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CSM Announces 2023 Fall Semester Dean’s List

January 4, 2024

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2023 fall 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. For more information about CSM, visit


CSM Division of Financial Services Team Gives from the Heart to Local NonProfits

December 23, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Division of Financial Services (DFS) continued its 14-year tradition of supporting an area nonprofit during this season of giving by gathering and donating supplies for those in need. This year, DFS employees donated items including hats, gloves, scarves, socks, fleece jackets, jeans, pajama sets, hygiene products, baby diapers, and a variety of food items to Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc.   

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ESFCU 'Warming Hearts and Hands' Effort Provides CSM Students with Winter Accessories

December 22, 2023

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (ESFCU) provided College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students and their families with winter accessories and personal care items as part of its annual 'Warming Hearts and Hands' campaign. The event is supported by ESFCU Support Education Foundation, Inc. to bring hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks to students who may need a little extra help during the winter months.


CSM to Close for Winter Break

December 22, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland will close today, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. and will resume normal operations Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024


CSM Inducts 11 Nursing Students into Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society

December 18, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) inducted 11 nursing students into Alpha Omega, CSM’s chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society. The nursing students selected for this honor earned Bs or better in all of their nursing courses without repeating the courses and together completed a scholarly project related to the advancement of nursing as a profession.


CSM Fills Prescription for Well-Trained Pharmacy Workforce

December 15, 2023

CSM's Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program has received national accreditation, giving students the ability to jumpstart their career and keep it moving forward. It is news that couldn’t have come at a better time as nationwide walkouts by retail pharmacy employees this fall highlight a looming crisis in the field: There are more expectations being placed on pharmacists and not enough of them in critical positions.


CSM Alum Destiny Morgan Establishes ‘Kuinua Together’ Scholarship to Uplift Future Tech Leaders

December 13, 2023

When Destiny Morgan, ’15 , of La Plata, was looking for a flexible, affordable option for continuing her education, she turned to College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and received all the support she needed, and more. Now the IT business owner is paying it forward to other CSM students who may need financial assistance by offering her newly-established Kuinua Together scholarship.


CSM Baseball Team Knocks It Out of the Park at Toys for Tots Drive

December 12, 2023

Members of the College of Southern Maryland baseball team assisted the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots efforts in Fredericksburg, Virginia over the weekend helping to shop for, drop off and collect toys for the region’s less fortunate. “Serving our community and giving back to our community is key to leadership development and we are so proud of our athletes and coaches,” said CSM Dean of Student Development Michelle Ruble. “Go Hawks!”


CSM Partners with Local Universities, NSF to Make Students’ Microelectronic DREEMs Come True

December 11, 2023

As the country seeks to increase domestic microelectronics manufacturing capacity, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is partnering with regional institutions and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to ensure the next diverse generation of electrical and computer engineering employees have the skills they need – and quickly – as they seek to fill a critical, national workforce need.


CSM Marketing Team Earns Gold for Award-Winning Design of Community Education Fall Schedule of Classes

December 7, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was recently recognized for its expert marketing efforts by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). The 2023 NCMPR Gold Medallion Award went to CSM’s Marketing, Admissions, and Recruitment Department Graphic Designer Courteney Crawley-Dyson for her design of the college’s 2023 Community Education Fall Schedule of Classes.


CSM Invites Community to Enjoy Ward Virts Concert Series Featuring ensemble132 Dec. 9

December 6, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) wraps up its 2023 Ward Virts Concert Series with a live performance by ensemble132 – an American collective of 11 soloists and chamber musicians of the highest caliber, uniting with a shared mission to reimagine the chamber music landscape. The free, two-hour concert will be held at the college’s Prince Frederick Campus Saturday, Dec. 9, starting at 3 p.m. and will feature ensemble132 members Stephanie Zyzak, violin, Zachary Mowitz, cello, and Sahun Sam Hong, piano, in “A Tale of Three Trios: Masterworks by Liszt, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn.”


Dawn Yeitrakis Joins CSM Foundation Board of Directors

December 4, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Board of Directors announces that MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Yeitrakis ’96 has joined the foundation board as its newest director.


Community Convening Strengthens Partnerships, Highlights CSM’s Role as Region’s Economic Engine

November 21, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently held a community convening at its La Plata Campus with more than 90 of Southern Maryland’s top business, government, military and nonprofit leaders and influencers to strengthen partnerships and collectively focus on improving upward social and economic mobility for students and local residents. Chief among the key outcomes of the “Connecting and Convening: Making an Impact Together” conference, was a better understanding that community colleges are more than learning institutions – they are regional economic engines.


