CSM to host Spring Se­mes­ter prep day to­mor­row

Maryland Independent - - News -

Stu­dents who have ap­plied for ad­mis­sion to the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land for the spring se­mes­ter are in­vited to take ad­van­tage of Su­per Satur­day events this month. Su­per Satur­days will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 7 and 21 at all three cam­puses, which are lo­cated in La Plata, Leonard­town and Prince Fred­er­ick.

The Col­lege Store is avail­able to pur­chase books on­line at www. csm­col­lege­store.com. Ad­di­tion­ally, the store will be open Jan. 21 for Su­per Satur­day and Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the first Satur­day of the new se­mes­ter. A text­book dis­count day will be held Wed­nes­day, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the La Plata Cam­pus and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Leonard­town and Prince Fred­er­ick cam­puses. Dur­ing the text­book dis­count day, there will be a 10 per­cent dis­count on text­books at the book­stores and on­line.

To ap­ply for ad­mis­sion, go to www.csmd.edu/ Ad­mis­sions. Stu­dents who need to take place­ment tests must ar­rive by 9 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion on Su­per Satur­day, call 301934-7765, op­tion 0.

Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land to host in­for­mal break­fast meet­ings

The Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land (LSM) Board of Di­rec­tors will host six in­for­mal break­fast meet­ings in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties to in­vite po­ten­tial can­di­dates to learn more about the ben­e­fits of LSM. Board, alumni and class

Schol­ar­ships avail­able for county stu­dents

The Charles County Schol­ar­ship Fund is of­fer­ing more than 45 schol­ar­ships to Charles County high school stu­dents. Ap­pli­ca­tions for schol­ar­ships are avail­able at all county high schools. In­ter­ested stu­dents must sub­mit com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tions by Wed­nes­day, March 1, to their col­lege and ca­reer ad­vi­sor. Award no­ti­fi­ca­tion will be an­nounced at high school se­nior awards cer­e­monies this spring. Stu­dents need only to sub­mit one ap­pli­ca­tion.

Ap­pli­ca­tions also are avail­able on the school sys­tem web­site, www. ccboe.com, un­der the stu­dents/par­ents sec­tion. Click on the Schol­ar­ship In­for­ma­tion link from the menu. Each schol­ar­ship has spe­cific el­i­gi­bil­ity crite- ria; in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing el­i­gi­bil­ity is listed in the ap­pli­ca­tion.

Ad­di­tional ap­pli­ca­tion re­quire­ments in­clude a re­sume, per­sonal state­ment that de­tails aca­demic and ca­reer goals, two letters of rec­om­men­da­tion, a high school tran­script and copy of the first se­mes­ter se­nior year re­port card. Stu­dents who have re­ceived SAT/ ACT scores can also in­clude them with their ap­pli­ca­tion.

Stu­dents who ap­ply for any schol­ar­ship that lists demon­strated fi­nan­cial need as cri­te­ria should in­clude a stu­dent aid re­port (SAR) form for the 2017-18 Free Ap­pli­ca­tion for Federal Stu­dent Aid (FAFSA). The form is avail­able at www.fafsa.gov. The dead­line to com­plete the FAFSA for Mary­land stu­dents is March 1. Stu­dents in need of as­sis­tance with the form or com­plet­ing the FAFSA should con­tact their col­lege and ca­reer ad­vi­sor.

The fol­low­ing schol­ar­ships are avail­able:

• Ash­ley Jayne Younger Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $500 (for West­lake High School stu­dents);

• Charles County Cham- ber of Com­merce Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Charles County Health De­part­ment and School Nurses’ Schol­ar­ship, $250;

• Charles County Re­tired School Per­son­nel As­so­ci­a­tion Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (one for each Charles County pub­lic high school);

• Charles County Teach- er Ed­u­ca­tion As­sis­tance Grant, $1,000 (re­new­able);

• Dar­ren A. Bowie Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (for Henry E. Lackey High School stu­dents);

• Ed­ward Rorer Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Eric Sawchak Me­mori- al Schol­ar­ship, $1,000;

• Hard­ing Memo­rial Fu­ture Ed­u­ca­tor Schol­ar­ship, $1,000;

• Jeremiah and Eli­jah Borg­nis Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• John H. Cox Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $1,000;

• John Howie Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $500 (two awards);

• Kather­ine D. Racey Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $1,500 (for Lackey or Mau­rice J. McDonough High School stu­dents);

• Ken Stump Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Ken­neth Bernard Proc­tor Sr. Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Kiwanis Club of Charles County Ron­ald G. Cun­ning­ham Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• La Plata Gar­den Club Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (two awards);

• Lisa Michele Duck­ett Achieve­ment Award, $1,000;

• Liz­beth Frazer-Fatig Help­ing Hand Schol­ar­ship, $4,000 (for North Point High School stu­dents);

• Mary Mat­ula Schol­ar­ship, $500 (for La Plata High School stu­dents);

• Michael J. An­der­son Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (for La Plata stu­dents);

• Michael S. Tay­man Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (for McDonough stu­dents);

• Michael S. Tay­man Memo­rial Mu­sic Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (for McDonough stu­dents);

• Michael S. Tay­man Memo­rial Nurs­ing Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (for McDonough stu­dents);

