Last week, we celebrated the Class of 2022 during this year’s Commencement. As they gathered for their final walk across campus, dressed in navy blue and gold, their excitement could be seen in their smiles, as they embraced one another, and in their steps as they walked by the statue of Fanny Jackson Coppin and to the Physical Education Complex.
As they stepped onto the field, our graduates were surrounded by family and friends who have witnessed, firsthand, the setbacks they faced and breakthroughs they made during their educational journey. Our faculty, alumni, and CSU supporters also joined the celebration, having helped students along the way, or cheered them on from afar.
Baltimore Police Department Deputy Commissioner Sheree Briscoe (’20) shared the adversity she faced as a young mother, how and why she chose a life of service, and ultimately, how her journey led to higher education. Deputy Commissioner Briscoe encouraged us all to push past our fears and Be the Answer to the challenges we are facing individually and together. Her inspirational words are some that we can all carry forward into our futures.
Baltimore Police Department Deputy Commissioner Sheree Briscoe (second from right) receives the CSU Distinguished Eagle Trailblazer Award from President Jenkins (right). University System of Maryland Regent Mike Gill (left) and Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison join for the presentation.
Commencement was a chance for our graduates to reflect on their accomplishments. This celebration was also confirmation their hard work, tears, sleepless nights, and sacrifices were well worth it. It was my honor to shake their hands as they received their diplomas, and congratulate them on a job well done. I have no doubt the Class of 2022 will do great things as alumni of this great institution and continue to make us Coppin Proud.
Joined by First Lady Toinette Jenkins (center-left), 2022 graduates of the College of Health Profession’s Helene Fuld School of Nursing and School of Allied Health, pictured with faculty and staff, before the
School of Nursing pinning ceremony, on May 18, 2022.
2022 Coppin State University Baseball team celebrates after their MEAC Championship win
in Norfolk, VA, on May 21, 2022
CSU Baseball Wins
Congratulations to the Coppin State University Baseball! The Eagles defeated Delaware State University 18-12, on Saturday to capture their first championship since 1995, and a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
The Eagles will find out their position during the NCAA Baseball Selection Show, which will air May 30, at noon, on ESPN2. Find more on their victory and their road to the NCAA Tournament in the Baltimore Sun.
Kaylah Castillo (center) with Dr. Hany Sobhi (left)
and President Jenkins (right)
CSU Senior Honored for Research by American Chemical Society
Congratulations to Kaylah Castillo, who was recognized by the American Chemical Society and the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society for Outstanding Achievements and Excellence in Chemistry.
Kaylah has worked on multiple research projects as a student in the Center for Organic Synthesis, since Spring 2021. Her research involves the development of biomarkers for clinical diagnosis of metabolic disorder disease. Kaylah has received a number of awards for her research, including from the CSU Faculty Research and Development Conference for Excellence in Research and Presentation.
This summer, Kaylah will continue a research internship at the Center for Organic Synthesis, under the supervision of Dr. Hany Sobhi, founding Director of the Center for Organic Synthesis. Her work will be part of his research grant with the University of Arkansas, School of Medicine, and Arkansas Children Research Institute.
President Jenkins (center) with BGE Scholars
Mari Augustin (left) and Tochi Iwuji (right)
BGE Scholars Honored During Partnership Dinner
Earlier this month, BGE honored students from Bowie State University, Coppin State University and Morgan State University participating in the BGE Scholars program.
In 2021, each school received $200,000 in grant funding to provide $10,000 scholarships to full-time STEM students.
President Jenkins was on hand to congratulate CSU’s BGE Scholars, Marcelaine Augustin and Tochi Iwuji (’24) from Brandywine, MD.There were opportunities for scholars to meet and network with BGE and HBCU alumni, leadership, and staff during the dinner.
Teams from Coppin State University and Carroll Community College after the articulation agreement signing on the Coppin State University campus on May 17, 2022.
Coppin State Expands Partners in Education Program with Carroll Community College Agreement
Coppin State University signed an articulation agreement with Carroll Community College, on May 17. The agreement is designed to reduce barriers and increase access to a four-year degree for community college students interested in careers in business. The transfer agreement facilitates acceptance into Coppin State University’s College of Business, provided Carroll Community College students meet all admission requirements.
Students interested in participating in the transfer partnerships with Montgomery, Harford, or Carroll Community Colleges can contact Dr. Sadie R. Gregory, dean of the CSU College of Business, by email, at email@example.com.
West North Avenue Development Authority Meeting Tuesday, May 24
The next meeting of the West North Avenue Development Authority will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 1 p.m.
The public session begins at 1:00 p.m., followed by the closed session, beginning at
2 p.m. Questions/media inquiries should be directed to Chad Williams, Executive Director of the West North Avenue Development Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coppin State University to Participate in Mental Health First Aid Training for HBCUs
For Mental Health Awareness Month, the Maryland Department of Healthannounced that Coppin State University will participate in the Mental Health First Aid Training, a national certification program the trains individuals to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Health Association of Maryland are coordinating training efforts, and aim to train 20,000 faculty, staff, and students at Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
PNC Mobile Branch and Financial Literacy Lab Returns to Campus
The PNC Mobile Branch and Financial Literacy Lab returns to campus on
May 10, 2022 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
This partnership, led by the College of Business, aims to provide students and community members with expanded access to financial literacy education and banking services in West Baltimore.
The Mobile Banking Unit will be in Lot F, near the Talon Center, every other Tuesday, through June 21st.
Apply for Private Donor Awards
Here at Coppin State University, we are deeply committed to student success. We seek to increase access to opportunities and remove barriers that could prevent students from obtaining their degree. The Private Donor Award Program helps lessen the financial burden on students to increase student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. Assistance is available to students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need, thanks to our generous donors who support the Coppin State University Development Foundation. Students are eligible if they are:
Currently Enrolled undergraduate or graduate students
University System of Maryland Women’s Forum Scholarships and Awards
The Women’s Forum commends and celebrates the achievements of students, faculty, and staff from across the system through award and scholarship programs. All awards and scholarships are open to any individual regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. There are student scholarships, staff development awards, and faculty research awards available.
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