CSM, Charles County Public Schools Expand Early College Program to Include Industry Certifications

November 15, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) have expanded the Early College Program for high school students to include career and technical education (CTE) opportunities. Three new technical certification pathways will begin next school year allowing students to participate in two-year programs to earn certifications in medical coding, pharmacy technician or electrical trades.


Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Presents CSM Foundation with $100,000

November 12, 2023

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (ESFCU) recently presented the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation with a $100,000 gift as part of a renewed partnership agreement that has the long-standing partner of the college investing even further in CSM’s students, faculty, staff, and college-wide initiatives.


Happy Veterans Day from CSM

November 11, 2023

CSM thanks all veterans for their service! 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. CSM is honored to be recognized for the eighth consecutive year as a Military Friendly ® School, receiving their Gold ranking for small community colleges. CSM is among 250 schools selected for Gold award status for leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs.


American Association of Community Colleges Visits CSM to Discuss Strengthening Region’s Workforce Pipeline

November 9, 2023

Members of the American Association of Community Colleges leadership team spent the day Nov. 3 meeting with College of Southern Maryland (CSM) leadership to learn about the college’s workforce development initiatives; provide feedback for CSM’s new five-year strategic plan; and tour both the La Plata Campus and the Velocity Center in Indian Head. During the visit, the AACC team received extensive overviews of the college’s commitment to strengthen its business partnerships, build collaborative communities, and serve the southern Maryland region as the “hub’ of learning, credentialing, workforce development, and mobility for all students.


CSM Professors Share Expertise to Equip Student Nurses and Peers for Evolving Field, Compassionate Patient Care

November 7, 2023

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) nursing faculty members are passionate about ensuring that their students graduate with the skills they need to deliver compassionate, expert patient care, and the faculty's commitment to excellence in healthcare goes well beyond the classroom. CSM nursing faculty routinely share their expertise with educators from across the country to help ensure that students, nurses, and educators everywhere are prepared to take on today’s healthcare challenges.


Public Invited to Hear Dr. David Steiner Discuss the Restoration of America’s Schools Nov. 16

November 7, 2023

Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) invites the public to join for breakfast and hear from celebrated scholar, author and Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy Executive Director Dr. David Steiner as he discusses his new book, A Nation at Thought: Restoring Wisdom in America’s Schools. The Nov. 16 free event will be held at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Center for Health Sciences at the college's Regional Hughesville Campus and will launch LSM’s new twice-yearly lecture series addressing issues of concern in the community.


College of Southern Maryland Once Again Ranks Among Top Community Colleges

October 27, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has once again been found to be among the nation’s and Maryland’s top community colleges, according to The website’s rankings for 2024 included CSM on lists of the “Best Community Colleges in Maryland” and the country’s “Best Online Associate in Information Technology and Systems Degree Programs.”


CSM New Center for Health Sciences Building Earns Distinguished Recognitions

October 23, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Center for Health Sciences (CHS) at the Regional Hughesville Campus recently received several significant recognitions. The building was certified as meeting LEED Silver standards by Green Business Certification, Inc (GBCI); it was selected as the winner of a national award for educational facilities by the Construction Management Association of America; and it was chosen by the Associated Builders and Contractors Chesapeake Shores Chapter for a 2023 Excellence in Construction Award.

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CSM’s Benny Morgan Concert Series Features Saxophonist Brent Weber

October 19, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues it 2023 Benny C. Morgan Concert Series this fall with a free concert by Saxophonist Brent Weber at its Leonardtown Campus. The Oct. 21 concert begins at 3 p.m. at CSM’s Leonardtown Campus, in the Building A auditorium.


From Carpenter to Project Manager, CSM Grad Nails Promotion with Business Degree Focused on Construction Management

October 17, 2023

The prospect of starting a new educational journey can be daunting; but take it from CSM grad Jeffrey Gardiner ’20 – taking just one class can be the start of an endeavor that changes your life. Gardiner’s new role as a Project Manager for Charles County Public Schools comes on the heels of him earning his degree in Business Management with a concentration in Construction Management. The two-year degree took him 10 years to complete.


