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College to Honor Gottfried’s Legacy

College to Honor Gottfried's Legacy

Dr. Brad Gottfried and his contributions to the College of Southern Maryland will be celebrated at a June 3 event at CSM’s Regional Hughesville Campus. Dr. Gottfried will be stepping down as CSM’s president after serving 11 years in that position. The Celebrating a Career, Building Futures event is a chance to say farewell to Gottfried and to honor his legacy.

“This will be a great evening of fun and celebration,” said Nancy Hempstead, chairwoman of the event. “We will be celebrating Dr. Gottfried and his wonderful career and his commitment to the overall community. We have a great band, GrooveSpan, to entertain us, great food, plenty of exciting raffle items, plus a great crowd to celebrate with.”

GrooveSpan at CSM Gottfried Event

GrooveSpan will provide music at CSM’s Celebrating a Career, Building Futures, a June 3 celebration of CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried’s 11 years of leadership at the college.

Proceeds from the evening will be used to establish the Gottfried Building Futures Scholarship for workforce training students in the areas of business, construction and skilled trades, cybersecurity/IT, health care, hospitality, and transportation.

“Students who pursue workforce development [non-credit] programs do not generally have access to government grants. As a result, many citizens are denied an education because of the cost,” Dr. Gottfried said. “The Gottfried Building Futures Scholarship will go a long way toward addressing this issue in a very positive way. I am especially grateful to our college partners who have provided assistance to these students in the past and who are contributing to this new scholarship fund.”

Appointed CSM’s fourth president in 2006, Dr. Gottfried has had a significant impact on the college, including expanding the college with the new campus, increasing CSM’s partnerships and articulations and keeping higher education affordable and accessible.

Dr. Gottfried has worked with the community’s businesses to address their needs and critical shortages. CSM has helped put Southern Marylanders to work by launching new programs in cybersecurity, nuclear engineering technology, robotics, medical laboratory technology, digital media production, and the trades.

In addition to the CTET, the college has experienced growth with new facilities on all of the campuses during Dr. Gottfried’s tenure, including a wellness and aquatics center at the Leonardtown Campus, a second building at the Prince Frederick Campus and renovations that expanded facilities at the La Plata Campus, including the Business Building and Community Education Building.

Upon Dr. Gottfried’s arrival to CSM, the college had its first major gifts campaign, exceeding its goal and raising $7.7 million. He and his wife, Linda, invest in both an annual and an endowed scholarship fund at CSM every year, and now as part of the college’s $10 million Impact Campaign, they have made a leadership gift of $110,000 in cash and a deferred gift to the CSM Foundation that reflects their passion for education. Of their gift, $10,000 is directed to their annual scholarship with the remainder to be directed to the Bradley and Linda Gottfried Endowment Fund as part of their living trust to the CSM Foundation.

For ticket information for CSM’s Celebrating a Career, Building Futures event as well as information on sponsorship opportunities, click here.

The current list of sponsors benefiting the Gottfried Building Futures Scholarship include (Supervisor level) ProFlex Physical Therapy and (Project Manager level) Barbara C. Scotland, owner, BCS Properties LLCs; Community Bank of the Chesapeake; SMECO; and Walter and Jane Grove.

Additional sponsors include (Foreman level) Chesapeake Potomac Healthcare Alliance, Christine R. Wray and John Felicitas, Dr. Daniel Mosser, Hughesville Business & Civic Alliance, Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Scheibel Construction, Shah Associates, and Southern Maryland Women’s League; (Journeyperson level) Bailey’s Party Rentals and Bailey’s Catering, Bob and Birdie Shannon, Burch Oil Co, CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services Inc., Charles County Department of Economic Development, Coldwell Banker Jay Lilly Real Estate, Comcast, Glen and Barbara Ives, Grimm + Parker Architects, Marianne Harms, Mason Investment Advisory Services, Nancy Hempstead, Rene Cunningham and Gerry Van De Velde, Vyalex Management Solutions and Washington Gas a WGL Company; and (Apprentice level) 3RGI, Rapid Response Research Group Inc., Chelsea Brown and Erika Abell, Chris Rush and Mark Posten, Chuck and Kim Rosenfield, Dixie Miller and Jim Ritter, James and Sharon Buckler, Kim and Greg Yellman, Mary and Warren Krug, R. Reeves, Sharp’s Contracting LLC, Shasho Consulting P.A. Commercial Real Estate, The Patuxent Partnership, and W.M. Davis Inc.

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