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Enjoy a “Southern Mix” of Voices at CSM’s Barbershop Concert, Dec. 3 in La Plata

December 1, 2022

If you’re finding yourself in need of some harmony in your life, let the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) barbershop chorus, Southern Mix, show you how it’s done. Southern Mix will perform a barbershop concert on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater in the Fine Arts Center on CSM’s La Plata Campus. The concert will feature barbershop standards, small ensemble singing, and contemporary music.

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C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School Students Attend CSM for a Day to Experience Destination College

November 30, 2022

After sitting in CSM Professor Chris Ripley’s class — How to Start Your Own Business — C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School fifth grader Kayshawn Woodman said he aspires to go into business with his parents’ companies. Woodman, among other students from Barnhart, was excited to attend college for a day at CSM’s Destination College experience right before Thanksgiving break.

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CSM Earns Title as One of Best Online Colleges in Maryland for 2023

November 29, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was again named one of the top online colleges in Maryland by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning. CSM ranked 15th out of 18 college and universities that rose to the top, and was the only community college on the list,

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CSM Leases St. Charles Children’s Learning Center to Charles County Public Schools for Prekindergarten Programing

November 22, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will lease its former St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) to add additional availability for full-day prekindergarten programing in Charles County. Under the agreement unanimously approved by the CSM Board of Trustees at its Nov. 17 monthly meeting, CCPS will lease the CLC for two years starting Jan. 1, 2023 with an option for two additional years after June 2026.

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CSM Welcomes Valarie Burks as Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

November 16, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that Valarie Burks has joined the college as associate vice president of information management and chief information officer (CIO). Burks comes to CSM with more than 26 years in the private and public sector handling the successful delivery of IT programs and operational services.

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“Help a Hawk” at CSM During 'Giving Tuesday' Nov. 29

November 15, 2022

Help the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation kick off a season of giving by participating in the college’s “Giving Tuesday” event as part of the world’s biggest day of generosity on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The 24-hour online event is part of an international movement that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, to highlight a season and spirit of kindness that focuses on giving to others after three days fixated on consumerism.

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CSM Chief of Staff Larisa Pfeiffer is Elected President of ACCT Professional Board Staff Network

November 14, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that Chief of Staff Larisa Pfeiffer has been elected to serve the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Professional Board Staff Network (PBSN) as its president. In this capacity, Pfeiffer will provide leadership to all four of the network’s regions, represent and coordinate the work of the PBSN, and serve as the network’s liaison to ACCT.

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Happy Veterans Day From CSM

November 11, 2022

CSM takes pride in partnering with active-duty military, veterans, and military-dependent students to make sure every student gets the most benefits available to them as they pursue their education. This year, CSM was recognized as a top post-secondary school for veterans and their spouses for the seventh consecutive evaluation period. CSM also ranked in the top 10 for small community colleges in the nation in the latest listing determined by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business.  

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CSM Invites Public to Celebrate President Dr. Maureen Murphy’s Legacy of Change and Empowerment Dec. 3

November 9, 2022

Join friends, supporters, and alumni of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 to celebrate CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy, who is retiring after five years with the college. This “graduation” into a well-earned retirement marks the capstone of Murphy’s more than 35 years of work in public higher education, transforming lives and strengthening communities.

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Media Statement: CSM Mourns Loss of Students

November 7, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is profoundly saddened to share that three CSM students were involved in the tragic murder-suicide that occurred in La Plata Nov. 4. This is a tragedy that is felt by our entire community, and we extend our deepest condolences to all those impacted. Our hearts are heavy and the CSM family is grieving. We will make every effort to help our students, staff and faculty cope with this tremendous loss.

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College of Southern Maryland Appoints Dr. Yolanda Wilson as its Next President

November 3, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Yolanda Wilson as the college’s sixth president following an extensive nationwide search. The board voted unanimously in support of Wilson’s appointment during a public meeting held Nov. 3. Wilson will become the first African-American president to lead the college in its 64-year-history.

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Artist Margaret Dowell’s First CSM Exhibition Opens Tomorrow, Highlights our Human Connections and Her Family Farm

November 3, 2022

Artist and former College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Adjunct Art Professor Dr. Margaret Dowell will return to the La Plata Campus tomorrow, Nov. 4, to share her artistic view of her family's 300-year-old Calvert County farm. Her art exhibition kicks off with Dowell hosting a gallery talk at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building at 2 p.m.

