Honors Program

Student Accomplishments

2022 Honors Program Graduates

The Honors Program recognized the accomplishments of its graduating seniors at its annual End-of-Year Recognition Ceremony on May 6, 2022.  This year’s program marked a welcome return to in-person acknowledgment of our scholars.  The Honors Program recognized the 2022 graduates for their strong academic performance, commitment to scholarship, and professional development.  

Each senior received a plaque and the Honors Program medallion that is to be worn at Commencement. From this group, three seniors—Desiree Carrizosa, Rebekka Hauri, and Sergiu Medesan--received the University’s coveted Distinguished Eagle Award for having earned the highest grade point average in each of their majors.  

The Honors Program congratulates the following graduating seniors:


Desiree Carrizosa

Desiree Carrizosa (English—Eagle Scholar) is admitted to the Master of Arts program in Education with a California Preliminary Teaching Credential at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She interned with the California Military Institute and Glen Avenue Elementary in Salisbury, MD, and she represented Coppin on our softball team. Desiree Carrizosa graduates summa cum laude and has received the Distinguished Eagle Award for having earned the highest grade point average among graduating seniors in the English major.  


Mikayla Doughty

Mikayla Doughty (Criminal Justice—Upper-Division Scholar) served as an intern with the Office of Public Safety and became a Harbor City Links Scholar as a Coppin student.  She has applied to the Master of Science program in Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore as well as to the Forensic Science program at Stevenson University. After completing her master's from the university of her choice, Ms. Doughty desires a position within the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent. Mikayla Doughty graduates magna cum laude.


Rebekka Hauri

Rebekka Hauri (Biology—Upper-Division Scholar) has worked as a research assistant in the Ophthalmic Research Laboratory in our Department of Natural Sciences and is a member of our volleyball team.  She has been recruited by Rollins College in Florida and will be pursuing a Master's in Public Health. Ms. Hauri will receive funding through an athletic scholarship, and she will take advantage of an additional year of eligibility on the college’s volleyball team. Graduating summa cum laude, Rebekka aspires to become a Biomedical Researcher and has received the Distinguished Eagle Award for having earned the highest grade point average among graduating seniors in the Biology major.     


Aryanna Huffnagle

Aryanna Huffnagle (Criminal Justice, December 2021—Upper-Division Scholar) is an early completer of the Honors Program and is serving in the United States Army, entering as a Second Lieutenant Infantry Officer.   Ms. Huffnagle graduates summa cum laude and has plans to pursue graduate research in military intelligence.


Kayla Macklin

Kayla Macklin (Management Information Systems—Honors Associate Scholar) will be working as an Information Technology Auditor with the United States Access Board in Washington, DC, where she previously completed an internship. Kayla Macklin graduates summa cum laude. 


Sergiu Medesan

Sergiu Medesan (Sport Management—Upper-Division Scholar) will assume the position of Head Tennis Coach at Break Tennis Club in Constanța, Romania upon graduation.  As an undergraduate, Mr. Medesan represented Coppin on our tennis team and was inducted into The National Society of Leadership and Success. The summa cum laude graduate plans to continue his education in an MBA program in the coming years.  Mr. Medesan has also received the Distinguished Eagle Award for having earned the highest grade point average among graduating seniors in the Sport Management major.


Princess Onukwufor

Princess Onukwufor (Nursing—Upper-Division Scholar) will be working as a nurse while gaining the requisite experience for admission to a Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  While at Coppin, Ms. Onukwufor received practical experience at Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. and University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. Princess Onukwufor graduates cum laude. 


Henrietta Rolle

Henrietta Rolle (Biology—Upper-Division Scholar) has been accepted into the Master of Science program in Forensic Science at Towson University with scholarship support.  Ms. Rolle served as an intern with the CREST Program in our Department of Natural Sciences, and she aspires to become a Forensic Pathologist with the government. Henrietta Rolle graduates magna cum laude.


The Honors Program shares these success stories, acknowledging that they have been made possible with the support and dedication of Coppin faculty and staff.

