Men of Excellence Program

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Are you a young man pursuing excellence at CSM? The Men of Excellence program may be just right for you!

Join us if you desire to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Network with like-minded CSM students
  • Attend trips to various DMV locations
  • Access spring scholarship opportunities
  • Receive consistent support on your path to success
  • Participate in Men of Excellence sessions at the Fall New Student Orientation and more!


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 males 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 assists students with mapping their academic, personal, and professional goals and developing leadership skills increasing their capacity for educational success.

We invite all students, faculty, and staff of 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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