CSM Kicks Off Fall 2023 Connections Literary Series Oct. 6

October 3, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will kick off the Connections Literary Series this month, giving the community the opportunity to connect with working authors as they share their work and discuss their craft at three events this fall.


CSM Seeking Nominations, Expressions of Interest for Two Vice President Positions

October 3, 2023

REVISED* The College of Southern Maryland has begun a nationwide search for two new positions: Vice President of Learning and Vice President of People, Culture, and Equity. This search is being facilitated by Dr. Preston Pulliams and Dr. Kate Hetherington of Gold Hill Associates, who are accepting confidential nominations and expressions of interest for the positions until Oct. 13. *OR UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED*


Special Guest Matt Scassero Discusses Opportunities and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy at CSM Velocity Center Sept. 26

September 24, 2023

The public is invited to attend an evening of lively discussion about the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomy with Matt Scassero, the director of operations and outreach at the University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering MATRIX Lab at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland. The free event will be held at CSM’s Velocity Center in Indian Head Sept. 26, from 6-7:30 p.m.


CSM Closes All Campuses, Cancels In-person Classes and Activities Saturday, Sept. 23 Due to Severe Weather

September 22, 2023

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close on Saturday, Sept. 23, due to inclement weather associated with a tropical storm that will reach Southern Maryland overnight, Friday evening. All in-person classes and campus activities, including the Hawkland Gaming festival, are cancelled. Online classes will be held and online services will be available, as scheduled.


Partnership Enables CSM’s Students to Transfer to UMGC Seamlessly at a Discounted Tuition

September 22, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) this week held a signing ceremony to recognize the recently renewed transfer partnership between the two institutions. CSM, with four campuses in Southern Maryland, is one of UMGC’s largest transfer partners while being the six-largest community college in Maryland.


Institute for American Apprenticeships Receives $1M Maryland Works Grant; Partners with CSM to Establish Youth Apprenticeships for Technical Trades

September 21, 2023

The Institute for American Apprenticeships (IAA) and three partners were recently awarded a $1 million ($999,850.00) Maryland Works grant by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to fund the implementation of professional youth apprenticeship programs that address employment barriers for underserved and underrepresented populations in Maryland.


New VanGo Bus Route Provides Free Transportation for CSM Students to Reach Regional Hughesville Campus, Move Between All Campuses

September 13, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Charles County government have joined to begin a new bus route that will transport students to CSM’s Center for Trades and Energy Training and Center for Health Sciences at the college’s Regional Hughesville Campus. In addition, the new CSM Connector bus joins the existing bus lines between Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties and will assist students move between all CSM campuses via quicker routes.


All Gamers Welcome to Attend CSM’s First Hawkland Gaming Festival

September 12, 2023

What do swashbuckling pirates, giant robots, and grumpy unicorns have in common? They’re all the stars of games that will be played at the first-ever, day-long Hawkland Gaming Festival. Local gamers are invited to gather and play at the festival Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at College of Southern Maryland's (CSM) La Plata Campus.


Dedication of Early Learning Center located at CSM Marks New Beginnings for Charles County PreK

September 5, 2023

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) officially opened its newest facility last week dedicated to expanding early childhood program access for young learners. In an Aug. 24 ribbon-cutting ceremony, CCPS staff was joined by elected officials, teachers, students and College of Southern Maryland (CSM) representatives to celebrate the opening of the new Early Learning Center, La Plata, located at the CSM La Plata Campus.

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CSM Safety App Features Real-Time Notifications, Puts Security in Palm of Your Hands

August 24, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Public Safety and Preparedness Department encourages CSM students, their families, faculty, staff and any interested members of the community to download the CSM Safe App to ensure that timely information is at users’ fingertips during both emergency and routine security/safety situations. Launched in 2019, the CSM Safe App is free and allows users to access everything from campus maps, to the CSM Headlines newsfeed and receive immediate notifications concerning delayed openings, traffic congestion, safety threats, or medical emergencies at the college.

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Community College Daily Features CSM's Rapidly Expanding Homeschool Programs

August 22, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland's (CSM) was recently featured in The Community College Daily -- a national publication produced by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) -- because of CSM's homeschool program's rapid growth, and to highlight CSM's commitment to deepening relationships with southern Maryland's homeschool communities. There are four more weeks left for homeschool families to register for the next session of classes.