Past Graduates

On April 23, 2021, the Honors Program recognized the accomplishments of its graduating seniors at its annual End-of-Year Recognition Ceremony. This year’s virtual program recognized the 2021 graduates for their strong academic performance and commitment to scholarship and professional development.

Each senior received the Honors medal of achievement to be worn at Commencement. From this group, three seniors--Ashanti Davis, Bhuwanashwar Dyal, and Jason Hamm-Bey--received the university’s coveted Distinguished Eagle Award for having earned the highest grade point average in each of their majors.

The Honors Program congratulates the following graduating seniors:

 

Iyana Arrington

Iyana Arrington (Criminal Justice—Golden Eagle Scholar) successfully completed the University of Baltimore School of Law Fannie Angelos Scholars Program and faced the difficult task of deciding which law school to attend. Ms. Arrington has been accepted to both the University of Baltimore School of Law and St. John’s University School of Law with full funding. Ms. Arrington has also been accepted to Howard University. She has decided to continue her studies at the University of Baltimore School of Law, as she would like to be near the District of Columbia to pursue a federal court clerkship. Ultimately, she hopes to serve as a federal prosecutor.


Nia Bowe

Nia Bowe (Biology—Eagle Scholar) will earn a certificate in Applied Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Coppin State University while she continues her work as a veterinary assistant. Ms. Bowe plans to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, and she will be applying to Virginia Tech/Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and Colorado State Western University of Health Sciences for fall 2022 matriculation.


Ashanti Davis

Ashanti Davis (Criminal Justice—Honors Associate Scholar) will be working towards her master’s in Forensic Investigation at Stevenson University with scholarship support. Ms. Davis plans to explore different elements of criminal justice and forensics, particularly fraud analysis.


Bhuwanashwar DyalBhuwanashwar Dyal (Biology—Upper-Division Scholar) will attend Palmer University West Campus in San Jose, California where he will be working towards his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He plans to specialize in sports injuries and injury rehabilitation. Mr. Dyal’s goal is to open his own chiropractic clinic.


Jason Hamm-BeyJason Hamm-Bey (Social Work— Upper-Division Scholar) will be working towards his Master of Social Work at Catholic University of America School of Social Work in Washington, DC with generous scholarship support. Mr. Hamm-Bey was also accepted to Morgan State University School of Social Work.


Kelvin KamauKelvin Kamau (Nursing— Upper-Division Scholar) will be working as a nurse while gaining the requisite nursing experience to apply for admission to Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.


Jazzleen McRaeJazzleen McRae (Accounting— Fanny Jackson Coppin Scholar) will be joining the Accounting and Finance Development Program at Walmart Corporate. The Program rotates recent graduates throughout its departments to position them for various roles within the organization.


Oluwatobi OlutimehinOluwatobi Olutimehin (Computer Science—Golden Eagle Scholar) has accepted a position with Nextdoor in San Francisco, California as a software engineer. This position follows an exciting virtual internship opportunity with Coinbase where he served as a software engineering intern.


Dominic RussellDominic Russell (Mathematics—Eagle Scholar) has applied to mathematics education programs at Towson University, Bowie State University, and University of Colorado. Ultimately, he has a goal of completing a Ph.D. in mathematics and working in higher education administration.


Lionel WilliamsLionel Williams (Criminal Justice—Eagle Scholar) is considering graduate programs in Criminal Justice at Coppin State University and University of Baltimore.

 

The Honors Program shares these success stories, acknowledging that they have only been possible with the support and dedication of Coppin faculty and staff.

This year’s Honors End-of-Year Recognition Program took a very different form. Not to be deterred by remote campus operations in response to the covid-19 crisis, the Honors Program held a virtual ceremony to spotlight the achievements of its seniors. In addition to strong academic performance, these 2020 graduates are recognized for a commitment to their own growth as scholars and professionals as is evidenced by their most recent graduate school acceptances and employment offers.

