee Campus

June 17, 2020

Bee City USA® renewed the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Bee Campus USA certification following a rigorous application process, and just in time for National Pollinator Week June 22-28. The college was recognized for collective efforts at its four campuses to conduct pollinator education and outreach, and sustain pollinator health and habitat with a least-toxic integrated pest management plan.

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