CSM Addresses Status of the La Plata Campus Pool

July 25, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that it remains open to continued conversations with state and county leaders to find a viable solution to address the community’s interest in having an aquatic facility in Charles County. CSM permanently closed its La Plata Campus indoor pool in March 2021.


Keith Sanderson Signs on as Head Coach to Lead CSM’s Softball Program

July 12, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that Keith Sanderson has joined CSM as the head coach of the Hawk’s softball team. The coach joins the CSM Athletic Program bringing 24 years of coaching experience and deep connections to several southern Maryland athletic organizations.


CSM Velocity Center Executive Director Lesley Quattlebaum Joins Charles County Military Alliance Council Board of Directors

June 29, 2023

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Velocity Center Executive Director Lesley Quattlebaum has been selected to join the Charles County Military Alliance Council (MAC) Board of Directors. The MAC serves as a liaison between the defense and civilian communities in recognition of the key role the defense industry and the military play in the quality of life for Charles County citizens and the local economy.


Dreams Come True: Graduate Drue Bowman Reflects on Educational Journey, Tackling Hardships, and Setting an Example for Her Son

June 28, 2023

When the COVID–19 pandemic forced everyone to stay home, and schools to move online, stay-at-home mom Drue Bowman, of Broomes Island, decided to act, pursue a dream, and set an example for her son. She registered for as many online courses at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) as her busy schedule would allow, and she got serious about earning her two-year degree.


CSM Robotics Team – the Talons – Rank 13th Worldwide; Earn Top Community College Status at Vex Competition

June 26, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) competitive robotics team – the Talons – wrapped up its 2022-23 season adding more world championship titles to its already full CSM trophy case. The CSM Talons Robotics World Competition team moved through the VexU Robotics World Championship last month to rank 13th in the world in the Skills category, with a total high score of 338, and 20th in the world in the Research category. Additionally, CSM was the highest-scoring community college in each of the events in which the Talons participated.


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

May 25, 2023

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


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

May 24, 2023

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


CSM Professors Recognize Exceptional Students at Academic Excellence Award Reception

May 24, 2023

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


CSM Names Hometown Hero David Hupp 2023 Distinguished Alumni

May 23, 2023

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


CSM Announces 2023 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

May 12, 2023

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


CSM Recognizes Professor Kimberley Donnelly With 2023 Faculty Excellence Award

May 11, 2023

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


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

May 10, 2023

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


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

May 3, 2023

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


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

May 2, 2023

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


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

April 28, 2023

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


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

April 27, 2023

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

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

April 26, 2023

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


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

April 11, 2023

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


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

April 6, 2023

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


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

April 5, 2023

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


CSM Presents a Conversation with Author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai on National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 27, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites the community to a reading and conversation with award-winning author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai at the La Plata campus March 29 at 1 p.m. The discussion with the author – who was born in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and through her writing explores the conflict and its aftermath – will take place on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, giving attendees the opportunity to reflect on how this period of history echoes through communities at home and abroad.


CSM President Dr. Yolanda Wilson Testifies on Capitol Hill, Requests Congress Extend Pell Grant Eligibility to Part-Time Students, Workforce Programs

March 24, 2023

College of Southern Maryland President Dr. Yolanda Wilson appeared before a U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee March 23 to ask members of Congress to extend Pell Grant eligibility to quality, short-term workforce development programs. During the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Public Witness Day, Wilson explained that support of Workforce Pell Grants for students in short-term programs is critical.


CSM and Calvert County Public Schools Partner to Offer High School Seniors Early College

March 22, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) have partnered to launch a tuition-free early start to higher education by offering Early College for rising high school seniors. The pilot program in Calvert County is open to 20 students – five students from each of the county’s four high schools for the 2023-24 academic year.


CSM Closes March 13-17 for Spring Break

March 12, 2023

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland will close March 13 for the college’s Spring Break and reopen Monday, March 20, 2023. Access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at


Join Coders and Inventors to Transform Problems into Solutions at the CSM Velocity Center’s Climate Change Hackathon March 30-31

March 8, 2023

Registration is now open for College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Velocity X Climate Innovation Hackathon where participating teams will solve real world challenges by inventing, designing and testing solutions to solve the impact of climate change. Held at the Velocity Center in Indian Head, coders and inventors are invited to join community partners for a day of solving community problems March 30 and 31.