• Mil­dred Rice O’Cal­laghan Schol­ar­ship, $500 (two awards, for Lackey stu­dents);

• Ni­cole Pitonyak Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (for North Point stu­dents);

• Pa­tri­cia Sugg Weiers Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $250;

• Pro­fes­sor V. Phillips Weaver Schol­ar­ship, $1,000;

• Rachel My­ers Trade School Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Richard J. Abela Schol- ar­ship, $2,000 (for North Point stu­dents);

• Robert Dean Stethem Na­tional Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $1,000;

• Robert Dean Stethem Thomas Stone Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (for Thomas Stone High School stu­dents);

• Ron­ald G. Cun­ning­ham Schol­ar­ship, $2,500 (one for each Charles County pub­lic high school);

• Ron­ald G. Cun­ning­ham Nurs­ing Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Starkey Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Stephen E. Mitchell Ed­u­ca­tional Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Thomas B.R. Mudd Nurse Schol­ar­ship, Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, full two years;

• Thomas B.R. Mudd Teacher Schol­ar­ship, Col­lege of South­ern Mary- land, full two years;

• Thomas Kurtz Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (for Lackey stu­dents);

• Ti­mothy Mi­nor Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Ti­mothy Mi­nor Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $500 (for McDonough stu­dents);

• Tiny Hopes Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (three awards);

• Un­nae Pak-Borg­nis Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship, $500;

• Wil­liam and Vi­vian King Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (one for each Charles County pub­lic high school); and

• Zonta of Charles County Schol­ar­ship, $1,000 (two awards).

The Charles County Schol­ar­ship Fund is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides schol­ar­ships to Charles County stu­dents. The Charles County com­mis­sion­ers, Charles County Pub­lic Schools, the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land and the Cham­ber of Com­merce are al­ways rep­re­sented on the Schol­ar­ship Fund Board. All other com­mu­nity mem­bers are se­lected from the com­mu­nity at large.

Con­tact Ali­cia Jones, Charles County Schol­ar­ship Fund, at 301-934-7334 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Plater to be key­note speaker at CSM’s Win­ter Com­mence­ment

The Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land (CSM) will rec­og­nize can­di­dates for de­grees and cer­tifi­cates dur­ing its 18th Win­ter Com­mence­ment Jan. 19 at the La Plata Cam­pus. A key­note ad­dress will be pro­vided by Roz Plater, an Emmy Award-win­ning tele­vi­sion jour­nal­ist and Calvert County na­tive who, most re­cently, worked as a free­lance re­porter for WJLA ABC 7 in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

Plater earned a bach­e­lor of gen­eral stud­ies de­gree from Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity, fol­lowed by a mas­ter’s de-

gree in broad­cast jour­nal­ism from the Uni­ver­sity of Mis­souri. Her sub­se­quent 22-year ca­reer has in­cluded work as a re­porter and an­chor with KNTV in San Jose and at CBS 5 in San Fran­cisco. She was a Wash­ing­ton, D.C., cor­re­spon­dent for Hearst Broad­cast­ing and then served an eight-year stint with Fox 5 Wash­ing­ton, D.C., as a re­porter and as web host of “To­day’s Voices,” be­fore work­ing with WJLA.

In ad­di­tion to an Emmy in 2015 for “Win­ter Storm Spe­cial Re­port,” Plater won a Ch­e­sa­peake AP Broad­cast Award in 2013 for “Out­stand­ing Spot News,” a Health-Sci­ence Re­port­ing Fel­low­ship (RT- NDF) and Emmy nom­i­na­tions in 2016 for “Fa­tal Smoke” and 2004 for In­ves­tiga­tive Re­port­ing.

Plater has been a guest speaker at CSM on Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Day and for the Charles County Di­ver­sity Fo­rum. In 2014, CSM named her one of a dozen South­ern Mary­land “Women of In­flu­ence.”

CSM’s win­ter com­mence­ment ac­tiv­i­ties Jan. 19 will be­gin with a Nurs­ing Recog­ni­tion Cer­e­mony at 1 p.m. in the Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion (PE) Cen­ter on the La Plata Cam­pus with a re­cep­tion im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing on the up­per level of the PE Cen­ter. The com­mence­ment cer­e­mony will be­gin at 6:30 p.m. in the PE Cen­ter and tick­ets are re­quired. Tick­ethold­ers are en­cour­aged to ar­rive at least 30 min­utes be­fore the cer­e­mony be­gins. Doors will open for guests at 5:30 p.m. Doors will close when the pro­ces­sion be­gins, and guests with­out tick­ets or ar­riv­ing af­ter the doors close may view the cer­e­mony from the Fine Arts (FA) Cen­ter which will carry a live stream­ing broad­cast. A re­cep­tion im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing com­mence­ment will be in the Cen­ter for Busi­ness and In­dus­try (BI), Chaney En­ter­prises Con­fer­ence Room BI-113.

In the event of in­clement weather, a de­ci­sion will be an­nounced and posted at www.csmd.edu if com­mence­ment ac­tiv­i­ties will be held Jan. 20. Grad­u­ates and guests may also call the in­clement weather hot­line at 301-369-1999 or 800-650-4023.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.