2021 News Listing

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CSM Earns Title ‘High Flyer’ After Becoming First Maryland College Designated as a Bird City Campus

October 11, 2021

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” by 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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CSM Announces Dean’s List for 2021 Summer Sessions

October 8, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2021 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 term grade point average of 3.5 or better will be included on the dean’s list.

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Maryland Association of Community Colleges Hosts 60+ Universities at Virtual Fair Oct. 11-14 to Explain How CSM Students Can Transfer Credits to 4-Year Colleges

October 6, 2021

Current and future College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students will have the opportunity to learn how to transfer their credits from CSM to more than 60 colleges and universities by attending the state-wide Fall Virtual Transfer Fair, Oct. 11 - 14. Maryland, out-of-state, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities from the mid-Atlantic region are planning to participate in the event organized by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC).

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CSM Offers a Trio of Virtual Concerts This Fall

October 5, 2021

A contemporary-classical violinist, a jazz quartet and a clarinetist known for performing “with flair” will all offer virtual performances this fall as the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues to offer safe access to world class music through the Benny Morgan Recital Series and Ward Virts Concert Series.

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CSM’s Oct. 6 Connections Literary Series Features Writer Jennifer Rosner Debuting her Novel Based on True Stories of Jewish Children Hidden During WWII

October 3, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites the public to meet Novelist Jennifer Rosner as she discusses her debut novel “I Know Why the Yellow Bird Sings,” during CSM’s Connections Literary Series Oct. 6. Inspired by the true stories of Jewish children hidden during World War II, Rosner’s debut has been called “a breathtaking novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter” – and has earned her the title of National Jewish Book Award Finalist.

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Regina Gibbons Joins CSM Family to Lead Women's Softball Team

September 29, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Athletics Department announces Regina Gibbons has joined the college as the head coach of the Hawks' softball program. Gibbons brings with her more than 20 years of softball coaching experience, including serving as the head coach of the Hampton University Lady Pirates from 2008-2010. During her time at Hampton, the Lady Pirates went 78-79 while competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in NCAA Division I.

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CSM Increases Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

September 28, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has raised its minimum wage from $12 an hour for all fully benefited and part-time hourly staff members to $15 an hour. The CSM Board of Trustee’s voted unanimously at its Sept. 23 board meeting to formalize the salary structure confirming it effective as of July 1, 2021.

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CSM Hosts Photographer Janet Matthews in a Virtual Event to Discuss Her ‘Tangled’ Exhibit At Hungerford Gallery

September 21, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) School of Liberal Arts invites the public to meet photographer Janet Matthews in a virtual setting to discuss her current exhibition at CSM’s Hungerford Gallery. During the Sept. 28 event, Matthews will share how she came to capture “Tangled,” a body of work photographed in area woodlands after she survived a medical emergency that had her contemplating life and death.

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CSM Inducts 8 Nursing Students into Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society

September 14, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) inducted eight nursing students into Alpha Omega, CSM’s chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society Sept. 8. The nursing students selected for this honor earned Bs or better in all of their nursing courses without repeating the courses and they completed a scholarly project related to the advancement of nursing as a profession.

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CSM Velocity Center Joins Town of Indian Head’s 101st Anniversary Festivities Sept. 25, Showcases ‘Art of Innovation’ With Activities and Fun

September 13, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is joining in the day-long festivities to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Town of Indian Head Sept. 25 by hosting the “Art of Innovation” at the CSM Velocity Center. The public is invited to visit the Velocity Center throughout the day to enjoy an art exhibit, musical improvisation, games of giant Jenga, face painting and see presentations highlighting innovative technologies including robotics, 3-D printing and prototypes. Visitors will also have the chance to learn about the accomplishments of the Talons, CSM’s nationally ranked robotics team, and meet members of CSM’s Society of Women Engineers and National Society of Black Engineers.

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CSM Remembers

September 11, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11 this year by displaying artwork in our campus buildings to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks and those heroes who helped the survivors on that day.

