Calvert County Circuit Court Associate Judge Gregory Wells to Address CSM’s Spring Graduates

CSM Spring Commencement, May 16

The College of Southern Maryland will celebrate its 54th spring commencement at the La Plata Campus on May 16 with the keynote address to be provided by Calvert County Circuit Court Associate Judge Gregory Wells.

Wells was appointed to the 7th Judicial Circuit by Gov. Martin O’Malley in November 2012.

Wells served with distinction on the District Court of Maryland for District Four (Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties) since 2008. Prior to his first judicial appointment, he served as an assistant attorney general in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Attorney General’s Office and as state’s attorney for Calvert County, the first African American to serve in that position. Earlier in his career, he served as the domestic relations master in Calvert County, as a deputy state’s attorney for Calvert County and in various positions with the State’s Attorney’s Office for Prince George’s County.  

Born in Washington, D.C., Wells attended Gonzaga College High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in government at the College of William and Mary, and a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law. He worked as an associate for O’Malley, Miles, McCarthy & Harrell and McCarthy, Bacon, Costello & Stephens.

Wells is a member of CSM’s Advisory Board and an adjunct faculty member. He previously served on the board of directors for the Calvert County Literacy Council, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) and the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse.

He is recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Calvert Literacy Council, the Outstanding Service Award from CMM and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Calvert County Chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).

“I am honored to be the keynote speaker at the college's 54th Spring Commencement exercises,” said Wells. “Having taught at the college for several years, it has been my experience that the graduates are well prepared to enter the job market or continue with their academic careers. It will be pleasure to see and address this year's graduates as they embark on the next phase of their lives.”

CSM’s spring commencement activities will begin with an Honors Convocation at 6 p.m. on May 15 on the Administration (AD) lawn. A nurses’ recognition program begins at 1 p.m., May 16 in the Physical Education (PE) Center, with a reception immediately following on the upper level. The college’s commencement ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. May 16 on the AD lawn. Rain location for Honors Convocation and Commencement is the PE Center and tickets are required. Students have been provided tickets for guests to use in the event of inclement weather. A reception will follow the ceremony in the Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room, BI-113.

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CSM’s 54th Spring Commencement Ceremony.  6 p.m., May 16, College of Southern Maryland, Administration (AD) Building Lawn, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM students, faculty and staff will celebrate the 54th spring commencement ceremony May 16 with a keynote address by Calvert County Circuit Court Associate Judge Gregory Wells, and a reception to follow in the Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room BI-113. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will move to the Physical Education (PE) Center and tickets will be required. Nurses’ Recognition begins at 1 the PE Center with a reception to follow on the upper level. 301-934-7765 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7765 or