News Release, College of Southern Maryland

In February, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proclaimed 2019 as the Year of the Veteran in Maryland. The yearlong observance is to raise awareness of the brave service and sacrifice United States veterans and families have made for Maryland and the country.

Also in 2019 and for the fifth consecutive year, CSM was identified as a Military Friendly?®? post-secondary school for veterans and their spouses. The 2019-2020 Military Friendly?®? listing, which is determined by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business headquartered in Pennsylvania, honored CSM with the bronze distinction in VIQTORY’s latest listing. A bronze distinction school must score within 30 percent of the 10th best school in its category.

In February, when CSM was notified of this distinction, CSM Coordinator of Veteran Affairs Laticia Ragin reported that CSM serves a population of more than 700 veterans who use a variety of military benefits, with the majority being post 9-11.   

To read the original article visit: Thank You Veterans: CSM Creates Commemorative Coin to Recognize Students Who are Veterans

For more information about College of Southern Maryland’s Veteran Military Support Services, visit

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