Hello from Coppin State! 

May 1, 2017

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 

Juan Dixon named Coppin State’s new head men’s basketball coach!  

"I would like to thank Dr. Maria Thompson and Mr. Derek Carter for giving me an amazing opportunity. My vision is to take our University to the next level."  Read more: Juan Dixon   

You're Invited!

The 2017 Commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 in the Physical Education Complex arena.

The morning ceremony will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for undergraduate and graduate students from the following colleges:
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences and Education

The afternoon ceremony will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate and graduate students from the following colleges:

  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Business

All are welcome to attend. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Congratulations to Dr. Hany Sobhi, Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Chemistry, Associate Professor Organic & Clinical Chemistry and Director of the Center for Organic Synthesis who has orchestrated  an agreement between Coppin State University and the US Army Research Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground and Edgewood Arsenal. The research project will involve both Coppin's center for organic synthesis and Edgewood's chemical biology laboratory. 

The CSU Golf Classic is less than a month away.

  • Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
  • Location: University of Maryland Golf Course
  •  3800 Golf Course Road
  • College Park, MD 20742
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $150.00 per Golfer | $100 Golf Clinic Registration

The golf classic supports the Senior Opportunity Scholarship (SOS) program at Coppin State. The SOS program has helped 148 seniors  on their path toward graduation. Be sure and contact Sherrye Larkins at slarkins@coppin.edu to reserve your place. 

Today, we launched our "TRANSFERmation Campaign!" You'll see signs like the poster above around town on buses, subway, light rail and billboards. Transfer Thursday is an opportunity to become familiar with Coppin State University directly from faculty advisors and current students.  The day includes on-site admissions, financial aid information, and a pre-advisement review of transcript(s). Coppin State University will help you thrive and be better prepared for the challenges in today’s world and society.

Transfer students immediately blend into a vibrant educational atmosphere and benefit from research, leadership, and scholarship opportunities.

Transfer Thursday's are scheduled for May 4 and June 8. All sessions are from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Talon Center Atrium, 2nd floor. Parking is available in front of the Talon Center. Program begins at 6:00 pm. Interested ? Register HERE !

Congratulations to the College of Business, recipient of a $25,000 grant from PNC Bank to support the Coppin State partnership with Open Works.

Open Works brings together young entrepreneurs into a combined work space that allows for collaboration and growth. The College of Business will be establishing its Ingepreneurship Center at Open Works. Well done! 

I would also like to announce our two new Foundation Merit Scholarship Donors; Willey Timmons '89 and Maxine Gaskins '52.  

Foundation Merit Scholarships are awarded to our brightest stars; high achieving students who have a strong commitment to their academic pursuits. For a limited time, the Coppin State University Development Foundation is providing a 1:1 match for pledges of $25,000. Mr. Timmons and Mrs. Gaskins will be inducted during an annual ceremony that takes place during Fanny Jackson Coppin Week. We thank them for their support of Coppin State students.  

Frederick Douglass High
School Senior Receives 1st Fanny Jackson Coppin Scholarship!

Frederick Douglass High School principal, Kelvin Bridgers was on hand Saturday to accept the 1st Fanny Jackson Coppin Scholarship on behalf of high school senior, Mon Ko Au.  Au, an academic standout with a 4.2 GPA, is taking advantage of a dual enrollment program offered by Coppin State. Congratulations to Mon Ko Au on his accomplishments and a very bright future!  

Coppin Students at African American Museum of History and Culture

Coppin State and Howard University history students were part of the inaugural class of young scholars taught at the new Smithsonian African American Museum of History and Culture. They were taught by the Museum’s founding director, Dr. Lonnie Bunch. 

Coppin State Poets Perform at the Flower Mart! 

Coppin State University brings poets to the 2017 Baltimore Flower Mart on Friday, May 5th at the Peabody Conservatory Library. Poets will include an eclectic mix of poetic voices from Coppin's creative writing classes, the student organization WORD, and mentoring faculty.
Featured poets include:
Raina Allmond
Carla Flemmings
Zoey Howell-Brown
Devin McKeiver
Karen Minor
Femi Olorunfemi
Damion Scott
Dr. Roger Stritmatter
Dr. Kathleen Hellen

 The FlowerMart, one of the most popular events in the city, is a continuation of a tradition that began in 1911 to celebrate the rite of Spring. The link below provides event details and directions. http://www.flowermartmd.org/

WHEN: Friday, May 5th

TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Peabody Conservatory Library| 1
7 E. Mt Vernon Place| Baltimore, MD 21202

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