The College of Southern Maryland will celebrate its 11th winter commencement at the La Plata Campus, Jan. 14, with the keynote address to be provided by Mayo A. Shattuck III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Constellation Energy.
In 2008, Constellation Energys nuclear subsidiary selected CSM to be part of a Nuclear Energy Institute national pilot program to receive and implement a nuclear engineering technology training curricula leading to an associate of applied science degree. CSM is one of only seven community college partnerships to be chosen for the pilot program.
The company has provided personnel to assist in the design of the college's nuclear energy training laboratory to be located at the Prince Frederick Campus. Additionally, it has provided funding for CSMs new Career Starters welding program and for the purchase of equipment to be used in the nuclear energy technician training program. The company also committed to establish a scholarship fund to provide tuition assistance for students enrolled in the Nuclear Engineering Technology degree program.
“The college's interaction with Constellation Energy is a model of what a partnership can be, said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. The relationship illustrates a win-win situation that will benefit the company, CSM, and the region. We are most grateful for the companys wonderful support.”
Born in Massachusetts, Shattuck earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College and a master of business administration from Stanford University, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar. He received an honorary doctor of public service degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) for which he serves as chair of its board of visitors.
Shattuck is a director of Gap Inc. and Capital One Financial Corporation. He is a member of the board of the Edison Electrical Institute, the Nuclear Energy Institute and is vice chair of the board of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. He is a trustee with Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Winter commencement activities on Jan. 14 include a nurses recognition program beginning at 1 p.m., in the Physical Education Center, with a reception immediately following in the Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room BI-113. The colleges commencement ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Physical Education (PE) Center. A reception will follow the ceremony in BI-113. Flowers will be available for purchase in the PE Center. Inclement weather date is Jan. 15.
CSM, founded in 1958, is the fifth largest community college in Maryland. In its 50-plus year history, the college has grown to be the centerpiece of Southern Maryland becoming an integral part of the community it serves with campuses in Calvert, Charles and St. Marys counties and nearly 23,000 credit and continuing education students annually. From a first graduating class of four in 1960, the college celebrates more than 17,000 graduates.
For information on commencement activities, call 301-934-7790 Ext. 7009, 301-934-2251 Ext. 7009 or visit www.csmd.edu/commencement/.