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CSM Men of Excellence Attend Maryland Male Students of Color Summit

October 25, 2022

Members of the College of Southern Maryland Men of Excellence participated in the Maryland Male Students of Color (MMSOC) Summit at Montgomery College Oct. 18. The student leaders were able to attend sessions on career readiness, social activism, critical mentoring and leadership, and mental wellness.

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Dust Off Your Resume, Plan to Attend Tri-County Job and Career Fair at CSM Oct. 20

October 18, 2022

Eager and qualified job seekers are encouraged to attend the Tri-County Job and Career Fair at CSM’s La Plata Campus Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fair is a great way to learn about companies and positions that may be hiring in your field of interest. Even if you aren't currently looking for a job, attending a job fair can help you prepare for your future job search.

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Inspiring Production of “These Shining Lives” Based on True Story of ‘Radium Girls’ Opens Tonight at CSM’s Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater

October 14, 2022

“This isn’t a fairytale, though it begins like one. This isn’t a tragedy, though it ends like one.” So opens the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) production of “These Shining Lives,” Melanie Marnich’s play about the “Radium Girls” – the famed female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning after being told by their bosses that the self-luminous paint they were handling was safe in 1920s Illinois.

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College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees Names Three Finalists for Next President

October 7, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees announced today that after an extensive nationwide search, three finalists have been named as candidates to become the next president of the college. CSM’s current president Dr. Maureen Murphy announced earlier this year that she will enter retirement Dec. 31, 2022 after a lauded 35-year career dedicated to community colleges, students and equity.

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Oct. 8 Benny C. Morgan Concert Series Features CSM Faculty Trio

October 5, 2022

The public is invited to enjoy the stylings of Violinist Paul Bagley, Cellist Emily Doveala and Pianist Stephen Johnson as part of the Benny C. Morgan Concert Series presented at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Leonardtown Campus Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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CSM Honors Professor Carolin McManus Posthumously with Professor Emeritus Title

October 3, 2022

Beloved College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Professor Carolin McManus was honored posthumously by her colleagues and the CSM Board of Trustees with the title of Professor Emeritus by a unanimous vote during the trustees’ September meeting. McManus died in a tragic underwater diving accident off Newfoundland July 27 while performing research on the SS PLM 27 shipwreck as a member of the Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group.

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CSM Hosts 'One Maryland One Book' Program and Author Naima Coster Oct. 4

September 29, 2022

As part of the One Maryland One Book state-wide program, author Naima Coster will speak at a free public event Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center. This program will also include 30-40 minutes of interview-style discussion with Ashley Teagle, CEO of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, followed by 15-20 minutes of audience Q&A. Naima Coster will sign books after she speaks.

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CSM Celebrates 72 Graduates Pursuing Health Care Careers

September 28, 2022

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) graduates who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were recognized Sept. 16 surrounded by their family, friends and professors at a Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony.

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Ten CSM Nursing Students Earn Induction into Alpha Omega Honor Society

September 26, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated the induction of 10 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 their nursing courses without repeating the courses and completed a scholarly project related to the advancement of nursing as a profession.

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CSM’s Adult Education Team Earns Leadership Award for Offering Learners a Warm Welcome; Transforming Lives

September 19, 2022

Adult learners from around the region entering the Adult and Community Education program at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) have long been able to count on Intake Assessment Specialists Monica Grove and Frazer Nelson to help them get their educational journey underway. Grove and Nelson are the first point of contact for adult learners returning to school to pursue their high school diploma or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, and the two were recently recognized for their exemplary efforts.

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Waldorf man receives college degree after experiencing life's ups and downs

September 13, 2022

Matthew Lohn said his son, Nathan, has always achieved what he’s wanted to achieve, and that was plain to see when Nathan accepted his degree from Southern New Hampshire University in a ceremony Aug. 31 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus. The framed bachelor’s degree in American history was earned as part of a transfer agreement between the two institutions and was the culmination of a long, 10-year journey for the 36-year-old that began at CSM, took a detour into Iraq, and veered back into Maryland.

