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Focus on Gratitude: Caring & Improving

I have been privileged to work with COCM for quite a few years.  When I reflect on my career and on discussions with peer, I am grateful that COCM truly values its’ employees. COCM is hands down, in my opinion, the best when it comes to caring about employees and putting programs in place to…

Focus on Gratitude: Blessed with Talent

I recently celebrated my 15th year with COCM.  When I came to work for COCM, I had a plan of working for 3-5 years with a private company and then returning to a university, but that never happened. I found my professional home. I am grateful to have found a place where I have been able to grow, continue…

Focus on Gratitude: Friendships Made

As I think back over the years I have worked at COCM, I am grateful in many ways for God’s blessings on my life and work here.   I am grateful that while I was still working with Capstone Development, Doug Brown got me involved in Fresh Eyes Consulting, which was not only an opportunity for professional development, but also a chance…

Focus on Gratitude: Good Problems

I’m thankful for the all the problems that create the need for COCM.  That probably sounds confusing because who welcomes a problem, but if it weren’t for schools wanting their residential students to have an exceptional experience while living on campus, we wouldn’t exist.  And if it weren’t for all the different problems that are…

Gratitude: What We’re Grateful For As We Reflect on Our Past 20 Years

I must confess talking about this stuff is not my strength. I was present twenty years ago at the beginning of what is now COCM. I was coming off a terrible career decision which led me to my first experience with unemployment. I needed a paycheck, an identity boost, and I needed to feel successful again.  Joining Capstone…

COCM Selected as Student Housing Management Partner at Marywood University

SCRANTON, Pa.,  – COCM (Capstone On-campus Management) is excited to announce its partnership with Marywood University to provide residence life and occupancy management services at the University, effective Dec. 1, 2023. With this new partnership, Marywood University is positioned to enhance its student housing experience and further align residence life efforts with institutional goals, aimed at supporting students from day…

Strategic Leadership Promotion Sets The Tone For COCM’s 20th Year In Business

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., – COCM is excited to announce the promotion of Jeremy Biddy to Executive Vice President for Operations. Jeremy has been with COCM since 2008 and has consistently demonstrated an outstanding work ethic, dedication, and leadership. Over the course of 15 years, Jeremy worked under COCM veteran Sandy Hill until her December 2022 retirement. During his career with COCM, he has…

The Suites on Paseo Student Housing Announces Rebrand as ‘the Essential’, Adopts A New Team, and Creates a Stronger Focus on Student Success.

As San Diego enters another academic year and college students pour in from around the country, and world, the popular Suites on Paseo student housing facility has rebranded as the Essential to fill a much-needed void in off-campus housing offerings: Affordable living focused on student success. The Essential isn’t just a name change but refreshed…

COCM Awarded Management of 929 Apartments in Eager Park located near Johns Hopkins University Medical Campus

COCM (Capstone On-campus Management) has been selected by EBDI (East Baltimore Development, Inc.) to manage 929 Apartments in Eager Park adjacent to the Johns Hopkins University Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The 572-bed community serves the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and School of Nursing at JHU. The 929 Apartment community is a 20-story…

COCM Announces Vallyn Merrick as the 2021 Womxn’s Alliance Leadership Award Recipient

Capstone On-Campus Management (COCM) is proud to announce this year’s Womxn’s Alliance Award for Leadership recipient, Vallyn Merrick. Award recipients are higher education leaders in the student housing profession and beyond, who prioritize educating and engaging with other womxn leaders nationwide. This award recognizes an individual who cultivates connections for womxn, navigates barriers through education &…

Summer Conferences on Campus: Recovery Starts Today

In the post, Summer Conferences on Campus: More than Extra Dollars, we explored the value proposition of summer conferences and what it brings to campus in addition to revenue. Understanding the full value proposition of summer conferences is important because it create the imperative of what we need to do next, which is focus on recovery.…