Transforming Tomorrow, One Student at a Time

Dorothea Holt with scholarship recipient

CSM Foundation Awards More Than 350 Scholarships

The College of Southern Maryland honored the donors and the recipients of the 2016-17 CSM Foundation scholarships at a reception Oct. 21 at the Physical Education Center on the La Plata Campus. For the 2016 fall semester, the foundation awarded nearly $420,000 to more than 275 students. Additional scholarships will be awarded in January 2017 for the spring semester.

“I am honored to meet and recognize our scholarship donors who are making an impact in our Southern Maryland community. They have chosen to partner with the CSM Foundation and invest in keeping higher education affordable and accessible; which in turn enhances the health and welfare of our local economy,” CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried said. “They are investing in our students, they are investing in you, and we want to thank them and will recognize them.”

Gottfried noted that each year the number of scholarships established by donors and the amount of scholarship money that is awarded continues to grow. Since 2006, the college has increased the number of scholarship funds from 62 to 156.

During Gottfried’s 10-year tenure at CSM, the foundation has awarded more than $3 million to more than 3,000 students.

“This past year the CSM Foundation awarded more than $855,000 in scholarships and funding for new programs, technology and equipment that will take us beyond good to great,” said Rané Franklin, chair of the CSM Foundation.

She vowed that the foundation would continue to carry forward Gottfried’s vision of “no student being denied an education or career training due to financial limitations.”

Gottfried announced earlier this semester that he will retire from his position at CSM on June 30, 2017.

“The CSM Foundation has pledged to carry his legacy forward in a big way with our $10 million ‘Make An Impact Campaign,'” she said. “We are raising $10 million, and we are more than halfway there, having raised $6.6 million to date for scholarships, programs, equipment, partnerships and the Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute.”

Franklin thanked all of the donors for their support of the college. “You are providing a lasting impact on the lives of these students,” she said.

Keynote speaker Marianne Harms, a Calvert County businesswoman and philanthropist, recently donated a $1 million gift to the CSM Foundation in support of scholarships through the John and Marianne Harms Endowed Scholarship Fund. “I can’t think of a better place to invest than in the people who want to continue education at CSM,” Harms said.

“I believe the College of Southern Maryland is one of our greatest assets in Southern Maryland and is most essential to the health and economic prosperity of our community. Whether you are seeking a degree or career training, or simply looking for personal enrichment in your life, this college enriches all of us in many ways,” Harms said. “We appreciate the value of higher education and career training, and I see many bright futures here tonight, and I want to be part of your future.”

CSM student Tina Shepherd spoke on behalf of the scholarship recipients. Shepherd was 35 when she started taking classes at CSM and she is the first person in her family to attend college. She was awarded the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship and the Hank Willoughby Foundation Inc. Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Shepherd, who is studying to be a physical therapist assistant and is in her third semester at CSM, said she was afraid to take the first step in obtaining an associate’s degree but now her goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree and ultimately a doctorate to be a physical therapist.

“Even working full time and taking classes part time, it is still a huge stretch for me financially to do this. ? I am eternally grateful for the people who have so generously provided scholarships for students like myself. I know I simply would not be able to continue my college education if I didn’t have these scholarships. My biggest fear was how I was going to pay for this education without drowning in debt.”

Scholarships awarded for the 2016-17 academic years include:

 

Adjunct Faculty Endowed Scholarship

Stephen Ngalim

 

Adjunct Faculty Scholarship

Michael Bell

Anna Kendall

 

Advanced Vision Systems Inc. (AVSI) Scholarship

Matthew Eppley

Enitan Kalejaiye

 

Albert L. Elder, Jr. Family Memorial Scholarship

Cathleen Wedding

Hunter Hidrobo

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Sigma Alpha Lambda Chapter Scholarship

Kevin Jackson

 

Anna Mae Ziencik Hess Memorial Scholarship

Michael Bell

Jessica Bly

 

Bernice Gottfried Memorial Art Scholarship

Skylyn Wright

 

Besche Family Scholars and Mentoring Program Annual Scholarship

Megan Bibbins

Dontay Colbert

Rachel Kagle

Adrienne Waymer-Dorsey

 

Bill Wood Memorial Spanish Scholarship

Ashley Peterson

 

Brad and Linda Gottfried “Against All Odds” Annual Scholarship

Paula Sheldon

 

Brock Nikolas Guerrieri Memorial Scholarship

Anna Kendall

 

Bryce T. Sanders Memorial Scholarship

Sana Qureshi

 

C. Emmitt Woodey Theatre Scholarship

Ricky Cook

 

Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship

Lisa Malecki

Tina Shepherd

 

Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Endowed Scholarship

Angelica Cusic

 

Calvert Resources Scholarship

Kelsey Deale

 

Captain Billy Robertson Endowed Scholarship

Melinda Smith

 

Carolyn and Susan Holt Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Catherine Smith

 

Castles and Foundations Scholarship

Kaylee Burnett

Cindy Collins

Brooke Hall

Rebecca Johnson

Aimee Pellegrino

 

Chaney Scholarship for Sustainable Land Use Endowed Scholarship

Neal Balaoing

George Jenkins

Donovan Jones-Taylor

Thomas Jones

Michael Neal

Patrick Souder

 

Charles County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scholarship

William Slagle

 

Charles County Nursing and Allied Health Programs Scholarship

Michelle Collins

Rachel Kagle

Eileen Parry

Katlyn Sweeney

Elena Wilcox

 

Charles Robert Posten Memorial Scholarship

Gayloy Kennedy-Martin

 

Chiaramonte Hope Scholarship

Seth Rison

 

Chip Norris Scholarship

Nicholas Combs

 

Christopher Chinault Scholarship

Amanda Mason

Stephanie Milanowski

Saba Warraich

Brian Whitworth

 

Coldwell Banker Jay Lilly Real Estate Scholarship

Ward Washington

 

Colonial Dames Scholarship

Vincent Turner

 

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Annual Scholarship

Taylor Fleetwood

Wyatt McDowell

Audra Thompson

 

Concerned Black Women of Calvert County-Women in Transition Scholarship

Erin Park

 

Connie Kite Memorial CSM Nursing Scholarship

Megan Bibbins

Dawn Shamkin

 

Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust Ruth Mathes Scholarship

Aimee Beardmore

 

Cox Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Maxim Bode

Cindy Collins

Jessica Hammonds

Raymond Swenton

Zachary Teston

 

CSM Academic Excellence Scholarship

Caleb Bickerstaff

Kevin Fersch

Carolyn Gillespie

Kara Harley

Jessica Hightower

Tara Jagen

Elizabeth Kennedy

Kathryn Newsome

Tori Nguyen

Foram Patel

Brianna Puffenbarger

Kristin Richards

Angela Santos

Hassan Yousaf

 

CSM Alumni Scholarship

Bradley Bears

 

CSM Foundation Scholarship Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

Shekera Grayson

 

CSM Foundation Scholarship Sponsored by Calvert County League of Women Voters

Alexys Adams

 

CSM Presidential Scholars Program

Alexys Adams

Amanda Colee

Megan Elliott

Alisa Elsner

Victoria Hall

Haley Harford

Stephen Hartman

Jonathan Heape

Derrick Jackson

Oluwaseyi Kintunde

Cassady Koch

Emily Marshall

Shelby McCloskey

Dominique Mitchell

Mary Moore

Jamie Ourand

Lilia Petropol

Michaela Smith

Janelle Stack

Kaitlyn Welsh

Eric Wiuff

Timothy Young

 

CSM Student Government Association Students Helping Students Scholarship

Anonymous (four recipients)

 

Dennis Lake Smith Memorial Art Scholarship

Mark Harmon

Chelsea McCray

Cheyenne Roach

 

Dr. Elvear B. Johnson Scholarship

Fanta Isatou Gai

 

Dr. Nallan Ramakrishna Scholarship

Dontay Colbert

Tiffany Hemsley

Lynette Johnson

Madeline McCoy

 

Ed Mathews Jr. Scholarship

Jessica Jackson

Kalia Rogers

 

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Adrienne Waymer-Dorsey

 

Ethelmae M. Lilly Nursing Memorial Scholarship

Rebecca Mueller

 

Fanny Louise Sullivan Sine Henderson Scholarship

Deborah McClain

 

Florence B. Trueman Scholarship

Rachael Arce

Jeanine Arndt

Alesha Barreca

Amy Barrick

Blain Bartz

Lauren Belskie

Jessica Bly

Amanda Colee

Sarah Crane

Patrick Fitzwater

Kevin Holmes

Kevin Jackson

Terrance Jones

Alondra Lopez-Perez

Rachael Moats

Mary Moore

Raheem Omotosho

Erin Park

Tristan Serrao

Michaela Smith

Joshua Tettimer

Lindsey Thorne

Jarod Torney

Dayna Whitehouse

Brandi Wightman

 

