August 30, 2016

Stars Are Out to Support Walden Sierra

Walden Sierra fundraiser 2016

Walden Sierra’s The Stars Are Out Tonight is the organization’s third fundraising evening of strolling entertainment to bolster the nonprofit agency’s services. It will be held Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Olde Breton Inn at 21890 Society Hill Road in Leonardtown. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

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CSM Veterans Lounge Gets Facelift

Veterans Lounge

College of Southern Maryland has created a space for student veterans to relax, study, and be with their peers on the La Plata campus, and US Rep. Steny H. Hoyer recently visited the campus to check it out. The Veterans Lounge includes computers, work tables, a projector and podium for lectures, and a comfortable seating area to give students a place to connect with fellow military veterans, study, gather, and support each other.

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Online Competition Winners Announced


For several years now, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer has been hosting the Member Online All-Star Competition in Congress, where Democratic members of the House compete for the most new social media followers, and the 2016 members have just been announced.

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New Phase of Road Work to Begin Aug. 15

FDR Phase 1B

FDR Boulevard road work is continuing, and drivers in that area should expect delays in the coming weeks. Driving on FDR Boulevard, First Colony Boulevard near the First Colony Shopping Center, and Old Rolling Road might be a little bit more difficult and require some planning as the construction progresses and FDR gets closer to completion.

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Hoyer Speaks at Roundtable on Veterans


The College of Southern Maryland has found a unique way to make students who are former military feel welcome on the La Plata campus, and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer recently visited this Veterans Lounge to participate in a roundtable discussion on veterans issues.

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Walls Earns Regents Scholarship to UMBC


James Walls, a graduate of College of Southern Maryland, has been named a Gross Regents Scholar, earning a scholarship to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Walls is a 21-year-old Hughesville resident.

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Professor Earns Faculty Excellence Award

Faculty Excellence

Tara McManaway is the recipient of this year’s Annual Faculty Excellence Award Honoring Permanent Faculty at the College of Southern Maryland. Ms. McManaway is a professor and coordinator of the massage therapy program at the college.

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SMECO, MedStar Awarded for Wellness


Two local businesses have been recognized for their wellness efforts. In June, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital were honored by Van Mitchell, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, for their excellent accomplishments in work-site health promotion.

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Register for Veterinary Assistant Class

veterinary assistant program CSM

Registration is now open for the College of Southern Maryland’s veterinary assistant program, and this 10-month training will get students on the path to a career in this fast-growing field. The program begins in August and is completed with five classes, taking less than a year.

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Hoyer Wants to Restore Faith in America


House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer is working to find ways to renew the faith of the American people in their government.

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