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CSM Closes Sept. 4-6 in Observation of Labor Day Holiday

September 3, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces all CSM campuses will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, to observe the Labor Day holiday. In addition, CSM’s La Plata, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick and Regional Hughesville campuses will be closed Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5. Access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.

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CSM Recognizes 36 Allied Health Students for Certifying as Medical Coders, Medical Assistants and Paramedics

August 24, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 36 CSM graduates who became certified as Medical Coding Specialists, Medical Assistants or EMS-Paramedics during an Allied Health Career Recognition Ceremony Aug. 19. All of the students were recognized by attendees of the online ceremony as “hometown heroes” and for graduating in one of college’s Allied Health programs that were ranked 29th nationally six months ago.

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CSM Foundation’s 30th Annual Golf Classic Raises Over $80,000 for Student Success

August 20, 2021

The 30th annual College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Golf Classic presented by Marrick Homes returned to the links this month and raised more than $82,000 for student success and athletic programs at CSM. The Aug. 12th event held at Swan Point Country Club in Issue, Md., saw nearly 200 players tackle the sweltering heat for a day of golf, fellowship, prizes, a sip and swing and networking.

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Gov. Hogan Appoints CSM Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields to TEDCO

August 17, 2021

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, today announced its new executive officers and welcomed several new board of directors, including College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Ellen Flowers-Fields. Flowers-Fields was appointed to TEDCO by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in May.

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CSM Named 15th Best Community College in the Nation; Earns Top Spot as Best in Maryland

August 17, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) again 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 and transfer opportunities. Maryland’s 16 community colleges ranked fourth best overall in the nation with CSM ranking best in the state and landing in the number 15 spot out of 685 community colleges in the country – moving up from the 51st position in 2020.

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CSM To Require Indoor Masking for Fall Semester in Response to Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases in Region

August 16, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it is postponing its transition to Phase 4: Normal Operations and will remain in Phase 3: Reduced Operations in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and increased positivity rates in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. This delayed shift in operations means faculty, staff and students will be required to wear masks indoors on all campuses at all times, effective immediately.

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Farming 4 Hunger’s Market Garden Demonstration Takes Root at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus

August 11, 2021

A partnership between the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Farming 4 Hunger (F4H) is growing – a new market garden demonstration, that is – at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus. The garden will provide a “’planting of the seed’ to harvest” experience that provides food for the region’s hungry and teachable moments in self-sufficiency, team building, service leadership, volunteerism and finding purpose.

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CSM Vice President Bill Comey is Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders

August 5, 2021

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) today announced that CSM Vice President for Operations and Planning Dr. Bill Comey, of Calvert County, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, a highly selective leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.

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CSM Positions Southern Maryland to Become an ACT® Work Ready Community

August 4, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announced today that CSM leadership has convened Southern Maryland economic development specialists and numerous regional businesses to identify the tri-county region as a certified ACT® Work Ready Community. This practice demonstrates CSM’s commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers and current and future citizens of the region.

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CSM Announces Millions in Scholarships/Relief Funds are Available for New, Existing, Returning Students

August 4, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it has millions of dollars in scholarships and COVID-19 relief funds available this Fall Semester to assist anyone who wants to attend CSM full-time or part-time in a degree pathway or for a workforce development certificate. The scholarships and financial assistance can be used for tuition, college expenses and living expenses and is available to new and existing students, or former CSM students who want to return or have had restrictions on their accounts related to past debt.

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CSM Celebrates Outstanding Student Athletes

August 2, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated the accomplishments of its student athletes during the 2020-2021 year at the college’s annual athletic banquet, which was held virtually and aired last month.

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Nonprofit Institute at CSM’s Work During Pandemic Redefines Relationships and Collaboration for Area Nonprofits

July 20, 2021

Two Southern Maryland nonprofit organizations are crediting the Nonprofit Institute (NPI) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) for not only saving their businesses over the course of the past 17 months, but for also strengthening their organizations to better serve their communities. Spokespersons from both The Arc Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick and Pure Play Every Day in Charles County recently told “Inside Your County Government” podcast host Brent Huber that NPI at CSM is “the backbone of success” for many of the area’s nonprofits.