 

Sharon Adekoya (Applied Psychology—Upper-Division Scholar) will be working with FoodCorps to ensure children access to healthy, sustainable foods in our nation’s school districts. Ms. Adekoya has also received partial funding to pursue a M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Towson University.


Cole GerulaCole Gerula (Sports Management—Upper-Division Scholar) will continue his college baseball career as a graduate student at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.   He will complete the requirements for a master’s in Business Administration.


Nathaniel McCleanNathaniel McClean (Chemistry—Golden Eagle Scholar) found himself in the difficult—but enviable—position of choosing between two generous graduate school offers: The Ohio State University (Ph.D. in Chemistry with full funding) and University of Maryland Baltimore (Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science with full funding). Mr. McClean chose to remain in the area to attend University of Maryland Baltimore, where he will be working as a research assistant.


Oluwadamilola Oloyede (Accounting—Upper-Division Scholar) has turned her two-year internship with the Department of Defense into her dream job. As an Accountant with the federal government, she will also receive funding to continue her studies on the graduate level.


Allen SaarAllen Saar (Biology—Golden Eagle Scholar) will complete the MCAT in June and is already preparing his applications for medical school. Mr. Saar will consider a career in osteopathic medicine or pediatrics.


Asia StennisAsia Stennis (Nursing—Golden Eagle Scholar) is excited about her new position as a Graduate Nurse at Barnes Jewish Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Stennis is interested in continuing her studies at the Barnes Jewish Goldfarb School of Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner with a focus on acute care. She plans to eventually earn her M.S. in Nursing.


Oluchukwu Usoh (Biology—Eagle Scholar) will be attending graduate school at Towson University. She will pursue an M.S. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, and she has received funding assistance in the form of a teaching assistantship. Ms. Usoh’s ultimate goal is to earn a Ph.D. in Biology.

 

The Honors Program shares these success stories, acknowledging that they have only been possible with the support and dedication of Coppin faculty and staff. Thank you and congratulations to all!

The Honors Program is proud to share the accomplishments of its 2019 graduating seniors. In addition to strong academic performance, these Honors students have engaged in activities ranging from community service to graduate school admission preparation and career development. Their commitment to their own growth as scholars and professionals is evidenced by their most recent graduate school acceptances and employment offers.

 

Keenan Forbes (Management) is honing his entrepreneurial skills as he develops his own clothing brand and line. He plans to further develop those skills through pursuit of an MBA/MA in Design Leadership at The Johns Hopkins University.

Jorge Rodriguez (Management) has successfully balanced the requirements of the tennis team with those of his academic program and the Honors Program. He plans to complete an online MBA program while working in his position as Director of International Expansion, Tennis Central.

Lunnise Gibson (Accounting) began the journey of becoming a CPA first as an intern with financial services and accounting firm Ernst & Young, and then with Deloitte, where she is currently an audit intern. Ms. Gibson expects her internship to become a permanent, full-time position. Meanwhile, Deloitte has offered to fund the cost of her CPA exam upon successful completion.

Precious Udofe (Biology and Life Sciences) will begin a M.S. program in Molecular and Cell Biology at Towson University where she has been offered a teaching assistantship. Upon completion of her master’s, Ms. Udofe plans to enroll in medical school.

Brothers Chima and Obinna Iwuji (Biology and Life Sciences) have a shared vision of becoming physicians. Both have been immersed in research since their freshman year. And now, while awaiting news of medical school acceptances, they plan to continue their research in biology.

Anil Yadav (Computer Science) will begin a PhD program in Bioengineering at The University of California, Los Angeles with full funding.

 

The Honors Program shares these success stories, acknowledging that they have only been possible with the support and dedication of Coppin faculty and staff. Thank you and congratulations to all!


Honors Program 2019 Recognition Ceremony

Honors Program 2019 Graduates (l-r): Anil Yadav, Obinna Iwuji, Chima Iwuji, Lunnise Gibson, and Keenan Forbes, pose with their Honors Cords, Medallions, and Certificates of Achievement

The Honors Program recognized the accomplishments of its graduating seniors and general student body at its End-of-Year Recognition Ceremony on April 26, 2019. Each senior received a medal of achievement to be worn at Commencement, and their peers received special recognition in various categories.

