2023 Honors Program Graduates
The Honors Program recognized the many accomplishments of its graduating seniors at its annual End-of-Year Recognition Ceremony on May 4, 2023. The 2023 graduates were acknowledged for their scholarship, commitment to graduate school preparation, and professional development.
To mark the completion of the Program, each senior received a plaque and the Honors Program graduation medallion. From this group, six seniors—Sofia Dirie, Rone Green, Chika Iwuji, Lynn Porter, Jamie Reed, and Torree Webb--received the University’s coveted Distinguished Eagle Award for having earned the highest grade point averages in their majors.
The Honors Program congratulates the following graduating seniors:
Beatrice Asante (Biology—Upper-Division Scholar) has the professional goal of helping and connecting with people as a Physician Assistant. Upon graduation, she is planning to work as a phlebotomist to earn patient contact hours in preparation for a Physician’s Assistant program.
Sofia Dirie (Political Science—Fanny Jackson Coppin Scholar) will be receiving full tuition to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law, having successfully completed the Fannie Angelos Program sponsored by the institution. Completing the requirements for her degree in three years, Ms. Dirie received the Honors Program’s highest recognition—the medal of achievement—and graduated magna cum laude.
Michael Dorcean (Biology—Eagle Scholar) has not only performed well academically, but he has received recognition and awards for his contribution to Coppin’s baseball team. Mr. Dorcean will be working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at RPM Baseball in Maspeth, NY, after interning as an athletic trainer during the summer of 2022.
Gionni Gibson (Entertainment Management—Honors Associate Scholar) is an early completer of the Honors Program, fulfilling the requirements of both the Honors Program and her degree program in three years. Ms. Gibson has fielded offers from a number of companies including Tri-State Financial Advisors, Enterprise, Advanced Axis, and Florida Financial Advisors. Ms. Gibson has decided to join Enterprise and plans to continue her studies for real estate licensure. Ms. Gibson graduated magna cum laude.