2020 Honors Program Graduates | Coppin State University

2020 Honors Program Graduates

Published Saturday, May 30th, 2020

The Honors Program congratulates its 2020 graduates.

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.

Cole Gerula

Cole Gerula
Sports Management—Upper-Division Scholar

Cole 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

Nathaniel 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.


Allen SaarAllen Saar
Biology—Golden Eagle Scholar

Allen 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

Asia 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.


Sharon Adekoya
Applied Psychology—Upper-Division Scholar

Sharon 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.


Oluwadamilola Oloyede
Accounting—Upper-Division Scholar

Oluwadamilola 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.


Oluchukwu Usoh
Biology—Eagle Scholar

Oluchukwu 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!