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Master's Degree Recipients

  • Dawn Abraham (M.Ed., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • Erica Abraham (M.S., Morgan State University)
  • Olu Adewunmi (M.B.A., University of Baltimore/Towson University)
  • Mobolaji Akinpelu (M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Ebony Andrews (M.P.A., Morehouse School of Medicine)
  • Juanita Ashby-Bey (M.S., The Johns Hopkins University)
  • Geraldine Bailey (M.S., Coppin State)
  • Mia Ball (M.A.T., The Johns Hopkins University)
  • Mohamed Bamba (M.S., University of Pennsylvania)
  • Tyra Barnes (M.S.W., University of Maryland, Baltimore)
  • Berdetta Bass (M.A.T., Coppin State)
  • Viola Bell (M.Ed., Loyola College)
  • Reginald Benyard (M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • Latifah Bernard (M.B.A., Grand Canyon University)
  • Joanne Bernardo (M.B.A., University of Phoenix)
  • Charles Betow (M.S., West Virginia University)
  • Ani Blanks-Washington (M.S., Howard University)
  • Leslie Boyd (M.N.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore)
  • Caron Brace (M.P.A., University of Baltimore)
  • Alyshia Branson (M.S., University of Pennsylvania)
  • Aleia Brown (M.A., Northern Kentucky University)
  • Joyce Camper (M.S., Howard University)
  • Carolyn Carey (M.A., The Ohio State University)
  • Ester Carr (M.S., Bowling Green State University)
  • Nayo Carter-Gray (M.B.A., University of Baltimore)
  • Sean Caesar (M.B.A., Morgan State University)
  • Donna Clayton (M.A., University of Baltimore)
  • Hennither Cole-Gant (M.S., Towson University)
  • Andre Congo (M.B.A, University of Phoenix)
  • Clarissa Cooper (M.A., University of New York at Binghamton)
  • Shante’ Corbitt (M.S., George Mason University)
  • Jasmine Countess (M.A., Loyola University of Chicago)
  • Kay Crawley (M.S.W., University of Maryland, Baltimore)
  • Ueritta Crocker (M.S., Morgan State University)
  • Micah Crump (M.B.A., Morgan State University)
  • Anja Dailey-Tolbert (M.S., Walden University)
  • Ann Marie Davis (M.L.S., University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Damani Davis (M.A., The Ohio State University)
  • Nixon Davis (M.S., The Ohio State University)
  • Steve Delice (M.A., University of Virginia)
  • Shequra Dickerson (M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Steve Dixon (M.S., University of Miami)
  • Emmerita Dogo-Isonagie (M.S., West Virginia University)
  • Maryann Dogo-Isonagie (University of Baltimore)
  • Kathryn Donaldson (M.P.H., Loma Linda University)
  • Kester Duncan (M.S., University of South Florida)
  • Dale Dunn (MBA, University of Southern Mississippi)
  • Melissa Edwards (M.Ed., Capella University)
  • Jermaine Ellerbe (M.Ed., Howard University)
  • Wanda Elliott-Yates (M.Ed., Xavier University—Ohio)
  • Selina Fedd (M.Ed., Tennessee State University)
  • Harrelle Felipa (M.S., University of Wisconsin—Madison)
  • Chantelle Fisher (M.S., DeVry University)
  • Jordan Ford (M.B.A., Loyola University)
  • Neville George (M.B.A., University of Baltimore)
  • Marshalee George-Belton (M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania)
  • Ray Gilmore (M.S.F., Loyola University)
  • Keysha Goodwin (M.S., University of Baltimore)
  • Dayna Hannah (M.S., Loyola University of Maryland)
  • Beryl Harris (M.B.A., West Virginia University)
  • Monique Harrison (M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
  • Lartoniah Hassan (M.S., Bowie State University)
  • Zia Holder (M.A., American University)
  • Veronica Holland (M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore)
  • Lisa Holsey (M.A., The Ohio State University)
  • Mary Soo Hon (M.B.A., West Virginia University; M.S., West Virginia University)
