Volume IV - Issue 3 | November 2017
Walbrook Mill Project Kick-Off
Coppin State University continues to advance on our institutional goal of developing external relationships and partnerships. Last month, Senator Barbara A. Robinson and I joined Governor Larry Hogan for an event to kick off the Walbrook Mill Redevelopment Project.

Formerly Walbrook Mill and Lumber, the 5+ acre site adjacent to the University at 2636 W. North Avenue is being developed into a four-story mixed-use complex that will include housing, retail space, a fitness center, a multipurpose center and lounge along with ample parking .

The Walbrook Mill Redevelopment Project is a part of the Governor's Project C.O.R.E. initiative to remove or transform blighted areas in Baltimore City and raise the quality of life for residents in Baltimore. To date, Project C.O.R.E. has demolished or stabilized more than 1000 units city-wide.

As an anchor institution in West Baltimore, Coppin State University applauds the Governor and the City Administration for the investment in the lives and future of our students and community partners.

Coppin's Strategic Partnership Wins Greater Baltimore Committee Award

A strategic partnership between PNC Bank, Coppin State, and Open Works Baltimore Collaborative won recognition during the 14th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards this November. The Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards are held by the Greater Baltimore Committee and recognize exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority businesses in greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Coppin's strategic partnership is the first relationship of its kind in the nation between a public HBCU and a maker of space such as Open Works Baltimore. The co-working space built by Open Works Baltimore is designed to nurture the next generation of small manufacturers and the College of Business students at Coppin State University (CSU). The partnership is launching the DataWorks Project pilot, which will engage community and university stakeholders in designing an infrastructure to illuminate specific data in the immediate footprint of CSU.

The DataWorks program has a unique opportunity to not only inform the community; but to advocate for public policy, connect key stakeholders and resources, and support economic growth and vitality.
Coppin and Northrop Grumman Cyber Warrior Diversity Program Certifies First Class

Coppin State students pursuing degrees in the tech fields were awarded their CompTIA A+ Certifications and Cyber Warrior Completion Certifications in a ceremony held November 1. The certifications are required by the Department of Defense (DOD) for cybersecurity work.  The certification training was provided by Baltimore-based tech company, Digit All City as a result of the DOD Mentor-Protege program. The CEO of Digit All City is Lance Lucas,

Coppin is pleased to be central in an effort to increase the number of skilled African-American cyber security graduates in the field.  
HBCU Technology Summit Presentation

Data-supported decision making is a hot topic across many campuses, and Coppin is at the center of that discussion. Recently, I was invited to be the featured speaker at the 1st Annual HBCU Technology Summit to share how Coppin State University has embraced descriptive and analytical data to increase education and operational outcomes.

The Higher Education community, overall, has become increasingly interested in Coppin State's application of what we call Data Democracy.  Just last month, I also visited the University of the District of Columbia and Stanford University in California to share about Coppin and how we are leveraging analytical tools to empower our campus. Our vision of becoming a leader in developing and using data analytics to improve student success has become a present reality.  
Coppin to hold Annual Veteran's Day Observance

  On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Coppin State University will hold its Annual Veteran's Day Observance in recognition of those who serve and protect.
 
This year, the committee will honor CSU veteran, Col. (R) Dave Patterson, Class of 1990, in addition to other enlisted student cadets who are now in pursuit of becoming commissioned officers. The activity will also highlight the Joint Battalion Military Science program, which is being led by LTC Willie Rodney, who assumed the command this past August.
 
The event will take place in the Parlett Moore Library from 3:30 -4:30 p.m. All are welcome as we recognize and honor those that have served our country. 
Child Care Access Means Parents in School

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has awarded the James Edgar McDonald Child Development Center at Coppin a $268,608 grant to support student parents.

The Early Learning Center housed on Coppin State's campus received the four-year grant from DOE's Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. CCAMPIS supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services.

The child development center was established in 2013 to address the needs of Coppin students and is part of the university's Cradle-to-Career continuum, designed to offer access points to education from pre-k through the doctoral degree.

Funding became available October 1, and the Center has already accepted its first student parent and plans to expand support to as many as twenty more parent students. 

Student Highlight 

Tyler Dawson is the first student to take advantage of Coppin's Early Learning Center's Grant to provide affordable daycare to college students.

Tyler, a senior accounting major, is a member of the Class of 2018. After receiving his accounting degree, Tyler plans to pursue an MBA and eventually a Juris Doctor degree.
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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