CSM VP Tracy Harris tees off and wins big at veterans golf event

ORANGEBOURG, South Carolina –Just as members of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Hawks golf team took great honors this year, Tracy Harris, vice president of student equity and success at CMS, won first place in the senior family division at the Veterans Golf Association (VGA) tournament held in Orangeburg, SC on June 27.

The VGA is dedicated to enriching the lives of military veterans and their family members through the camaraderie and sportsmanship of golf, developing programs that enable members – who include active duty, retirees and members honorably discharged from the armed forces and their families – to compete, socialize and stay physically active. The VGA hosts over 450 local tournaments across the country each year, culminating in a VGA National Championship each fall.

Harris is an active member of the organization and participates in golf events and outings in Maryland, Virginia and around the country.

This commitment to veterans is something Harris brings to his professional life at CSM as well.

“I am dedicated to enriching the lives of veterans and their families, both in my professional life by helping to make CSM a military-friendly institution, and in my personal life by participating in fun and meaningful events like this here,” Harris said. “It was an honor to win this medal, but more importantly, it is an honor to support those who have served our country.”

CSM was recently recognized as one of the best post-secondary schools for military veterans and their spouses for the seventh consecutive review period. CSM also ranked in the top 10 small community colleges nationwide in the latest list determined by VIQTORY, a small business owned by veterans with disabilities.

“CSM is proud to partner with active duty military, veterans and military dependent students to ensure you get the maximum benefits available to them, said Laticia Ragin, Coordinator of Veterans Affairs (VA) from CSM. Ragin reported that CSM serves a large military population in southern Maryland due to the location of its central campus near many military bases and installations. “We are grateful to the men and women who have served and who continue to serve in the armed forces and we work hard to help our student veterans and their families in building or transitioning their careers.

To learn more about CSM’s assistance to veterans, visit https://www.csmd.edu/student-services/veteran-military/index.html.

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