March 2018
You're Invited
Coppin Day in Annapolis

We will host our annual Coppin State University Day in Annapolis on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the House of Delegates. Stop by room 170 to visit with our students and faculty and learn about their current research projects, specific areas of study, important work in the community, and plans after graduation. Blood pressure screenings, demonstrations, and our famous Coppin Jeopardy board will be available for all. Lite fare and snacks will be provided. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you with news and updates from our campus. 
Coppin Grad, Gary Tuggle Appointed Deputy Commissioner

Friday, Baltimore City Police Commissioner DeSousa appointed Gary Tuggle ('90) to the post of Deputy Commissioner of Strategic and Support Services.

After graduation from Coppin State, Tuggle continued his studies at Johns Hopkins University.

He joined the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in 1992, working in large urban communities like Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, and his hometown of Baltimore City. Tuggle will assume his position in April 2018.

To read more about Tuggle's appointment, click here: Baltimore Sun
Bronze Bust Unveiling of
Barack Obama

Last month, Coppin State University unveiled a bronze bust of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, to commemorate President’s Day and African American History Month. Chancellor Robert Caret, Mayor Catherine Pugh, and other dignitaries were on hand for the unveiling of the lost-wax, bronze sculpture. Very special thanks to artist, Larry "Poncho" Brown, for his coordination and to the generous benefactors who made it possible. I also want to thank Coppin State alums, James and Florine Camphor, and the Coppin State University Development Foundation for making this gift possible.To read more about this event, visit this link: Bust Unveiling
Meet Sean Corbin: NBA Referee and Coppin State Alum

Sean Corbin, a Coppin State Class of 1990 graduate, entered the current basketball season as an NBA referee with 24 years of experience under his belt.

In a recent article on, Corbin recounts his time at Coppin State, discussing why he decided to attended an HBCU and the Coppin professor that he is still in contact with, nearly 30 years later. Corbin describes how he enjoyed "the unique cultural experience of attending an HBCU, where we were a part of an atmosphere of community and collaboration among the student body, professors, and faculty from diverse backgrounds." To read more about Corbin, visit this link:
Vice President Accepted to Millennium Leadership Institute
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Dr. Michael Freeman, has been accepted into the Millennium Leadership Institute (MLI) for 2018. The Institute, a leadership program offered by The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), identifies and prepares African-American, Latino, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islanders for career advancement, skill development, and networking opportunities. As a graduate of the Millennium Leadership Institute, I applaud Dr. Freeman on his acceptance and wish him continued success.
Special Thanks

The last month on our campus was filled with a flurry of activity. In addition to February being our Homecoming month, we hosted a Middle States Re- Accreditation team visit, held spring Open House, and celebrated African American History Month. None of this would have been possible without the support of our entire campus community. Special thanks to all of the students, faculty, alumni, staff, and administrators who contributed their voices, talent, and time to make last month possible. Your positive attitudes contributed to providing a welcoming environment for the many who visited our wonderful campus.
Current high school seniors, high school graduates, and college transfers interested in attending Coppin State University for the Fall 2018 semester are invited to attend Destination Coppin.

Representatives from the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and University Housing will visit Waverly, Oxon Hill, and Rockville to meet with prospective students. Interested students can register HERE .
Student Highlight 

 Coppin State Student Honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Monica Davis , a non-traditional Coppin State junior, m ajoring in Social Work with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Youth Development, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow. Monica is one of 268 students who make up the fellowship's 2018 cohort class who will spend the upcoming year "emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth."

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students "who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country."

The Newman Civic Fellowship is named after Frank Newman, co-founder of Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education. Congratulations, Monica!

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