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CSM Returns to Normal Campus Operations Aug. 23

July 16, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it will return to normal campus operations Aug. 23, 2021, after 17 months of restricted or remote operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This operational shift includes an increase in the number of in-person class instruction options and the reopening of conference, meeting and event spaces and common areas.

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AVIAN President and CEO Kevin Switick Joins CSM Foundation

June 30, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation announces retired U.S. Navy (USN) Commander Kevin Switick has joined the Foundation’s board as its newest director. The Calvert County resident is the president and chief executive officer at AVIAN Inc., a employee-owned business in Lexington Park.

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CSM Announces Social Justice Scholarship Recipients

June 28, 2021

Thirteen College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students were awarded scholarships totaling $4,750 to acknowledge their scholarly and creative projects presented during CSM’s Social Justice Week program in spring 2021. CSM student Beatriz Gonzales, of Waldorf, was awarded grand prize, winning a total scholarship of $1,200.

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CSM Vice President of Finance Tony Jernigan Announces Retirement

June 7, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Vice President of Financial Services Tony Jernigan has announced his decision to retire June 30 after 12 years of dedicated service to CSM and its students. Frederick ‘Rick’ Johnson, retired chief financial officer from Harford Community College, will serve as interim vice president of CSM’s Financial Services effective July 1.

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CSM Honors Three with Professor Emeritus Title

June 2, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees voted in May to confer professor emeritus status on three of the college’s retired professors – Dr. Patrick Allen, Dr. Richard Siciliano and John Wilson. The honor acknowledges these professors’ particularly distinguished and long service to the CSM community and its students.

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CSM Announces SGA Officers for 2021-2022

May 30, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) proudly announces the student leaders who will serve as student government association (SGA) officers for the upcoming academic year.

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CSM Names Dr. Rodney Redmond Provost and Vice President of New Division of Learning

May 20, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announced that Dr. Rodney Redmond has been named vice president of the college’s new Division of Learning and CSM’s first provost. Redmond had been serving in the role as CSM’s interim vice president of Academic Affairs since January 2021, as part of a unique cross-college transfer between CSM and Montgomery College (MC), where Redmond served as the College-wide Dean of English and Reading.

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CSM Honors Associate Professor of English John Kulikowski with Faculty Excellence Award

May 20, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) honored Associate English Professor John Kulikowski with the college’s Faculty Excellence Award. The annual award honors faculty for outstanding achievement in classroom teaching, contributions both to their department and the college, professional development and community commitment. Kulikowski has distinguished himself among his students and his colleagues in the English and Communications division of CSM’s School of Liberal Arts as being liked and respected by all.

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CSM Foundation Chair Kimberly Rosenfield Earns her Wings to Fly as a CSM Hawk and Alumna

May 14, 2021

Among the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 466 candidates earning 480 associate degrees and being welcomed to join the 60+-year-old cohort of CSM alumnae is one of CSM’s hardest working leaders. CSM Foundation Board Chair Kimberly Rosenfield earned her wings to become a CSM alumna when she received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management, a Business Management certificate and a Business Management letter of recognition during CSM’s 62nd Spring Commencement May 14.

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CSM Announces 2021 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

May 14, 2021

The following students were recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 62st Spring Commencement ceremony Friday, May 14, 2021 during a virtual celebration and watch party on CSM's Facebook page.

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Navy Veteran Karen Gross, 59, Completes CSM's Nursing School to Transition her Career

May 14, 2021

Charles County resident Karen Gross said she remembers over the years reading the stories in local newspapers at each semester’s end about the various College of Southern Maryland (CSM) graduates who went to college to transition their careers – but she never thought she’d be among the students who share their personal story.

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CSM Commemorates 62nd Spring Commencement During May 14 Virtual Graduation Ceremony and Watch Party

May 14, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 466 candidates for 480 associate degrees and 271 certificates during its 62nd Spring Commencement Ceremony, held May 14. The 2021 graduating class earned several exceptional characteristics, including having spent their last academic year participating in distance learning with limited in-person instruction. And while the 2021 CSM graduates turned their tassels in a virtual ceremony shared during a Facebook live event this afternoon, many will also be participating in a socially distant photo opportunity with CSM leadership on an outdoor stage at the La Plata Campus next week.