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CSM HOSTS ‘NIGHT OF ENGINEERING’ Sept. 15 FOR STUDENTS CONSIDERING IN-DEMAND, LOCAL ENGINEERING JOBS

September 12, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites the public to attend a 'Night of Engineering' at its La Plata Campus Sept. 15, 2022 starting at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about CSM’s Electrical and Mechanical Engineering majors and the Southern Maryland ENTRY Program, which offers a seamless path to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland -- and potential internships for students in these programs.

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Professor Daphne Powell is Selected as First Recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education’

September 9, 2022

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Technical Studies Professor Daphne Powell is marking her 20th year as college professor by taking on what she deems “the most extraordinary of her career accomplishments” to date. As the first recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education,’ Powell is embarking on a three-year journey to engage, mobilize and challenge CSM faculty, staff and students – as well as CSM’s regional communities – to examine, and improve, equity in education.

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American Society for Clinical Pathology Honors CSM Professor Tiffany Gill for Ranking in the Top 5 Among Her Peers

September 7, 2022

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Medical Lab Technician (MLT) Program Coordinator and Professor Tiffany Gill, MLS(ASCP)CM, has been named an American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 40 Under Forty Top Five honoree for 2022. Gill is among five high-achieving pathologists and medical laboratory professionals under age 40 who were selected for this recognition.

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CSM’s New Student Government Association Officers Stand Ready to Lead the Way in 2022-23

September 1, 2022

College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) fall semester sessions begin Aug. 31 and the college’s new team of Student Government Association (SGA) officers is ready to lead their fellow students into an exciting and productive academic year. The La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Campuses each have an SGA chapter with officers representing each individual campus and with the chapters working together to represent the entire college population.

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CSM Welcomes Back Hawks, Facilitates Conversations and Makes ‘Connections’ This September

August 30, 2022

Welcome Back Hawks! Fall Sessions Begin: Aug. 31/Sept. 1. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. All campuses. La Plata Campus: AD Courtyard (Inclement weather location: CC Lobby). Leonardtown Campus: Great Lawn between B & C Buildings (Inclement weather location: C Lobby). Prince Frederick Campus: PFA Entrance Lawn (Inclement weather location: PFA Lobby) Celebrate a return to campus for the fall semester! Stop by the tables for snacks, fun activities, and a free shirt. Be sure to enter our drawing for your chance to win prizes from the CSM bookstore. CSM Student Engagement staff will also be on hand to answer any questions and point everyone in the right direction.

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Engineer, Educate and Engage Event Explains How to Start at CSM and Finish Seamlessly With 4-Year Engineering Degree

August 29, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites the public to attend 'Engineer, Educate and Engage' Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. at its La Plata Campus to learn more about CSM’s Electrical and Mechanical Engineering majors and the Southern Maryland ENTRY Program, which offers a seamless path to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland for students in these programs.

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Don't Miss CSM's Free Summer Guitar Recital Tomorrow, Aug. 26

August 25, 2022

You won't want to miss tomorrow's free Summer Guitar Recital featuring College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students along with their music professor Dr. Brent Ferguson. What better way to kick off your weekend than spending an afternoon listening to a variety of musical genres performed by CSM's talented students? Join us ...

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'Clear the Clutter' so Others Can do the Important Work to Help Students Succeed Says CSM President During Recent Podcast

August 24, 2022

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) President Dr. Maureen Murphy recently spent time with 'The EdUpExperience' podcast host Dr. Joe Sallustio to discuss the value of community colleges, her journey as a community college president, and explained that the role of a college president is to "clear the clutter" so that faculty and staff can lean in further to help every student succeed. 

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CSM Partners With Charles County Children's Aid Society to Pack 1,500 Book Bags

August 23, 2022

The Charles County Children’s Aid Society continues its tradition of providing 1,500 Charles County Public School students with free book bags filled with school supplies in 2022 and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was proud to again assist their efforts by hosting a book bag 'packing' event as a college-wide service project at the La Plata Campus Aug. 19.

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CSM Lifts COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Effective Immediately

August 20, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees voted Aug. 19, 2022 to lift the college’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements. The trustees reached this decision based on numerous factors, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issuing new federal guidelines loosening virus protocols and erasing the distinction among people based on vaccination status. Also contributing to the board’s decision is that 80 percent of the Southern Maryland population is reported to be vaccinated.

