‘Together, We Are Maryland:’ CSM Leadership Join Rural Maryland Council’s Campaign Celebrating Statewide Connections

News Release, College of Southern Maryland

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) leadership lent their voices to a new video produced by the Rural Maryland Council to promote the unique characteristics that help cross traditional boundaries, share information, and address in a more holistic way the special needs and opportunities in Rural Maryland.

CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy and Continuing Education and Workforce Development Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields joined the cast of many to share examples of how Rural Maryland “is more connected than you know.”

Last November, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joined Rural Maryland Council Board First Vice Chair John Hartline to present President Murphy and the CSM Board of Trustees with a $350,000 Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund award to complete interior renovations and build out of CSM’s Velocity Center. It is the largest single grant that the Rural Maryland Council has awarded through this fund over the past four years.

The CSM Velocity Center at Indian Head is a unique facility promoting collaboration between CSM and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (IHEODTD). Its purpose is to provide professional development for Navy scientists, engineers and employees to enhance the retention of talent, offer opportunities for entrepreneurship and experimentation, recruit young talent, and build goodwill among the community outside the gate of NSWC IHEODTD.


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