Young Alumni Vol. II Issue 1V C O P P I N S T AT E U N I V E R S I T Y January 2008 Still going Strong 2008 Mid EastErN athlEtic The Alumni Ambassador Chapter, established in coNfErENcE BaskEtBall tourNaMENt March 2006 is entering its third year of planning activities for young adults. Led by president Torri Carter ‘97, and vice president Donnell Scott ’98, the March 10 - 15, 2008 Produced by the Office of Alumni Relations; the Centerfold is a news supplement that keeps you informed about Coppin Alumni activities and events. group has 30 members. AAC started out hosting an event a month, but this year the group decided to host an activity every other We hope your holiday was filled with everything The Homecoming schedule is inside. But please month, since the following has grown. joyous and merry. As we usher in the year 2008, Cop- remember; alumni make Homecoming what it is. Make Elections will be held in March 2008 for the offices that will assume positions on the executive board rBc cENtEr pinites think of Homecoming. This year’s theme: The Great 08 Homecoming! It’ll be a celebration of Coppin, sure you’re there to celebrate another year, to mingle with our students and to cheer on our teams. That’s what keeps in September. If you are interested in joining the raleigh/Wake county, North carolina the good times, the memories, the impossible professors us going…that’s what makes it great. chapter and/or running for office, contact the Office “United We Jam…Together As One” and that illustrious degree you earned in the end. Enjoy! of Alumni Relations. Join us for the Great 08! On the roster of ac- Call the Office of Alumni Relations for a list of hotels and entertainment tivities this year; the traditional step show, concert and or visit www.MEAChoops.com happy hour. But there is something new; an Eagle Ball Tara K. Turner ‘99 for the whole Coppin Family. This year’s homecoming Director, Alumni Relations is going to be a blast. To Contact the Of fice of Alumni Relations call 410-951-3812 or email Tturner@coppin.edu OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS Non-Profit Coppin State University U.S. Postage 2500 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21216 PAID Baltimore, MD Address Services Requested PERMIT NO. 5049 1970 dr. lavania lee rice-fitzpatrick received a master’s degree in Education in 1970. dr. fitzpatrick has been dedicated to education for many years holding various positions within the Baltimore Public school system. although she retired from coppin in 2001, she is still serving as an adjunct professor in the Graduate division at coppin, and as a supervisor in the Master of arts teaching Program at Johns hopkins university school of Education. 1998 JAnuARY 9 19 *Alumni Assoc. Mtg. Alumni Day at the Basketball Game 2pm Women/4pm Men Coppin Eagles vs. Bethune Cook S ix Alums Honored at Annual Event The 2nd Annual Vision Award Celebration held on November 17th honored 10 individuals and organiza- tions. Among them, six Coppin alums received special Other honorees were technology company, Presi- dio, the corporate honoree and Rev. Julius Jefferson of Heritage United Church of Christ, also in the faith based dr. kevin M. Brown graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in applied Psychology. (Coppin Center) recognition for their dedication to the mission of Cop- category. In the Friends of Coppin category, The Most he also earned a master’s in special Education from coppin in 2003. kevin, a Board pin. James ’51 and Florine ’58 Camphor, affection- Worshipful Grand Master, Shelton D. Redden of the Ma- Certified Holistic Practitioner trained through a program at Columbia University, is ately know as Winky and Peaches received the highest sonic organization, and Dwayne Ashley, CEO and Presi- a health counselor and provides information through his website www.eatfood.org . He is recognized as a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer and has over seven years FEBRuARY award as our Distinguished Honorees. Other alumni dent of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in New York 13 *Alumni Assoc. Mtg. included T. Michael Peay ’68, international lawyer and both received honors. of experience in emergency medical services and sports medicine. kevin is also an 17 Doo Wop Concert assistant clinical social worker for Johns Hopkins Hospital, he does field research for foreign affairs diplomat and Joan Stevenson ’54 edu- The honorees were recognized at an invitation (James Weldon Johnson Auditorium) harvard university, and he teaches incarcerated youth in Washington, dc. cator, community fundraiser and fine arts advocate only reception prior to being entertained by the incom- Sponsored by the Alumni Assoc. 