  • Uche Honnah (M.S., Teeside University, United Kingdom)
  • Hester Hughes (M.A., Michigan State University)
  • Nadine Huntley-Hall (M.S., Towson University)
  • Njideka Israel (M.Sc., University of Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Joanne Jackson (M.A., University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Shirley Hall Jackson (M.S., Coppin/University of Baltimore)
  • Tiffany Jackson (M.S., The Johns Hopkins University)
  • Mary John (M.S., Bowling Green State University)
  • T. Annette Johnson (M.S., Bowling Green State University)
  • Denise Bailey Jones (M.S., University of Baltimore)
  • Rashaad Jorden (M.S., Leeds Beckett University)
  • Kaloyan Kanev (M.S., The George Washington University)
  • Sarrina Kearney (M.S., University of Baltimore)
  • Lauren King (M.S., Carnegie-Mellon)
  • Nkenge Kirton (M.S., Marquette University)
  • Jennifer Landon (M.A., University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Lorraine LaPrade (M.A., Claremont Graduate University)
  • Victoria Lawson (M.A., Towson University)
  • Ericka Levy (M.A., St. John’s University)
  • Leontye Lewis (M.Ed., Bowling Green; M.Ed., Harvard University)
  • Monique Lewis (M.S., Georgia State University)
  • Lopez Matthews (M.A., Howard University)
  • Jharel Monier (M.Arch., Morgan State University)
  • Arlon Morrison (M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi)
  • Kia Nelson (M.S., Marymount University)
  • Brownhilda Ngwang (The Johns Hopkins University)
  • Isioma Okonkwo (M.B.A., Hood College)
  • Evette Oliver (M.S., Towson University)
  • Solomon Omo-Osagie (M.S., Bowling Green State University)
  • Solomon Omo-Osagie (M.Th., St. Mary’s College Seminary and University)
  • Leia Osbourne (M.S., University of Maryland Baltimore)
  • Marsha Pacheco (M.A., Brandeis University)
  • Chanta Patton (M.B.A., Babson College)
  • Fayola Peters (M.S., West Virginia University)
  • Keith Pettiford (M.B.A., Wilmington College)
  • Bertha Pitt (M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh)
  • Kenneth Pough (M.S., Howard University) (M.S., Strayer University)
  • Ashley Quick (M.B.A., Barry University)
  • Krystal Roach (M.S., University of Baltimore)
  • Odessa Rose (M.A., University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Gail Satchell (M.S., University of Baltimore)
  • Neishall Schuyler (M.B.A., Iowa State University)
  • Donnell Scott (M.B.A., Howard University)
  • Ana Sebescen (M.J., University of Maryland College Park)
  • Nina Sebescen (M.S., University of Maryland College Park)
  • Rianna Lee Sing (M.A., University of South Florida)
  • James Smith (M.S., University of Baltimore)
  • Sharron Spriggs (M.A., Columbia University)
  • Gabrielle Spence (M.Acc., University of Georgia)
  • Jeffrey Starks (M.A., New York University, Stony Brook)
  • Courtney Stewart (M.S., Stevenson University)
  • Leslie Stridiron (M.A., University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Aprylle Sturdivant (M.S.W., Morgan State University)
  • Arlette Thomas (M.S., The Johns Hopkins University)
  • Michael Thomas (M.A., Morgan State University)
  • Terry Thornton (M.A., St. Mary’s Seminary and University)
  • Michael K. Tyson (M.S., Bowie State University)
  • Sabir Uddin (M.S., University of Maryland Baltimore)
  • Porfirio Velasquez (M.A., American University)
  • Tonette Vinson-Bangura (M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania)
  • Georgette Washington (M.S., The Johns Hopkins University)
  • Paul Williams (M.S., University of Baltimore)
  • Lakeisha Wilson (M.S.W., Columbia University)
  • Rukiya Wongus (M.H.A., Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Carita Young (M.A., Golden Gate University)