Hank Willoughby Foundation Inc. Scholarship

Alesha Barreca

Benedict Batoon

Megan Bibbins

Melanie Breads

Rebecca Burr

Krista Caruso

Cindy Collins

Lesley Dillman

Nkemdiche Elele

Tabbatha Gantt

Jamyra Grymes

Rachel Hays

Brandy Hicklin

Marjorie Hill

Kelley Ingram

Rasheeda Johnson

Thomas Jones

Donovan Jones-Taylor

Rachel Kagle

Anna Kendall

Hope Kuhn

Emily Long

Alondra Lopez-Perez

Deborah McClain

Chelsea McCray

Cassandra Moncivais

Annalee Morin

Stephen Ngalim

Morgan Owens

Jaleel Phillips

Kenneth Polk

Kristin Richards

Tina Shepherd

Katlyn Sweeney

Zachary Teston

 

Helen and Henry Lawlor Scholarship

Honor Koontz

Hope Kuhn

Chanda McIver

 

Helen and Mickey Todd Scholarship

Benedict Batoon

Lindsey Bush

Henry Dent

Justina Gray

George Jenkins

Kristina Mueller

Samantha Parks

Brianna Puffenbarger

 

Home Towne Real Estate Scholarship

Sabrina Dobbins

Rachel Hays

Melissa Moy

Renae Thomas

 

International Systems Safety Society, Washington D.C. Chapter (ISSSWDC) Scholarship

Michael Bell

Scott Teed

 

  1. Ivey Cline Scholarship

Melanie Breads

Jamyra Grymes

 

Jack Love Sprague Scholarship

Rachael Moats

 

James C. Mitchell Nursing Scholarship

Lindsey Bowersox

Kristen Mattingly

Dai’jona McElvine

Samantha Parks

 

Jane Hale Sypher Scholarship

Jacqueline Davis

Shekera Grayson

Kindra Neal

 

Jaye S. Ives Freedom Scholarship

Michael Bell

Kindra Neal

Scott Teed

 

Jerome A. Zanelotti, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Ricky Cook

 

Joanne Zwick Nursing Scholarship

Jennifer Colosi

 

Kavetsky Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Stephen Ngalim

 

L.K. Farrall III Memorial Scholarship

Niquisha Keys

Honor Koontz

Seth Rison

Kalia Rogers

 

La Plata Rotary Club Trades and Energy Scholarship

Deven Stancil

 

LaVerda Francis and Richard Blair Scholarship

Alesha Barreca

Amy Barrick

Aimee Beardmore

Kiana Bopp

Jennifer Colosi

Gabriela Icaza

Oluwaseyi Kintunde

Rachael Moats

Luciana Naegele

Toni Scott

Tristan Serrao

Dawn Shamkin

Barbara Sheldon

Patrick Souder

Karen Tippett-Dillon

Jarod Torney

Brian Whitworth

 

Louis P. Jenkins Sr. Endowed Scholarship

Nkemdiche Elele

Tiffany Hemsley

Timothy Herbert

Cynthia Hood-Martinez

Talia Renfroe

 

Lucy Detig Student Success Endowed Scholarship

Tatianna Grantham

 

Marrick Homes CSM Foundation Golf Classic Scholarship

Corrine Fernald

Will Parr

Zach Wehausen

 

Marrick Properties Scholarship

Nicolas Hammond

 

Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA) Scholarship

Brenda Mackall

 

Maurice J. McDonough Endowed Scholarship

Shanielle Bundy

Michelle Collins

Robert Humphries

Katelyn Kimble

Vernicia Morgan

Amber Nelson

Eileen Parry

Sarah Persinger

Elise Reigle

Brandon Rhodes

Rebecca Stone

Kelsey Sweeney

Katlyn Sweeney

Yesenia Telleria

Amanda Wright

 

Maurice J. McDonough Foundation Annual Scholarship

Kathryn Newsome

 

McNelis Family Scholarship

Bradley Bears

 

McWilliams Family Endowed Scholarship

Erica Jones

Erin Park

 

Neale Chaney Slater Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Nikcole Russell

 

NRL Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Ashlyn Liverman

 

Nu Zeta Omega Scholarship of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Kristie Mattingly

Renae Thomas

 

Nyce Annual Scholarship

Patrick Fitzwater

Sana Qureshi

 

Old Line Bank Business Program Annual Scholarship

Christina Combs

Angelica Cusic

Kelsey Deale

Kyle Edelen

Joshua Griffith

Jessica Jackson

Isaiah Reeves

Joel Rogers

Joi Sullivan

 

Oreta Stinson Memorial Engineering Scholarship

Timothy Yelton

 

Patty Schwier and Norma LeFleur Scholarship

Anna Kendall

 

Paul Facchina, Jr. Scholarship

Henry Dent

 

Peter Cangelosi Memorial Scholarship

Sana Qureshi

Elena Wilcox

 