2006 21-24 Homecoming 2008 who received the Alumni award. Pastor Linwood and parable Nancy Wilson and funny man Bill Cosby at the Jenna M. davis graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal Justice. Rev. Dr. Karen Bethea, ’80 and ’82 respectively, lead- Lyric Opera House. We would like to congratulate our she currently coordinates services for the Maryland developmental disabilities ers of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center received fellow Coppinites for being recognized and we thank administration in the service coordination division. she also opened a fashion mARCH the award in the faith based category. them for continuing the legacy of great alumni. boutique in Glen Burnie, Md called honey dip. You can visit her website at www. 12 *Alumni Assoc. Mtg. honeydipclothing.com, to learn more about her boutique. Jenna will offer a 10% 11-15 MEAC Basketball Tournament discount to all coppin alums with their membership card. (Raleigh, North Carolina) 30 5th Sunday Afternoon of Jazz (Location TBA) Zanes cypress graduated in 2006 with a degree in Management science. he was recently recognized by associated Black charities with the Marion c. Bascom leadership award for his philanthropic awareness in the community. APRil Zanes, who currently lives in seattle, Washington and works as the special assistant 9 *Alumni Assoc. Mtg. to the cEo of the Port of seattle, started Will Work for change, a philanthropic 25 Outdoor Movie Night 7pm advocacy organization based in Baltimore. he also formed a fund in the same name (MOVIE: TBA) in association with associated Black charities. the fund provides a paid Philanthropy internship for Baltimore city 11th graders and a summer Youth Philanthropy Workshop *The Alumni Association meetings are open to for 8th graders. all Coppin State graduates. The Executive Board meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Tawes Center Executive Conference Room 5:30 pm. The Board does not meet during the months of June, July, and August. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations to inform us that you will be attending. Dates, times and loca- tions are subject to change. Recently Deceased Alumni Deployed Alums Rosalee D. Jenkins ’58- October 2007 Captain Sean Gibbs ’01 bachelor’s degree in General Science Calvin Carrington ’48- October 2007 and has been serving in the military in Iraq for three years. Frances L. Murphy , II ’58- December 2007 Delores C. Hunt ‘30-December 2007 Mark Howell ’99 bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts is currently serving in Afganistan. DO yOu knOw OF Any COPPIn ALuMnI wHO ARe CuRRentLy FIGHtInG In tHe wAR ? (first row l-r): Joan Stevenson, James Camphor, Florine Camphor, Karen Bethea, Linwood Bethea (second row l-r): Dwayne Ashley, Rudie Casasola, Shelton Redding, T. Michael Peay, Julius Jefferson. we would like to list their names in the next edition of the Alumni Centerfold. Please send their name and APO or FPO address. Arena Players Return to their Roots The Arena Players, Inc., the oldest Black Pearl Cleage that deals with the pressures imposed on community theatre in the nation, returns to the place the private lives of freedom riders in the south during the of their birth. Founded by a group of eight thespians early days of the civil rights movement, will be the first which included Coppin alum Sam Wilson’43 in 1953, production held in the temporary location (at Coppin) the playhouse’s current address is 801 McCulloh starting on February 8, 2008. Street and has been their since 1982. A series of The Arena Players look forward to a new and major renovations has begun and caused