Men of Excellence Program

African American men listen to speaker

Are you a young man of color pursuing excellence at CSM? Become a member of the Men of Excellence.

Wherever you are in your college experience, join the Men of Excellence and set yourself on a path to success.
  • Get academic support and guidance;
  • Receive mentoring from CSM faculty and professionals in your community;
  • Develop leadership skills and put them to use;
  • See leadership and excellence in action on field trips throughout the DMV region;
  • Forge relationships and network with fellow students;
  • Access scholarship opportunities;
...and much more.

Hear from Program Coordinator Tim Fenner and MOE Member Andre Curry

About the Program

The Men of Excellence Program was established at the College of Southern Maryland in September 2013, as a college-wide initiative to improve the recruitment, success, retention, graduation, and transfer rates of African American men who enter as first-time, full- or part-time students at the college. The program is designed to empower students to meet their academic and professional goals and provide an array of services meant to increase student engagement, as well as encourage community-building among all participants. By partnering with offices throughout Student Equity and Success and Academic Affairs, the program helps students map out a route to reach their academic, personal, and professional goals; develop leadership skills; and achieve educational success.

We invite all students, faculty, and staff at CSM to engage in activities supporting the mission of the Men of Excellence Program and its participants. For more questions about how you can get involved, please contact the Program Coordinator, Tim Fenner, at or 301-539-4743.


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Contact Us
Coordinator, Men of Excellence Mentoring Program
Timothy Fenner
301-870-3008 ext. 4743

La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 124
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