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'Inside Your County Government' Podcast Celebrates 'Nonprofit Day' by Featuring CSM's Nonprofit Institute and United Way of Southern Maryland

August 17, 2022

To celebrate National Nonprofit Awareness Day today, Aug. 17, tune in to Charles County Government's 'Inside Your County Government' podcast to hear Community Engagement Coordinator Doria Fleisher chat with College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Nonprofit Institute Senior Consultant Cara Fogarty and Melvin Brennan, chief executive officer at United Way of Southern Maryland about everything from starting a nonprofit and supporting a nonprofit, to the amazing benefits that nonprofits bring to our community.

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CSM Student Monique Reed is Recognized as One of Top 50 Student Hackers Worldwide

August 17, 2022

“Coding is really messy, and I live for the mess because I have learned that the most beautiful things come from messes," shared CSM student Monique Reed, who was named one of the nation's 'Top 50 Hackers of 2022' by Major League Hacking (MLH), the official student hackathon league.  “Hackathons have really given me a chance to embrace my flops. The events help me learn so much about subjects beyond coding. I now have a deeper knowledge of NFTs, crypto, and sustainability.”

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SMECO Joins CSM to Help Inspire Future Engineers

August 16, 2022

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently hosted more than a dozen high-school students from the area who were participating in College of Southern Maryland's (CSM) annual 'Engineer Like a Girl' program to help the college inspire the next generation of women engineers.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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CSM Awards Tenure to Six Faculty Members

May 25, 2022

“After an intense review process by their peers, it is my honor to recommend their award of tenure,” CSM Provost and Vice President of Learning Dr. Rodney Redmond told the trustees. “These faculty members have given exceptional service, developed top-notch scholarship, and taught high-caliber classes to the CSM student body and community.”

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CSM Students Honored at Academic Excellence Award Reception

May 24, 2022

Students recognized for academic achievements in their fields of study during College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 39th Annual Academic Excellence Awards Reception included a retired Air Force dentist who discovered a passion for sculpture; a member of the CSM Hawks baseball team who is headed for a career as a social studies teacher; a student who helped lead CSM’s robotics team to its ranking as the best community college robotics team in the country; and a professional photographer who had returned to school to study cybersecurity.

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CSM Foundation Celebrates Colleagues, Friends, President Murphy with Engraved Bricks at Leonardtown Campus

May 23, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation was joined by faculty, staff, and honored guests this spring at the Leonardtown Campus, to honor supporters with engraved bricks laid in remembrance of loved ones, and in celebration of 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.

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CSM Announces 2022 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

May 16, 2022

The following students were recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 63rd Spring Commencement ceremony held Friday, May 13, 2022, at the La Plata Campus.

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CSM's Robotics Team - the Talons - Place 10th in World Competition

May 10, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) competitive robotics team – the Talons – headed to Dallas last week for the VEX Robotics World Championship where they competed against dozens of university teams from around the globe to earn the title of the 10th best team in the technology category and 11th best in the skills category.

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CSM Appoints Lesley Quattlebaum to Lead Velocity Center

May 9, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces the appointment of Lesley Quattlebaum, of La Plata, to director of the CSM Velocity Center in Indian Head. In her role, Quattlebaum will guide the Velocity Center as it continues to be a catalyst for scientific and innovative workforce development in collaboration with the Town of Indian Head, the U.S. Navy and the community.

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Congressman Steny Hoyer Tours New Center for Health Sciences Construction Site at CSM’s Regional Hughesville Campus; Secures $500,000 for Programming

April 20, 2022

Congressman Steny Hoyer met with College of Southern Maryland (CSM) leadership and staff to tour the construction of the new Center for Health Sciences at the college’s Regional Hughesville Campus April 19. During a pre-tour briefing, the group discussed how the $500,000 in critical funding Hoyer secured in FY2022 omnibus is being used to upgrade equipment for the new facility’s health education programs.

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CSM Mourns Death of Board of Trustee Samuel C. Jones

April 19, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland mourns the passing of CSM Board of Trustee Samuel C. Jones. Jones, who passed away April 12, had served and led the college and its students since 2013 when he was appointed by then Governor Martin O’Malley.

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Nearly 30 Employers to Participate in Tri-County Job and Career Fair April 15

April 14, 2022

The Spring 2022 Tri-County Job and Career Fair will be held Friday, April 15 at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early, be prepared to ask questions of nearly 30 participating employers and bring ample copies of their resume. There will be space available to fill out applications on site and submit them directly to hiring managers.