Doctoral Degree Recipients

A Sampling of Recent Honors Program Bachelor’s Recipients Who Have Gone on to Earn the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, or Doctor of Jurisprudence (alphabetized)

  • Juanita Ashby-Bey (Ph.D., University of Maryland, BC—Education; CSU Honors Program)
  • Nicole Baird (Ed.D, Drexel University—EducationCSU Honors Program)
  • Mohamed Bamba (J.D., Rutgers University School of Law—CSU Honors Program)
  • Caron Brace (J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law—CSU Honors Program)
  • Sean Brooks (Ph.D., Howard University—Mathematics)
  • Aleia Brown (Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University—Public History; CSU Honors Program)
  • Stacey Cobb (J.D., University of the District of Columbia School of Law—CSU Honors Program)
  • Micah Crump, Sr. (Ph.D., Morgan State University—Business Administration; CSU Honors Program)
  • Cajetan Dogo-Isonagie (Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University—ChemistryCSU Honors Program)
  • Kester Duncan (Ph.D., University of South Florida—Computer Science; CSU Honors Program)
  • Ray Gilmore (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Business; CSU Honors Program)
  • Marshalee George (Ph.D., Walden University—Public HealthCSU Honors Program)
  • Elaine Howell (Ph.D., Lehigh University—Psychology; CSU Honors Program)
  • Shawyn Jenkins (Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign—EducationCSU Honors Program)
  • Gabriel Jiabana (Ph.D., Howard University—Sociology; CSU Honors Program)
  • Reshard Kellici (J.D., University of Maryland School of Law—CSU Honors Program)
  • Kevin Jones (Ph.D., Duke University—Pharmacology; CSU Honors Program)
  • Leontye Lewis (Ed.D., Harvard University—Education; CSU Honors Program)
  • Lawrence S. Little (Ph.D., The Ohio State University—HistoryCSU Honors Program)
  • Pamela Love (Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore—Social Work; CSU Honors Program)
  • Lopez Matthews (Ph.D., Howard University—History; CSU Honors Program)
  • Enrico McCleary (J.D., The Pennsylvania State University; CSU Honors Program)
  • Wanda McCoy (Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park—Mathematics EducationCSU Honors Program)
  • Gisselle McKell-Jeffers (Ph.D., Howard University—Clinical Psychology; CSU Honors Program)
  • Maurice Moody (J.D., University of Baltimore; CSU Honors Program)
  • Arlon Morrison (Ph.D., University of West Indies, St. Augustine; CSU Honors Program)
  • Maurice J. Narcis (Ph.D., University of Miami—Chemistry; CSU Honors Program)
  • Solomon Omo-Osagie (Ph.D., Morgan State University—HistoryCSU Honors Program)
  • Fayola Peters (Ph.D., West Virginia University—Computer Science; CSU Honors Program)
  • Keith Pettiford (DBA, Wilmington University—Business; CSU Honors Program)
  • Alicia Ritchie (J.D., University of Baltimore; CSU Honors Program)
  • Traki Taylor-Webb (Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign—Education; CSU Honors Program)
  • Janice Williams (Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University—Genetics; CSU Honors Program)

Selected Summer Research and Internship Experiences

  • Mariam Allison (Biology) Takeda Industry Immersion Innovation HBCU STEM Fellows, Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
  • Amayah Bell (English) ORIGINS Internship, Johns Hopkins University
  • Muyang Chunga (Biology) Laboratory for Environmental Contaminants, Department of Natural Sciences, Coppin State University
  • Sofia Dirie (Political Science) The Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Rone Green (Criminal Justice) The Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Nya Hursey (Chemistry) Department of Biomedical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
  • Chika Iwuji (Biology) Center for Nanotechnology, Department of Natural Sciences, Coppin State University
  • Tochi Iwuji (Biology) Laboratory for Environmental Contaminants, Department of Natural Sciences, Coppin State University
  • Vance Kapoor (Management Information Systems) Athletics Training Department, Coppin State University
  • Anne-Colombe Nguatta (Biology) Origins Advancement Internship Program, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jamie Reed (Elementary Education) Mathematics Summer Program. Math and Computer Science Department, Coppin State University and 2022 HBCU Scholar in the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Chelitha Thurston (Nursing) Intensive Care Unit, University of Maryland Medical Center

