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November 7, 2016

Welcome to Monday Morning Mentions, an electronic communication from the campus of Coppin State University! Periodically on Mondays, we will share updates, highlight good news, and important events taking place on Coppin's campus.  We have much to be proud of at Coppin State University and I want all of us to share in the accomplishments of our university.   -

President Maria Thompson, Coppin State University 

  Doctor of Nurse Practice programs gets great reviews! 
C ongratulations to the College of Health Professions on a successful accreditation visit. Coppin’s Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) program has met all of the standards for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) with special notes about leadership and the dedication and academic prowess of our faculty. I thank Dr. Tracey Murray for her leadership. 

Large and growing.  Coppin State University experienced a 50% increase in the freshman class size. More and more students are choosing CSU for its programs, small class appeal, location, and affordability. 

Coppin State professor chimes in on NASA Launch 

Channel 13 (WJZ) enlisted the expertise of Coppin State professor, Dr. Stephen V. Providence to discuss the importance of NASA’s Wallop Island rocket launch mission to the International Space Station. Dr. Providence teaches computational mathematics and discussed the value of studying math and science for students seeking careers in aeronautical related fields. 

  B altimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby held a press conference at Coppin State’s Bishop Robinson Leadership Institute to announce a five-point plan to change how fatal police-involved shootings are investigated. Following the press conference, State’s Attorney Mosby held a panel discussion w ith her national counterparts and community representatives and discussed the plan with Coppin State’s criminal justice students and community advocates. 

Chief of Police Leonard Hamm, co-hosted a Town Hall meeting to discuss Police – Community Relations and Why Your Vote Counts.

Donors and Scholars brunch bought together the university’s largest individual donors. Scholarship recipients were able to meet the people who have invested in and made college possible for our students. This year, we also inducted 8 generous donors  into the Foundation Merit Scholarship program; Nu Gamma Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Harold and Carolyn A. Carey, Patricia Posner,  Shirley Hudson-Stokes, Dr. Beverly Downing, Joan Stevenson and her son, Doug Stevenson, Valerie Brown Traore, and Mary Scott Thompson.

Here they are; Mr. & Ms. Coppin State University. Class of 2017 Ms. Allexus Young &  Mr. Jerome Hill, Jr. Coronation ceremonies for the entire Royal Court were held during "I Love Coppin" week.  

New Athletic Director,  D erek Carter d iscussed  winning,  Coppin' s  top-notch athletic facilities, local recruiting, and building partnerships in an interview with Afro reporter, Mark Gray. Read More. AD Derek Carter
In  an effort to  revitalize baseball for Baltimore youth, our baseball team held a series of clinics at Frederick Douglass High School. As part of a national pilot program; “A Day in the Park”, more than 30 Coppin baseball players went through hitting and catching drills with kids from local area middle schools.  Many thanks to Coach Sherman who led the effort.  

Our softball team spent a Saturday in October to help build a neighborhood playground. Our team partnered with The Park Heights Community Association and Kaboom!; a national non-profit organization dedicated to seeing that kids are engaged in more active play. Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton were on hand.  

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