May 1 2024

Media Advisory: Coppin State University to Host Annual Gala May 4

2024 Coppin Gala - May 4, 2024

BALTIMORE – Coppin State University will host its highly anticipated annual gala, Saturday, May 4. This year’s theme, Celebrating and Inspiring the Path to BE MORE, highlights Coppin State's commitment to excellence as a leading urban institution that ignites the path for transformative journeys for its students, alumni, and surrounding community. 

During the gala, honorees will be recognized for significant contributions to Eagle Nation:

  • Eagle of the Year Award | Dr. Tammira Lucas (‘09) 
  • Blue and Gold Impact Award | Brian D. Pieninck, President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield 
  • Wings of Excellence Award | Carim V. Khouzami, President and Chief Executive Officer at Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Eagle Legacy Award | Joseph H. Lewis, Jr. (‘72) 

What: Coppin State University Gala 
When: Saturday, May 4 | 6 p.m. 
Where: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel 
700 Aliceanna St. 
Baltimore, MD 21202 

Note: Members of the press interested in covering the gala should submit their request by email to by Friday, May 3 at 9 a.m. 

Sponsors for the Coppin State University gala include: BGE, Thompson Hospitality, CareFirst, Truist, and The Baltimore Banner.  

For more information about the Coppin State University Gala, visit


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