The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently recognized several students for their dedicated service to the college community and their positive impact on all students during the 32nd annual Student Government Association (SGA) banquet at Middleton Hall in Waldorf.
“The students who step up to serve in, or be recognized by, the Student Government Association have some of the most important roles at our college,” said CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy. “These leaders represent the voice of every student and make our institution, student body, and communities stronger.”
Camille De Jesus, of Bryans Road, was recognized by Murphy as the recipient of the President’s Cup during the banquet. De Jesus has been intricately involved with the La Plata Campus Club of Women In STEM and served as the treasurer of the La Plata Campus Student Association. She was also recognized for her solid job performance as a student assistant in the CSM Development Department before graduating as part of the 59th Spring Commencement class.
Lusby resident and Presidential Scholar Oluwaseyi Kintunde who served as the CSM SGA president and the president of the Prince Frederick Campus Student Association, was awarded with a Special SGA Officer Recognition by Vice President of Student and Instructional Support Services Dr. Bill Comey.
Kintunde was applauded for serving with distinction and maintaining academic excellence throughout her college career.
Comey gave the Vice President’s Cup to Joesph Brown, of Bel Alton, for his dedication to students at the CSM’s La Plata Campus as a math tutor for the nearly eight years. Brown was acknowledged as “an ambassador of the CSM tutoring program,” who has worked behind the scenes to improve tutoring, increase student retention and increase student progression and ultimately influence the success of hundreds of students.
St. Leonard resident Alexander “Finn” Gilbert was selected as the CSM Student Employee of the Year for going above and beyond expectations as a student assistant in the Prince Frederick Business Office.
Described as “pleasant, honest, reliable, efficient,” Gilbert was also lauded by his supervisor and coworkers as “a goal-oriented student who embodies what CSM spirit is all about.”
The Pride Pack and the Criminal Justice Club shared CSM Club of the Year honors. The Prince Frederick Campus Pride Pack LGBTQIA+ advocacy club was awarded for providing a comprehensive and varied schedule of awareness events and campaigns that resulted in the club doubling its membership during the year.
The Criminal Justice Club was awarded for its active presence at the Leonardtown Campus and its participation in, and fundraising for, several service projects in neighboring communities.
The Criminal Justice Club’s Advisor John Delabrer also received the CSM Advisor of the Year award for providing the club’s members with a wide array of meaningful experiences and learning opportunities.
Classes begin for the six-week summer session IV on July 9 and for fall semester, Sept. 4. For information about CSM programs and courses, visit https://www.csmd.edu/programs-courses/.
To view photos from the CSM SGA banquet, visit http://csmphoto.zenfolio.com/18sgabanquet