College of Southern Maryland alumni are invited to the CSM Alumni & Friends Connection for dinner and to share insights at one of three focus group sessions. Ideas shared will directly impact how CSM alumni are served.

Dinners and focus group sessions will be held 6 p.m., March 7, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata; 6 p.m., March 9, Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room 216, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown; and 6 p.m., March 14, Prince Frederick Campus, Flagship Building, Room 119, Prince Frederick.

Jay Lilly, an alumnus of CSM, Class of 1975, and co-chair of the CSM Foundation Alumni Committee, is an advocate for maintaining ties with the college and with others who attended. “It is a great way to rekindle past friendships and relationships and to interact with fellow alumni to see what paths their lives have taken and allows you to expand your circle of friends,” Lilly said. It is a way to “expand your personal and professional contacts.”

Staying in touch with CSM also offers the opportunity to help make the college continue to improve. “What a great opportunity — give back to the college and its community that helped you build your foundation,” Lilly said. “Pay it forward for others to have the chance to excel and succeed.”

The upcoming CSM Alumni & Friends Connection events are free. A $50 gift card will be raffled at each event and there will be door prizes.

RSVP at csmd.edu/alumni. The college is also interested in hearing from alumni who can’t attend at csmd.edu/whereareyounow.