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‘Getting Southern Maryland Back to Work’ Initiative Makes Headway; Helps Businesses and Citizens Recover from Workforce Challenges Created by Pandemic

March 17, 2021

The progress made by the regional effort aimed at ‘Getting Southern Maryland Back to Work’ is the latest topic of “Inside Your County Government,” a podcast that brings an inside look at the people and events that shape Charles County and the Southern Maryland Region. During the podcast, host Brent Huber was joined by College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Associate Vice-President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Ellen Flowers-Fields and Ruthy Davis, director of Regional Workforce and Business Development for the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) to discuss the significant headway being made to create transparent, accessible and coordinated pathways to skills upgrade training and re-employment for individuals who became unemployed or underemployed as a result of the pandemic.

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CSM’s Ward Virts Concert Series Presents Broadcast of Mezzo-soprano Kristee Haney March 14

March 10, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) presents the Ward Virts Concert Series Sunday, March 14 at 3 p.m. with a free streamed recital by mezzo-soprano Kristee Haney. Praised as “darkly seductive” with a “smooth, rich tone,” Haney is quickly proving herself as an exciting young talent to watch. Her expansive and versatile repertoire encompasses everything from core baroque and romantic roles, to cutting edge contemporary operas.

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Janet Faye (Russell) Purcell ‘97 Memorial Scholarship Endowment Provides Aid to CSM Students with Disabilities

March 9, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation recognizes Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March by announcing the establishment of the Janet Faye (Russell) Purcell ’97 Memorial Scholarship Endowment to aid students receiving assistance from CSM’s Disability Support Services (DSS). The endowment, established by Robert Purcell in loving memory his wife, is made possible by a $121,692 donation that will provide scholarships annually.

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March at CSM

February 28, 2021

Don’t Miss Dual Enrollment/Transfer Sessions, ‘Bridging Our Gaps’ Series, Connections with Daisy Zamora and George Evans Events and More at CSM

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CSM Earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly​® ​School Designation; Stands Out in Maryland with Bronze Distinction

February 24, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has been recognized as a top post-secondary school for veterans and their spouses for the sixth consecutive evaluation period. CSM was also among 13 community colleges in the United States to be honored with the bronze distinction in the latest listing determined by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. A bronze distinction school must score within 30 percent of the 10th best school in its category.

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CSM Hosts Virtual Dual Enrollment Information Sessions for Parents of High School Students March 2, 3, 4

February 23, 2021

CSM Hosts Virtual Dual Enrollment Information Sessions for Parents of High School Students March 2, 3, 4 February 23, 2021 All News, Faculty, Partnerships, Staff, Students 0 The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites parents of area high school students to attend upcoming virtual Dual Enrollment Program and the Career and Technology Education (CTE) informational sessions and learn how to help their teen get an affordable and manageable jump start on their career goals. Virtual informational sessions will be held March 2, 3, and 4.

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CSM Celebrates 70th Anniversary of National Engineers Week Feb. 21-27

February 23, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 2021 National Engineers Week by accepting proclamations from the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties’ Boards of County Commissioners and the Southern Maryland Delegation. A recognition founded in 1951, National Engineers Week – also known as ‘EWeek’ – is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers.

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CSM Teams with St. Mary’s College of Maryland for 4-Part Virtual Series on Strengthening American Democracy

February 22, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) will kick off a four-part series of community conversations entitled ‘Bridging Our Gaps: Community Conversations to Rebuild Our Democracy’ Feb. 24. The series of virtual community-focused events are a collaboration between St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Office of Inclusive Diversity, Equity, Access, and Accountability, and CSM’s Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office. The events give students and the Southern Maryland community opportunities for open and respectful small- and large-group conversations about some of today’s most pressing social and political issues.

