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An assistant coach for the College of San Mateo track and field team, Smith will participate in the long jump at the United States Olympic trials at Hayward Field on the campus of University of Oregon June 21-30.

The spring semester has been exciting and rewarding for College of San Mateo’s athletic teams. Our student-athletes have shown exceptional dedication, skill, and sportsmanship across all sports, achieving remarkable records and accolades. Additionally, many teams have significantly contributed to our community, embodying the spirit of service and unity.

College of San Mateo concluded the spring semester with its 102nd Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 24. The iconic College Heights Stadium was abuzz with excitement as it welcomed hundreds of graduates from CSM’s Class of 2024. A total of 1,520 degrees and certificates were awarded, symbolizing the hard work and dedication of the graduating class. The stands were filled with the cheers of friends and family members, creating a vibrant atmosphere as the graduates entered the stadium and took their seats on the field.

College of San Mateo is headed to a 10th consecutive 3C2A state softball finals tournament May 16-19 at West Valley College in Saratoga. The Lady Bulldogs (38-5) rolled past longtime rival Ohlone College, 8-1 and 8-0 (6 innings), in the Mother’s Day weekend Super Regional tournament at their home Tom Martinez softball complex.

On April 20, 2024, College of San Mateo’s Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program proudly presented its Second Annual Day of Science in collaboration with the Community College Outreach Program (CCOP) at Stanford University. This vibrant event showcased the remarkable journeys of our MESA students, from scientific discovery to career exploration in STEM fields.

The College of San Mateo softball team is headed back to a very familiar place. Thanks to a two-game sweep of No. 10-seed Ohlone College in the Northern California Playoffs Super Regional, second-seeded CSM is headed back to the 3C2A State Championships for the 10th consecutive season. The Bulldogs opened the series on Friday with an 8-1 victory and closed it out with an 8-0 mercy-rule win in six innings on Saturday.

International CSM student Alexandra Szabo has been immersed in NASA’s Psyche Inspired internship program. As part of the program, she delved deep into the mysteries of space under the mentorship of Arizona State University’s faculty and NASA’s finest.

The Lady Bulldogs rediscovered their pitching mojo Friday to finish off a sweep in the opening round of the California Community College Athletic Association Softball Northern Regional playoffs.

On April 22, 2024, as part of California Community College’s Black Student Success Week, CSM’s Title V Grant team hosted an event to celebrate our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) while spotlighting Black excellence in higher education.

Following a national search, San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Chancellor Melissa Moreno has announced that she will recommend Dr. Manuel Alejandro Pérez to the Board of Trustees as the next president of College of San Mateo (CSM). The Board of Trustees will take formal action on Dr. Pérez’s appointment at their meeting on May 22, 2024.