CSM Director of Administrative Services for Prince Frederick Campus Gladys Jones was honored with the Concerned Black Women (CBW) of Calvert Countys Harriet Tubman Woman of the Year Award on October 8 in Chesapeake Beach. (Submitted photo)
LA PLATA, Md. (November 10, 2011)—College of Southern Maryland Director of Administrative Services for Prince Frederick Campus Gladys Jones was honored with the Concerned Black Women (CBW) of Calvert Countys Harriet Tubman Woman of the Year Award on Oct. 8.
To receive this award in Calvert County, a community with countless women committed to serving others, is indeed a wonderful honor, said Jones.
All of us at the Prince Frederick Campus are delighted that Gladys was given this great honor by the CBW, said CSM Vice President and Dean of the Prince Frederick Campus Dr. Richard Fleming. This award recognizes the contributions Gladys has made to the college, to the campus, and to our community. She has helped the Prince Frederick Campus grow from a series of trailers to the wonderful Flagship Building we have today. Gladys continues to help us serve our students and help them achieve their educational goals.
A lifelong resident of Calvert County, Jones was recognized for her years of service to the community through her involvement in various organizations. She currently serves as the chair of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the United Way of Calvert County Finance Committee, serves on the 5th Congressional District Womens Network Advisory Committee, serves on the Calvert County Compensation and Review Board, and is secretary of the National Congress of Black Women, Calvert County Chapter.
A graduate of Calvert High School, Jones earned a bachelors degree in business administration and a masters degree in public administration from Sojourner-Douglass College.
Jones has worked at various positions at CSM since 1992.
Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist and humanitarian who worked to rescue escaped slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses used as the Underground Railroad prior to and during the Civil War.
Just as Harriet Tubman assisted many individuals into unfamiliar, but successful territories, I remain committed to navigating the way for first-generation college-bound students and serving as a cheerleader for returning adult students as they travel on their educational paths to freedom, said Jones.
CBW serves Calvert County through the establishment of scholarship programs, public leadership and development and participation in the governmental decision making process with a mission of improving the quality of life of families and impacting the local community.