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CSMD Foundation
February 2017 Newsletter
 
Invest Today. Transform Tomorrow.
 
Welcome to the CSM Foundation family where we aim to transform the lives of our students and our community by providing access to high-quality and affordable education. Your impact helps open the doors to higher education in Southern Maryland; close the money gap for students who cannot afford to pursue their educational or workforce training goals; and encourage the achievements of those who choose CSM as a path to success. Join us as we highlight our network of supporters, we are grateful for your continued support.
 
 
INSPIRE • INFLUENCE • INNOVATE
INSPIRE • INFLUENCE • INNOVATE
 
CSM Celebrates Largest Winter Commencement 
 
CSM recognized 639 candidates for degrees and certificates during the 18th Winter Commencement held January 19 at the La Plata Campus.
 
Marianne Harms of Calvert County is congratulated by Dorothea Smith
 
Marianne Harms of Calvert County is congratulated by Dorothea Smith, chair of the CSM Board of Trustees, as Harms is presented with the College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees Distinguished Service Award during the College of Southern Maryland’s 18th Winter Commencement ceremony.
 
Highlights of the ceremony included:
  • Liz and Michael Chiaramonte and Marianne Harms were presented Trustee Distinguished Service Awards in recognition of their IMPACT on our students and our community.
  • CSM alumnus Jamie Raley '82 was awarded Trustee Emeritus status for serving two full terms in his position as trustee of the college, from 2000 to 2010, and as board chair from 2007 to 2010.
  • Denise Snee received the Faculty Excellence Award honoring Adjunct Faculty for excelling at engaging students and addressing individual needs.
 
For the full story, additional photos, and video from the full day of events, visit the online newsroom. 
 
 
 
Foundation Latest News
 
Allen Tengco, 21, of Waldorf is congratulated by Dr. Laura Polk
 
Allen Tengco, 21, of Waldorf is congratulated by Dr. Laura Polk at the Nursing Recognition Ceremony, held the afternoon of Jan. 19 at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus.
 
CSM Foundation scholarship recipient earns Health Sciences Division Achievement in Nursing Award
 
Allen Tengco of Waldorf was recognized with the CSM Health Sciences Division Achievement in Nursing Award, presented to the graduate who demonstrates academic achievement, clinical competence, community service and leadership potential. One of only four men in the nursing program, Tengco plans to continue his nursing education, work full time as a registered nurse and eventually become a nurse practitioner.
 
"I thank the faculty/staff/tutors for being very supportive as well… Huge thanks to all of the scholarship donors (UMCRMC, CSM Foundation and state delegates) that chose to invest in my education. Lastly, I give thanks to God and my family for all that they do and being with me every step of the way," said Tengco.
 
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Ron Swann, child care teacher for school-age children at St. Charles Children's Learning Center
 
Ron Swann, child care teacher for school-age children at St. Charles Children's Learning Center at CSM, explains a concept to, from left, Claire, Page, Joshua, Kendall and Abigail.
 
St. Charles Children's Learning Center at CSM Earns Accreditation
 
Congratulations to the St. Charles Learning Center at CSM for earning Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) accreditation! CSM Foundation contributed $75,000 from its Reamy Fund toward the purchase of equipment required to meet accreditation standards.
 
Accreditation indicates that the CLC meets MSDE standards of excellence. "Being an accredited center is public recognition that we have voluntarily achieved standards above and beyond those required by state licensing," said Marcy Gannon '90, CSM Executive Director of Auxiliary Services. "From an enrollment standpoint, accreditation shows families that we are committed to providing high quality care to young children. Being an accredited child care center on a college campus further shows that we are committed to higher standards and how we value education, as our teachers must meet higher education and continuing education requirements."
 
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Save The Date
 
CSMlove!
CSMlove!
Month of February
 
Share the #CSMlove throughout February as we celebrate the CSM culture, our tradition of appreciation, and values.
 
 
 
Dedication of Benny C. Morgan Steinway Grand Piano and Concert
Dedication of Benny C. Morgan Steinway Grand Piano and Concert
March 4, 7:30 p.m.
 
Leonardtown Campus, Auditorium
 
 
 
Regional Hughesville Campus Dedication
Regional Hughesville Campus Dedication
April 25
 
Dedication of the Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET), Regional Hughesville Campus
 
 
 
Brick Recognition Ceremonies
Brick Recognition Ceremonies
April 26, 3:30 p.m., Leonardtown Campus
May 24, 3:30 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus
 
 
 
Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony
Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony
May 18, 6 p.m.
 
Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony, La Plata Campus, AD Lawn
 
 
 
President Gottfried Farewell Events
President Gottfried Farewell Events
June 3, Farewell Dinner and CTET Fundraiser
June 29, Farewell Cocktail Reception Sponsored by the CSM Foundation
 
 
 
26th Annual CSM Foundation Golf Classic
26th Annual CSM Foundation Golf Classic
August 10
 
26th Annual CSM Foundation Golf Classic, Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
 
 
 
 
Our Mission
 
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation, established in 1970, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with a charge to promote academic excellence, growth, progress and the general welfare of the College of Southern Maryland by raising and managing funds, and providing support to strengthen and develop the college and its objectives.
 
Our Vision
 
A reflection of who we are… A vision of who we will become.
 
 
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