January 2018
Welcoming 2018 with a Focus on Middle States Reaccreditation!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! As we welcome the new year, we also welcome the opportunity to be reaccredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

MSCHE is a voluntary, nongovernmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to promoting standards of excellence and improvement in higher education. Since 1962, Coppin State University has been continuously accredited by MSCHE, and our next site visit will take place mid-February.

In preparation for our upcoming evaluation, we initiated an extensive self-study process. The resulting report provides a comprehensive review of our progress and accomplishments over the last decade. We have continuously worked to achieve our mission of providing educational access and diverse opportunities for students through excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement thus preparing analytical, socially responsible, lifelong learners.

As we continue to build on a rich legacy of empowering students, promoting community revitalization, and strengthening relationships with local, national, and global partners, we look forward to the opportunity to identify additional strengths and challenges that will keep Coppin State on a positive trajectory of improvement. For more information about our reaccreditation process, please visit our website at Countdown to Accreditation!
Hrabowskis Make Scholarship Commitment
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski and his wife Jackie committed $100,000 to fund the Freeman and Jacqueline Hrabowski Endowed Scholarship at Coppin State University. Dr. Hrabowski has served 25 years as president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. However, his first ten years in Maryland Public Higher Education were spent at Coppin and he has shown unwavering love and support for Coppin and its mission.
 
Hrabowski came to Coppin in 1977 as a professor of math and dean of the school of arts and sciences. He became vice president for academic affairs in 1981 and served in that capacity until 1987 when he moved to UMBC as vice provost. Hrabowski has received numerous honors and accolades, including being named as one of Time Magazine's Most Influential Americans in 2012.

Words cannot express our gratitude to Freeman and Jackie for their continuing commitment to Coppin.
Charitable Donations Increase Student Scholarships

Coppin's Foundation Merit Scholarship (FMS) Program supports high achieving students who have a demonstrated commitment to academic pursuits. FMS began in 2012 and support for the program has increasingly grown. Through generous donations starting at $25,000 , FMS Scholarships are among the most prestigious offered by the University.

Since the October 2017 induction ceremony, we have received new commitments from Drs. Randy and Freda Lewis Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carey, Dr. Yvette Rooks, Dr. Leontye Lewis, and Ms. Gwendolyn Lindsay. Additionally, two anonymous donors and a new matching challenge commitment have been made. This brings the number of FMS scholarships to 41. Our thanks and gratitude go out to all who are helping to make the Coppin experience more available to students who have demonstrated academic success.
Spring Open House
to Coincide with
 2018 Homecoming

Coppin State University will celebrate its annual Homecoming with a week-long schedule of events from February 12 - 18 . There will be something for everyone, and more information is available at Homecoming 2018.

We are also excited to host our annual spring Open House on February 14 . Students interested in attending Coppin State should register now for a day filled with events and activities designed to showcase the best the university has to offer.

Parents and families are encouraged to attend and learn more about all that Coppin has to offer. The Office of Admissions will provide on-site admission, and the Office of Financial Aid will offer individual on-site consultations.

For more information about aligning your goals with what Coppin State has to offer; register here: Open House.

Student Highlight 
Coppin State junior, early education major and our Ms. Coppin, Gillen Saunders, is running for Ms. HBCU Queen. Gillen is a tenacious student and staunch advocate for children and children rights. Ebony Magazine will feature HBCU Queens with the most votes. Please support Gillen by voting for her until January 20th.

You can read more about Ms. Coppin and cast your vote at Ebony Queen.

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Coppin State University is an urban, comprehensive, and Historically Black Institution. Building on a legacy of excellence in teacher preparation in the metropolitan community, the university offers quality undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education, liberal arts, health professions, and STEM-related disciplines.