CSU National Alumni Association
The Coppin State University National Alumni Association (CSUNAA) serves as the Ambassador Arm of the University existing to extol the virtues of Alma Mater. The National Alumni Association should be empowered to assist the administration in shaping the image and future directions of the institution. The CSUNAA will exercise recruitment initiatives in an effort to promote the University to prospective students. The CSUNAA will foster positive relationships in and among its membership and will work with the University to aid in the growth and development of its students and the institution. The CSUNAA will serve as facilitators in the ongoing effort of providing financial support to the University and to assist the University in its many fundraising efforts.
For all inspiration Alma Mater has brought me through the years that are past, and for all the brightness that Alma Mater will shed along my path in the future, continuing to give direction and meaning to my life in order that I might help others find meaning in living and serving, I am grateful.
And for these gifts, I pledge everlasting loyalty, love and devotion.
Always I shall be a faithful and active member of the Association of Alma Mater and shall do all within my power to support her plan, spread her name abroad, and expand her membership, and keep her first among all organizations.
The CSUNAA will:
- exercise recruitment initiatives in an effort to promote the University to prospective students
- foster positive relationships in and among its membership and will work with the University to aid in the growth and development of its students and the institution
- serve as facilitators in the ongoing effort of providing financial support to the University and to assist the University in its many fundraising efforts
It is an honor to serve a second term as the President of Coppin State University National Alumni Association (CSUNAA), to work with our university administration, staff, and supporters as the representative of our many CSU alumni. I share this honor with the 2018-2020 CSUNAA Executive Board: Sandra Bell Edmonds ‘69, 1st Vice President; Shaquille Carbon ‘16, 2nd Vice President; Joseph Lewis ‘72, Treasurer; Delnora Kelly ‘06, Recording Secretary; Da’Nai Bennett, Student Representative, VP of SGA, Dijonee Chester ’17, Parliamentarian; Torri Carter ‘99, Sergeant-at-Arms; Elise H. Collier ‘75, Immediate Past President (2014-2016); and Marcia Cephus ‘05, Director, Alumni Affairs.
We are excited about our university and are committed to its mission, vision, and values. Each of us has a story to tell of how Coppin State has impacted our lives and strengthened our stance as lifelong stakeholders in the university and our community. Over the next two years we encourage you to connect and support Coppin State University. There are so many ways to do so: support our annual membership drives, become a life member of the alumni association, attend the many campus events, sign up for alumni emails/news, support the athletic programs, mentor a student, recruit students, tell your story of inspiration, volunteer, and participate in our quarterly alumni meetings.
I ask that you reflect on your time at Coppin and how this institution has allowed you to reach new and exciting heights. Together, we can continue that rich legacy of support and inspiration for others.
It will be a great pleasure to see you at upcoming events, to receive your input, and to share in the continued growth of our illustrious Coppin State University.
In Eagle Pride,
Mary E. Owens-Southall ‘75
Alumni President 2018-2020
CSU National Alumni Association Elections
The Coppin State University National Alumni Association (CSUNAA) is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 election. Coppin alumni have elected the following officers who will represent them on the Executive Board*. Please join us in congratulating:
- Leticia ‘Tish’ Madry, President
- Torrion ‘Torri’ Carter, First Vice President
- Grace Snowden, Second Vice President
- Sha'Nika Lewis, Parliamentarian
- Dawn Kemp, Sergeant-at-Arms
*The Treasurer and Recording Secretary will be appointed. The names of write-in candidates for these positions will be shared with the incoming officers for consideration in the decision-making process. The incoming executive board will be installed at the next CSUNAA General Body Meeting on Wednesday, August 18th at 6:30pm.
Nominations and Election Timeline
|Fri, June 18||Nominations due; Requests for paper ballots must be received by the CSUNAA|
|Fri, June 25||Slate of Officers Presented; Paper ballots mailed (by request only)|
|Wed, July 7||Candidates Forum (virtual session to meet the candidates)|
|Tue, July 13||Paper ballots must be received by the CSUNAA|
|Wed, July 14||CSUNAA Election Day (online voting only).
*Only current financially active alumni association members may vote*
|Fri, July 16||2021-2023 CSUNAA Officers Announced|
|Wed, August 18||New officers installed|