Professor Debra L. Wyvill Teacher Education Scholarship

Terrance Jones

Lilia Petropol

 

Rebekah Compton Boone and Vivian Bounds Edelen Scholarship

Kristin Richards

 

Russell Gordon Croft Endowed Scholarship

Brianna Puffenbarger

Kelsey Sweeney

 

Salome A. Howard Bar Association, Inc. Scholarship

Mary Goldring

Branden Herscher

Taylor Mitchell

Lee Adrian Tengco

 

Sidney John Francis Waugh Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Samantha Lancaster

Carrie Lovejoy

 

SMECO Future Engineers Endowed Scholarship

Matthew Eppley

 

Solomons Business Association Scholarship

Wyatt McDowell

 

Southern Maryland Women’s League Scholarship

Amy Barrick

Ariel Canaday

Erica Jones

Michaela Smith

 

Spring Dell Center Inc. Richard “Dick” Gregory Memorial Annual Scholarship

Jermaine Berrien

 

St. Mary’s County Government Annual Scholarship

Kaylee Burnett

Rebecca Burr

Jenna Courville

Nicholas Combs

Alyssa Dyson

Diana Ellis

Hannah Heathman

Brianna LaBrack

Amanda Mason

Holly Miller

Rebecca Mueller

Yeshliam Ortega Vega

Miranda Osborne

Britni Parker

Alex Peksa

Camille Prinkey

Samantha Richards

Lauren Robinson

Andrew Wallace

Gina Zanelotti

 

St. Mary’s County Government Endowed Scholarship

Zoe Lambert

Darlene Long

Cassandra Moncivais

Cynthia Murphy

Kenneth Polk

Catherine Smith

 

Susan N. Behmke Legacy Scholarship

Megan Bibbins

Lindsay Thompson

 

Thomas F. Goldsmith III Scholarship

Cindy Cruz

Kninique Fitzpatrick

Anne Maina

Allen Tengco

Lindsay Thompson

Kaitlin Walls

 

Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Scholarship

Francis Bowles

Ricky Cook

Mark Harmon

Cheyenne Roach

 

Tri-County 40/8 Nursing Scholarship

Melinda Smith

 

Virginia B. Darrow Memorial CSM Nursing Scholarship

Rachael Arce

 

Walter B. Grove II Memorial Art Scholarship

Nataline Beckley

Bryce Demby

William Watson

 

WFA Cancer Survivors and Friends Scholarship

Dakota Greening

 

Wigberto “Willie” Martinez Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Joshua Hicks

 

William D. Bauer Memorial Scholarship

Kevin Fersch

 

William Lyon Memorial Scholarship

Colleen Morrill

 

Zonta Rave Walk Scholarship in Memory of Gayle Cook

Anonymous (two recipients)

 

For information on creating or donating to a scholarship, visit http://foundation.csmd.edu/. To view a gallery of photos from the reception, visit http://csmphoto.zenfolio.com/16donorrecpt. For information on CSM scholarships, visit http://www.csmd.edu/costs-aid/credit-costs-aid/scholarships-financial-aid/scholarships/scholarship-finder/.

 

Calendar

CSM Scholarship Applications. Nov. 15-Dec. 17. Through the College of Southern Maryland’s Scholarship Finder online system, new and returning students can access and apply for CSM scholarships from Nov. 15-Dec. 17 for classes beginning in the spring 2017 semester. Applicants must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to begin the application process. Visit http://www.csmd.edu/scholarships.

 

CSM FAFSA Workshop. 1-3 p.m. Dec. 4. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. Center for Science and Technology (ST) Building, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Financial Assistance Department will provide one-on-one assistance to students and parents as they complete the 2016-17 or 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is the primary application for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Staff will assist families in completing the application. Students and parents need to bring 2015 tax information (W2 forms for parents and student, and federal tax form 1040, 1040A or 1040 EZ) and records of untaxed income, Social Security benefits and child support received or paid. Snow date Dec. 11. Reservations required. Visit http://www.csmd.edu/calendar/admissions/laplata/2016-12-4-FAFSA-Completion-Workshop.

 

CSM FAFSA Workshop. Noon-4 p.m. Jan. 8. Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. College of Southern Maryland Financial Assistance Department will provide one-on-one assistance to students and parents as they complete the 2016-17 or 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is the primary application for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Staff will assist families in completing the application. Students and parents need to bring 2015 tax information (W2 forms for parents and student, and federal tax form 1040, 1040A or 1040 EZ) and records of untaxed income, Social Security benefits and child support received or paid. Snow date Jan. 22. Reservations required. Visit http://www.csmd.edu/calendar/admissions/laplata/2016-12-4-FAFSA-Completion-Workshop.

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