‘Provocations’ Lecture Series Returns to CSM March 9; Explores Impact of Pandemic on Educators

March 6, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) 2023 Faculty Excellence Lecture Series ‘Provocations’ returns March 9 to an in-person format for the first time since the start of pandemic. The lecture, aptly titled ‘Looking back: The Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching Practices, Student Relationships and Mental Health of College Educators,’ will be presented by CSM Communication Adjunct Professors Nikki Phillips and Gina Johnson.


CSM Partnership Meets St. Mary’s Nursing Center Workforce Needs; Sees Impressive Results, Student Success

March 3, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Continuing Education and Workforce Development team and the St. Mary’s County Nursing Center (SMNC) mark a three-year partnership in 2023 that outlasted the crisis that inspired it. “There isn’t just one significant piece of the program that gets students to the finish line,” said CSM Healthcare Program Manager Sarah Butler. “This partnership is a true team effort.”


CSM Theater Presents “How I Learned to Drive”

March 2, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) wildly funny and surprising production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “How I Learned to Drive” opens this March 3 at the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater on the La Plata campus. Performances run through March 12.


Night of Engineering Introduces Students to Seamless, Affordable Path from CSM to USMSM And Engineering Careers in Southern Maryland

March 1, 2023

Building awareness around the College of Southern Maryland's (CSM) engineering pathways and workforce development partnerships continues in March when CSM hosts 'Night of Engineering' at its Leonardtown Campus. During ‘Night of Engineering,’ CSM spotlights its Electrical and Mechanical Engineering majors and the Southern Maryland ENTRY Program – a partnership with the University of Maryland that offers a seamless path to an engineering bachelor’s degree and allows students to stay close to home by attending the University System of Maryland Southern Maryland (USMSM).


CSM Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

February 27, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Alumni and Friends Connection is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award. This award honors former students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional achievements, exemplary service to the community and/or exceptional service to CSM.


CSM Inducts Students into Region’s Newest Chapter of Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society; Changes Business Pathway to Better Serve Students and Community

January 31, 2023

It is no longer “business as usual” at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). The college has reimagined its Business Management Program by offering new curriculum; inducted business students into the college’s very first chapter of the Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society; and formed a new Business and Accounting Club so that students can better connect with one another and local businesses.

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CSM Nursing Students Revel in Accomplishments, Prove Hard Work Pays Off

January 30, 2023

Fifty-seven new nurses received their nursing pins during a Nursing Recognition Ceremony Jan. 12 as part of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) 2023 Winter Commencement. The graduates chose the Nelson Mandela quote, “It always seems impossible until it is done” as their theme, and speakers returned to that idea again and again throughout the ceremony.


CSM Celebrates Graduates Pursuing Health Care Careers

January 29, 2023

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were celebrated Jan. 12 at the Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony. In total, 73 students completed programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Nutrition Coaches, Personal Trainers and Paramedics.

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CSM Presents Honorary Degree to Harry Shasho

January 18, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) presented Harry Shasho, one of the college’s champions and an outstanding community member and business leader, with an honorary degree during the college’s 24th Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday, Jan. 13.

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CSM Business Instructor Jeffrey Hunt Becomes College’s First Endowed Faculty Member for Innovation

January 10, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces Instructor of Business Jeffrey Hunt ’95 has been named the college’s first Endowed Faculty for Innovation. In this role, the CSM alumnus will work to catalyze the unique opportunity to collaborate with military partners at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head by engaging students, faculty, businesses and the scientific community in activities supporting the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem efforts.


CSM Early College Expands to Include all Seven Charles County High Schools for Rising Juniors and Seniors; Info Sessions Underway

January 9, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Early College partnership with Charles County public schools will expand to include all seven high schools in the next academic year and will include rising juniors, as well as rising seniors. The tuition-free program for the 2023-24 academic year offers an opportunity for high schoolers to experience being a full-time college student, save money and complete college credits while still in high school.

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MACC Executive Director Dr. Brad Phillips to Deliver Keynote Address at CSM’s 24th Winter Commencement

January 6, 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will recognize 532 candidates for 428 degrees and 226 certificates during its 24th Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday, Jan. 13 at the La Plata Campus. The graduate’s range in age from 18 to 67 with 40 percent from Charles County, 27 percent from St. Mary’s County, 28 percent from Calvert County and the remainder from out of the area. Of the associate degree candidates, more than 23 percent will graduate with honors. The most attained degrees are Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Cybersecurity and Business Administration.

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