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Registration Opens Today for 12th Annual Nonprofit Institute at CSM Conference: Area Nonprofits Invited to Learn “What’s Next: Strategy and Adaptability”

April 5, 2022

The Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites representatives from local nonprofits to register for its 12th annual conference, which will take place virtually May 5 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The theme of the conference is “What’s Next: Strategy and Adaptability,” with sessions geared toward helping nonprofits to move forward in a post-pandemic world. Registration opens today.

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CSM Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership Presents Author Kate Germano as Women’s History Month Speaker March 30

March 26, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership presents Women’s History Month Speaker Kate Germano – author of ‘Fight Like a Girl – The Truth Behind How Female Marines are Trained,’ March 30. The public is invited to hear from Germano – an author, women’s advocate, leadership coach and retired Marine officer – when she presents via Zoom from 1-2 p.m.

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From Dungeons and Dragons to Dave Chappelle, CSM Professor Applies Philosophical Theories to Gaming, Pop Culture

March 25, 2022

For many people, games offer a chance to take a break from the world – to play and relax. But for some players, gaming is a complex personal character-building exercise and even philosophical activity, proposes College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Professor Dr. Richard Bilsker. So strong is his believe, Bilsker will share his thoughts next month when he presents "Character Creation: Role-Playing Games and the Socially-Constructed Self” at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association virtual conference as part of a panel on role-playing games and philosophy.

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Experience Hands-On Learning at CSM’s Educational Showcases this April

March 24, 2022

Have you ever wanted to solve a cold case with digital forensics or perform a virtual dissection of the human body? How about climbing into the cab of a tractor-trailer rig to see the view from up high? All that and more will be possible when the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) opens its doors to community members for a series of Educational Showcases, over several Sundays in April.

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Excitement Fills the Air as JazzFest Returns to CSM This Weekend

March 23, 2022

The 17th Annual JazzFest returns to the College of Southern Maryland this weekend at the college's La Plata Campus. This favorite and free Southern Maryland event will reignite the stage March 24-26 at the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater.

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CSM Closes for Spring Break

March 15, 2022

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland will close March 15 at 5 p.m. for Spring Break and reopen March 21, 2022. Access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.

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Calvert County Commission for Women Recognizes CSM Director of Admissions Shelby Potts for Outstanding Leadership of United Way

March 12, 2022

College of Southern Maryland, (CSM) Director of Admissions Shelby Potts, of Owings, was honored March 12 during the Calvert County Commission for Women’s 19th Annual Women of the World Awards Celebration. Potts received the 2022 Outstanding Achievement for Business in recognition of her outstanding achievements in support of the Calvert County United Way.

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CSM Earns Spot in US CYBERCOM’s First Academic Engagement Network

March 7, 2022

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students studying cybersecurity will receive game-changing instruction and opportunities thanks to the college's acceptance into the first cohort of the U.S. Military’s Cyber Command’s (CYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN). Through the new network, CYBERCOM will collaborate directly with CSM to prepare students for the workforce, increase cyber-applied research and innovation, and expand cyber-focused analytic partnerships to enrich the nation’s strategic cyber dialogue.

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CSM Students Lobby Legislators About the Importance of Community Colleges

March 4, 2022

Students from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently participated in Student Advocacy Day, an annual event hosted by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) that allows students to share with their legislators about the vital role of Maryland’s community colleges and how CSM is changing their lives.

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CSM Moves to Mask Optional March 8

February 28, 2022

The College of Southern (CSM) will lift the indoor mask requirement on all campuses and implement a Mask Optional policy March 8. This move is in line with guidance recently issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Governor Hogan, and state and county health departments. The lifting of indoor mask requirements at the county, state and national levels follows significant declines in COVID-19 health metrics.

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Charles County Public Schools and CSM Host 5 'Early College' Program Information Nights

February 15, 2022

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) in partnership with the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is launching an Early College Program for high school students. The pilot program begins in fall 2022 and provides high school students with a tuition-free early start to higher education. An information session for students and families from Henry E. Lackey High School will be held tonight.

