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Read the latest updates on The San Mateo County Community College District implementation of its new constituent relationship Management (CRM) tool.

CSM’s SparkPoint Center has a shiny new home in the Center for Equity, Leadership, & Community (Building 17). With a fully stocked food pantry and an a convenient new location, SparkPoint is ready to continue serving CSM and the broader community.

The CSM chapter of the national Phi Theta Kappa honor society earned national recognition in 2019. The Honor Society achieved “Five Star” status, which is PTK’s highest level of club activity and engagement.

The Assessment Committee and the CTL will be working to improve assessment support, and to continue to make the process meaningful, well-integrated into institutional routines, and non-onerous.

Dennis Tordesillas, longtime executive assistant to the vice president of student services, will serve as executive assistant in the SMCCCD Facilities Planning, Maintenance & Operations Department through the end of March 2020.

The Center for Equity, Leadership, & Community will be the new home of the Promise Scholars Program, Student Life & Leadership, SparkPoint and its food pantry, Mana, Umoja, Puente, the Honors Project, and Project Change.

SMCCCD continues its implementation of a robust Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Here is the December update.

The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) libraries will be moving to a new statewide online catalog December 20, 2019. The state catalog, called OneSearch, will be shared by 112 of the state’s 114 community colleges.

CSM students can now buy their textbooks with credit from their existing financial aid plan. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (650) 574-6147 for more information.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named College of San Mateo as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in learning, completion rates, employment rates and earnings, and equity—15 percent of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply for the Aspen Prize.