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Chesapeake Bay Trust Funds CSM to Engage Public to Help Foster and Rescue ‘Butterflies for a Better Bay’

February 21, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was awarded a $4,998 Community Engagement Mini Grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to engage Southern Maryland communities in reestablishing Chesapeake watershed meadows so monarch butterflies can thrive. The project, Butterflies for a Better Bay, partners with the Humane Society to focus on fostering monarch butterflies, much the way other animals are fostered when being rescued.

Update: CSM Campuses Remain Closed Through Friday, Feb. 19 Due to Weather; All Online Classes Continue as Scheduled

February 18, 2021

All campuses of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close tomorrow, Feb. 19 due to inclement weather and potential hazardous driving conditions. All Feb. 19 online classes and online services will operate as scheduled. Employees working remotely should begin their work day at the normal time. Essential operations employees should report to work following the direction of their supervisors.

CSM Closes All Campuses Feb. 18 Due to Weather; All Online Classes Continue as Scheduled

February 17, 2021

All campuses of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 18 due to inclement weather and potential hazardous driving conditions. All Feb. 18 online classes and online services will be held, and available, as scheduled. Employees working remotely should begin their work day at the normal time. Essential operations employees should report to work following the direction of their supervisors.

CSM Class Blends Entrepreneurship With Technological Innovation to Benefit Students, Navy and Private Businesses

February 16, 2021

The disciplines of engineering and business, though not immediately apparent, have a good deal of similarities. Both value growth, development, innovation and standards that allow for synergy between entrepreneurs and engineers. To expand and encourage that synergy, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) partnered with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) command, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and other Navy activities to create “BAD-2200: Innovation Driven Entrepreneur.” The course partners up-and-coming businesspeople with scientific mentors from the command to hone their skills in marketing and business.

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Our Region Has Most Open Tech Jobs in U.S. – CSM’s Virtual Night of Cybersecurity Will Explain How to Break Into/Excel in Those Fields

February 12, 2021

All are invited to attend College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) free Virtual Night of Cybersecurity Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about CSM’s Cybersecurity programs and the many career opportunities available in our region. Attendees will also learn why CSM’s Cybersecurity program has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence for two-year schools (CAE-2Y) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Weather Closing: CSM Closes All Campuses Feb. 13; Online Classes Continue as Scheduled

February 12, 2021

All campuses of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 13, due to inclement weather and potential hazardous driving conditions. All Feb. 13 online classes and online services will be held, and available, as scheduled. Employees working remotely should begin their work day at the normal time. Essential operations employees should report to work following the direction of their supervisors.

Nonprofit Institute at CSM Celebrates ‘Nonprofit Resilience: Adapting to Change" at 11th Annual Conference Feb. 25

February 9, 2021

Regional nonprofit organizations can participate in 15 different breakout sessions to learn about, explore lessons learned and celebrate ‘Nonprofit Resilience: Adapting to Change’ during College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 11th Annual Nonprofit Institute (NPI) Conference Feb. 25. Representatives from the region’s nonprofit organizations are invited to attend this virtual and free event that will focus on strategic planning, communications, development/fundraising, management and leadership.

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2021 Winter Pinning Ceremony Celebrates CSM’s 47 Nursing Graduates

February 8, 2021

During the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) nursing recognition ceremony in January, and as part of the college’s 22st Winter Commencement, 47 associate degree nursing candidates received their nursing pin. The ceremony marked the end of an extraordinary journey for the nurses who spent the majority of their last spring semester and their final fall semester together in challenging environments learning about, and responding to, a world-wide pandemic.

Update: All CSM Campuses Close Feb. 7 Due to Weather; Online Classes Continue as Scheduled

February 7, 2021

All campuses of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close today, Sunday, Feb. 7, due to inclement weather and potential hazardous driving conditions. All Feb. 7 online classes and online services will be held, and available, as scheduled. Employees working remotely should begin their work day at the normal time. Essential operations employees should report to work following the direction of their supervisors. For the latest information about CSM’s inclement weather delays/closings and protocols, visit https://ready.csmd.edu/status/.