the Arena to improved, bright and culturally rewarding playhouse. move a portion of its season to Coppin’s auditorium. They will move back to their location on McCulloh Street “Bourbon at the Border”, a drama written by in March 2008. See the full schedule below. Tuesday, February 19 Wednesday, February 20 Thursday, February 21 Arena Players, inc. february 8-22 Bourbon at the Border by Pearl Cleage March 1-22 Green Book by Calvin Ramsey 2007-2008 Season 55 •Mister & Miss Coppin Coronation 8pm •Pep Rally 2 pm •Happy Hour at The Den 5 pm 9 pm •Coronation Ball 10 pm •Comedy Show 8 pm $15 Drink & Appetizer Specials March 28-april 20 The Pastor’s Anniversary by Robert Russell 3327 St. Paul Street april 25- May 11 The Church by Duane Rawlings Baltimore, Maryland 21218 May 23-June 8 Stepping Out (Musical) •Concert (Entertainment TBA) JWJ Auditorium General Admission $25 Subscriber Information: 1 Subscription ($65) 2 Subscriptions ($120) *Subscriptions include 6 plays* Call 1-877-460-8750 ext. 7 for information (call 410-951-3926 for info) Friday, February 22 Saturday, February 23 Sunday, February 24 •Step Show 8 pm Greeks $12 •Parade from Walbrook Junction 8am •Pre-Game Party 11 am •Eagle Ball 6 pm Hiram Grand Foundation Center DEPARTmEnT oF ViSuAl AnD PERFoRming ARTS General Admission $10 •Hampton University vs. Coppin Eagles Helen V. Benton Ballroom Ladies 2pm Men 4pm •Victory Party at the Delta Community Center 1207 North Eutaw Place Baltimore, Maryland 21217 February Spring 2008 4–18 “Coppin Student Art Exhibit” BYOB-Free Set Ups Semi Formal Attire CSU Art Gallery 2501 Springhill Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215 Alumni $40 Students $20 18 Reflective Discussion: “Coppin Student Art Exhibit” CSU Art Gallery, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Arts Calendar General Admission $10 25 Opening Reception: “Living the Dream – I Was, I Am, I Will Be” CSU Art Gallery, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Living the Dream – I Was, I Am, I Will Be” 5th Sunday CSU Art Gallery February 25 – April 7 Afternoon of Jazz The Peacemaker James Weldon Johnson Auditorium February 29 – March 1 April 7 Reflective Discussion: “Living the Dream – I Was, I Am, I Will Be” CSU Art Gallery, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 14 Opening Reception: “Luke A. Shaw and Carey Beth Cryor: A Decade in Remembrance” Sunday, march 30, 2008 CSU Art Gallery “Luke A. Shaw and Carey Beth Cryor: A Decade In Remembrance” The Forum Caterers CSU Art Gallery April 14 – May 19 4210 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD 3 pm | $25 per person Dance on Widow’s Row James Weldon Johnson Auditorium 4 Great food and cool jazz! April 30 – May 4 # mAY ## 4 3 19 Reflective Discussion: “Luke A. Shaw and Carey Beth Cryor: A Decade in Remembrance” CSU Art Gallery, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. For times of theatre performances, details, and additional events, visit www.coppin.edu/finearts and click on “Calendar” and “Newsletter” Pre-Homecoming Doo Wop Concert Featuring the dynamic superiors the Johnny Mason clovers the swallows Photos the Mighty Persians the Blue lights rudy McPhatter from the dominoes Sunday, February 17, 2008 1 pm James Weldon Johnson Auditorium Brought to you by CSU Alumni Association and WLF Productions Tickets are $25 (Call 410-951-3812 to purchase tickets) Outdoor Movie Night The Office of Alumni Relations and the CSU National Alumni Association will host an outdoor movie night for both students and alumni on April 25. This is our way of bringing current students together with former students to network and enjoy each other’s company in Coppin spirit. Stay tuned for more information. Heads Up! The Office of Alumni Relations has contracted Harris Publishing Company to produce our 2008 Alumni Directory. We want you to be aware that the company will be collecting data via printed and emailed surveys and phone calls. The data collection will take place over a period of several months. If you would like to have your contact information included in the directory, please be sure to respond to Harris’ requests. The directories will be available for sale by September 2008.