 

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  • Mariam Allison (Biology) Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
  • Desiree Carrizosa (English) California Military Institute
  • Rebekka Hauri (Biology) Ophthalmic Research Laboratory, Department of Natural Sciences, CSU
  • Chika Iwuji (Biology) CREST, Department of Natural Sciences, CSU
  • Tochi Iwuji (Biology) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, ESTP Summer Program
  • Jazzleen McRae (Accounting) KPMG
  • Princess Onukwufor (Nursing) Sinai Hospital of Baltimore/MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Henrietta Rolle (Nursing) CREST, Department of Natural Sciences, CSU
  • Chelitha Thurston (Nursing) Children’s Hospital/St. Agnes Hospital

While the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted many summer internships, the Honors Program applauds the initiative of the following students for securing major-related, pre-professional opportunities for summer 2020.

  • Iyanna Arrington—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, C-Suite Internship
  • Jael Bain—Office of Information Technology, Coppin State University, IT Student Help Desk
  • Ashanti Davis—Next Step Treatment Center
  • Eryk Goode— Franklin Square Hospital
  • Jazzleen McRae—Georgia Pacific

  • Ashanti Davis—Life's Perspective Mentoring Program
  • Kayla Demeritte—Coppin State University, New Student Orientation, Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and American Red Cross
  • Oluwadamilola Oloyede—U.S. Department of Defense
  • Dominic Russell—Coppin State University, LAIA, Department of Computer Science
  • Oluchukwu Usoh—Coppin State University, Ophthalmic Research Lab, Department of Natural Sciences

  • Keenan Forbes—U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Cole Gerula—The Harrisburg Senators
  • Chima Iwuji—University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology Undergraduate Internship Program
  • Obinna Iwuji—University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology Undergraduate Internship Program
  • Oluwadamilola Oloyede—Department of Defense Financial Management
  • Anil Yadav—Coppin State University - Information Systems

  • Kierra Curtis—The Ohio State University; Summer Research Opportunity Program
  • Jasmine Beard—Baltimore City Health Department
  • Destiny Brown—Coppin State University; Ophthalmic Research Laboratory
  • Keenan Forbes—U.S. Department of Transportation—Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Tairyn Gummer—Social Security Administration
  • Chima Iwuji—National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
  • Obinna Iwuji—Coppin State University, NASA-sponsored Undergraduate Research
  • Bailee Jackson—U.S. Olympic Committee/USA
  • Alfred Shallum—U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Anil Yadav—UCLA, Department of Radiological Sciences
  • Patrice Whaley —Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

  • Mariatu Abramani—James McDonald Day Care Center, CSU
  • Destiny Brown—Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • Anster Charles—Pfizer
  • Wanda Parks—Chonnam University, South Korea (Study Abroad)
  • Kesha Silvera—Baylor College of Medicine; Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • Edward Williams—NW Regional Health Authority, Port of Spain

  • Ufuoma Agarin—Mayoral Fellowship
  • Lawrence Amadi—Walmart (Corporate)
  • Yves Cooper—Enterprise Holdings
  • Davaughn Dilahunty—Student Employment Program (SEP); Sounds of the Underground ATL
  • Maureen Dimukeje—Upward Bound Math and Science Program; University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Kamila Jernigan—Chonnam National University, South Korea (Study Abroad)
  • Wanda Parks—George Mason University
  • Kesha Silvera—National Institutes of Health
  • Chelsea Sauni—Johns Hopkins University
  • Charlyne Smith—Walmart (Corporate)
  • Kache’ Woods—NASA Ames Research Center