CSM and SMCM Give Students an "Edge" to Pursue AA and Bachelor"s Degrees at the Same Time at a Discount

February 5, 2021

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM), the National Public Honors College, and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) have partnered to create the SMCM Transfer Edge Program (STEP), which allows CSM students to pursue their associate degree and simultaneously work toward their bachelor’s degree at SMCM by taking one course per semester up to a total of four courses at a 50 percent discount. CSM students participating in the program will also have access to SMCM advising, the Hilda C. Landers Library, recreation facilities and can attend campus student events.

CSM Nursing Professor Dr. Eden Kan Recognized by Maryland Higher Education Commission for Outstanding Service

February 3, 2021

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary Dr. James D. Fielder announced this morning that 13 members of Maryland’s higher education nurse faculty from across the state have been recognized for their contributions in nursing education and their service to Maryland nursing students. Among the awardees was College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Nursing Professor Dr. Eden Kan, who was recognized in the category of ‘Engagement in the Nursing Program and Employing Institution.’

‘Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’ Names CSM Among Top 100 Producers of Minority Associate Degrees Nationwide in 2020

February 2, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was recognized on Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’s 2020 list of “Top 100 Producers of Minority Associate Degrees” in 20 different categories. The data is the only national report on the ability of U.S. colleges and universities to award associate degrees to African-American, Asian American, Hispanic and Native American students.

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CSM Announces Outdoor Sport Competitions will Proceed this Spring; Suspends Indoor Basketball and Volleyball Seasons

February 1, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that outdoor sports competition for spring 2021 will proceed. Those sports in play will include baseball, softball, golf, men’s lacrosse (club), and men’s and women’s soccer. However, after reviewing the current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, CSM is suspending competition for their indoor athletic programs which include men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball for the spring 2021 semester.

Plan to Attend Connections Literary Series, a Nonprofit Seminar: "Adapting to Change" or Introduce Girls to Engineering at CSM in February

January 29, 2021

Transfer Thursdays: 11 a.m. Feb. 4 – 18. Zoom. CSM hosts transfer institutions virtually each Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Representatives from two different institutions will be available to chat with students and help navigate their future transfer experience. RSVPs are required to access Zoom information. Free. csmd.edu/transferthursdays.

CSM Closes Jan. 18 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18, 2021 and resume normal operating hours Jan. 19. During Martin Luther King Jr. Day, online services are available at http://ow.ly/13Dn30rrNMB.

CSM Presents Theater Instructor Jan Adair with Adjunct Excellence Award

January 14, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) honored Theater Instructor Jan Adair, of Hollywood, with the college’s 2020 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award. The award, which was presented prior to CSM’s Winter Commencement Jan. 15, 2021, honors adjunct faculty for outstanding achievement in classroom teaching, contributions both to their department and the college, professional development and community commitment.

CSM's Nursing Student Association Assists with Wreaths Across America

January 14, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Nursing Student Association (NSA) volunteered last month to assist the national Wreaths Across America campaign at the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery. The NSA members laid approximately 63 wreaths to honor those who served in the U.S. Armed Services.

CSM Announces Keynote Speaker for 22nd Winter Commencement Jan. 15

January 8, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will recognize 754 candidates for 403 degrees and 500 certificates during its 22nd Winter Commencement Jan. 15 to be held virtually during a Facebook Live event. The graduates range in age from 18 to 64 with 41 percent from Charles County, 30 percent from St. Mary’s County, 22 percent from Calvert County and the remainder from out of the area. Of the associate’s degree candidates, 20 percent will graduate with honors.

CSM Announces Dean’s List for 2020 Fall Session

January 6, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2020 fall session. 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 term grade point average of 3.5 or better will be included in the dean’s list.

CSM Ranks Fourth Best Online Community College in Maryland for 2020

January 3, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was named the fourth best online community college in Maryland based on affordability and convenience. The ranking comes from OnlineU and was based on 2020 program data including available degrees, tuition rates and programmatic accreditations, and profit statuses collected from accreditation agencies or from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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