CSM to host Spring Semester prep day tomorrow
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.