  • Ufuoma Agarin—Governor’s Summer Internship
  • Aashish Ghimire—Purdue University; Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • Krystal Roach—Chonnam University, South Korea (Study Abroad)
  • Sunil Yadav—Princeton University; Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  • Lawrence Amadi—CSU Research Laboratory; Juxtopia
  • Krystal Roach—Drug Treatment Court

  • Nioka Allen—St. Agnes Hospital
  • Omazonna Amadi—Case Western Reserve University; Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • Jeannette Campbell—University of Massachusetts Medical School; Summer Research Fellowship Program

  • Mobolaji Akinpelu—MIT Summer Research Program (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Nioka Allen—Research Assistant, Natural Sciences (Coppin State University)
  • Jenise Anthony—Dance Place, Washington, DC
  • Jeanette Campbell—Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (Yale University); Research Assistant (Natural Sciences, Coppin State University)
  • Cristy Clark—Long-term Undergraduate Research Experiences (LURE) (Coppin State University)
  • Caroline Kilemi—Emerging Minority Business Leaders Summer Institute (West Liberty University)
  • Nkenge Kirton—Governor’s Summer Internship Program; Office of University Relations (Coppin State University)
  • Bengallo Morrison —Summer Academic Success Academy (Coppin State University)
  • Brandon Royal —Research Assistant, Mathematics and Computer Science Department (Coppin State University)
  • Stephanie Simmons—Summer Academic Success Academy (Coppin State University)
  • Porfirio Velasquez—Long-term Undergraduate Research Experiences (LURE) (Coppin State University)

2022 Fannie Angelos Program Scholars

 

Shanise Barkley

Classification: May 2022 Graduate
Major: Political Science


Sofia Dirie

Sofia Dirie

Classification: Junior
Major: Political Science

“I am very grateful for the Honors Program’s guidance; without it, I may not have gotten into the Fannie Angelos Program (FAP). I’m excited to take the LSAT in June, and I know I will be ready because of all the preparation I am receiving in the FAP program. I am humbled to be a part of both the Coppin Honors Program and the Fannie Angelos Program.”


Rone Green

Classification: Junior
Major: Criminal Justice


Kaleea Hill

Kaleea Hill

Classification: December 2021 Graduate
Major: Criminal Justice

“The main purpose for my wanting to pursue a law degree is so that I can become an attorney. In the criminal justice system, there are a lot of individuals who are not treated fairly and are given harsh sentences…for misdemeanor crimes. I would like to be (the) voice that…represents them correctly and makes sure that they get fair sentencing.

As soon as I heard about The Fannie Angelos Program, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. It is a great program that not only helps HBCU students prep for the LSAT but also allows the students to network with lawyers and judges as well. I am honored to be a part of the Program.”


De’Shawndra McDonald

De’Shawndra McDonald

Classification: Senior
Major: Criminal Justice

“(At) four years old, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer (to) help less fortunate people within my community. The Fannie Angelos Program is helping me make my dreams come true! I'm not sure what I would have done to prepare myself for the LSAT if it was (not) for this program. The professor is very encouraging even when I don't feel as though I’m going to do well. The (Program) will help you (maintain) faith…because if you have self-doubt, you won't do well!”

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Alumni Spotlight

Shernay Williams Delice

When I started at Coppin in 2005, I was welcomed, supported, and empowered in a way that gave me the confidence to pursue (and now, to achieve) my professional goals

Shernay Williams-Delice B.A. English, 2009
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Maxwell Graham

The Honors Program encouraged the continuation of (my) education beyond the undergraduate experience, and I have found that immensely rewarding

Maxwell Graham B.S. Applied Psychology, 2008
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Krystal Roach

My honors coursework was demanding but gave me the background to succeed in graduate school

Krystal Roach B.S. Applied Psychology, 2014
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Dara Foster

My participation in Coppin State University’s Honors Program was a privilege that I did not take lightly

Dara Foster B.S. Nursing, 2008 Sociology Minor
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