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CSM Recognizes 92 Allied Health Students for Certifying in Crucial Medical Professions, Celebrates ‘Healthcare Heroes Appreciation Week’

February 11, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 92 graduates who became certified as Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Medical Administrative Assistants, Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Certified Nutrition Coaches, and Personal Trainers during an Allied Health Career Recognition Ceremony Feb. 3. The recognition acknowledged the students who completed their programs in summer and fall of 2021.

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CSM Hosts Three-Part Webinar on ‘The Present Future of Work in Southern Maryland’ with Dr. Sybol Anderson Starting Feb. 15

February 9, 2022

Remember those quaint conversations we used to have about the future of teleworking before March 2020? Then the COVID-19 pandemic thrust most of us into remote/home work environments and accelerated technological developments that brought the future of our work squarely into the present. To discuss these changes and the speed with which they're occurring, the public is invited to join diversity, equity and inclusion expert Dr. Sybol Anderson, of Southern Maryland, for conversations with regional thought leaders about what the future of work is in Southern Maryland during three upcoming free and timely webinars sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland (CSM).

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Mark Your Calendars to Hear Guitarist Brent Ferguson When CSM Returns to Live Performances Feb. 11 and 13

February 9, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) returns to in-person music events this month with two concerts from classical guitarist and CSM Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Brent Ferguson. The musician will perform Friday, Feb. 11 at the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Indian Head Black Box Theater at 3 p.m.

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CSM Campuses Will Open at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29 Due to Inclement Weather

January 28, 2022

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, due to impending inclement weather and potentially hazardous driving conditions. Online classes continue as scheduled. For in-person classes scheduled before 10 a.m., instructors will provide information. For the latest information about CSM’s inclement weather delays/closings and protocols, visit https://ready.csmd.edu/status/.

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CSM Offers Classes to Address Mind-Body Connection and Overall Wellness as Community Emerges from Pandemic

January 26, 2022

For many people, the pandemic has brought a change in priorities and a desire to improve overall personal wellness – a trend supported by the World Health Organization which is emphasizing the importance of caring for your mental health now, more than ever. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has risen to support its communities by taking a holistic look at its Personal Enrichment offerings to find ways that these non-credit classes can improve people’s lives across multiple dimensions.

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Charles County Public Schools, CSM Partner to Launch Tuition-Free Early College Program for High School Students

January 21, 2022

The Board of Education of Charles County and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees met Jan. 20 to finalize the launch of an Early College program partnership. "We have decades of data that shows that early college changes the trajectory of student's lives and the lives of their families," said CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy at the signing. "Early college promotes social and economic mobility for so many people who never thought college was an option."

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CSM Honors Professor Chris Ripley with Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award

January 20, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recognized Business Instructor Chris Ripley, of Waldorf, with the college’s 2021 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award. The honor, which was presented prior to CSM’s Winter Commencement Jan. 13, 2022, is given yearly to an adjunct faculty for outstanding achievement in classroom teaching, contributions both to their department and the college, professional development and community commitment.

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CSM Closes Jan. 17 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 17, 2022 and will resume normal operating hours Jan. 18. During Martin Luther King Jr. Day, access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.

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CSM Announces 2022 Winter Commencement Candidates for Graduation

January 13, 2022

The following students will be recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates, or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 23rd Winter Commencement ceremony Jan. 13, 2022 during a virtual celebration held on social media.

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CSM campuses will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7 due to inclement weather

January 6, 2022

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, due to impending inclement weather and potentially hazardous driving conditions. Online classes continue as scheduled. For in-person classes scheduled before 10 a.m., instructors will provide information. Faculty and staff should not report to campus until 10 a.m.

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CSM’s Nonprofit Institute Staff Become Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants

January 6, 2022

The staff of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Nonprofit Institute (NPI) have become Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants after completing an intensive five-day virtual training seminar aimed at strengthening nonprofit governance practices. CSM NPI consultants Cara Fogarty and Michelle Sullivan, and Outreach Specialist Amy Davis were part of a 32-member class hailing from various regions of the country who completed the Standards for Excellence Institute® training to become the 2021 Class of Licensed Consultants.

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Jan. 5 inclement Weather Operational Status Update

January 4, 2022

Operational Status Update: CSM Campuses Will Open at 10 a.m. Jan. 5. Online classes continue as scheduled. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) campuses will open at 10 a.m. Jan. 5, 2022 due to inclement weather forecasts.

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