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June 1, 2013 - June 7, 2013, The Afro-American

Latasha Coleman

Professor Gibson presenting Taranda M. Brunner with copy of his book

Photos by J.D. Howard

Joseph Daniels

Reginald Exum, chairperson, Coppin State University Board of Visitors

Dr. Mortimer H. Neufville, interim president CSU

The hat says it all

Dr.Nicholas Eugene, president, Coppin State University Faculty Senate

Kevin Carr and Christian Harris render a musical selection

The graduating class of 2013

Professor Gibson presenting graduate, Andrea Jenkins a copy of his book on Thurgood Marshall



The Afro-American, June 1, 2013 - June 7, 2013

UMES chemistry grad Pierre Noel, exercise science, and Brandon Barnes, businessfinance La-Basha Alexander, English, with Dr. Bell

Class of 2013 member

Ashley Gideon, general agriculture and Amber North, agribusiness

Sharnia Price, human ecology, and family Antoine McKnight, biology

Herman Hodges III, criminal justice

Speaker Lisa P. Jackson, former EPA administrator

Ph.D. candidates

Commencement Marshal Dr. Anthony Jenkins, vice president for student affairs

Rising senior Justin Thompson, SGA president 2013-2014

Doctor of Pharmacy graduates Happy graduate with family

Daniel J. Davis, Ph.D. in education leadership

Happy graduate with family

DeAngelo Price, pharmacy, and Dr. Bell

Jonathon Blackmon, sign-language interpreter

Christine Jones, human ecology, with Dr. Bell

Letitia DeLaine (Ph.D Pharmacy) and family

Photos by Joey Gardner, Bill Robinson and Jim Glovier

June 1, 2013 - June 7, 2013, The Afro-American

2nd Lieutenants Jonathan Merriweather, U.S. Army Reserve, Benedict Paye, Military Police

Treshema Morgan, Miss Morgan 2013


School of Business graduates Kaira Oweh, Adrienne Sheppard, Rosie Ellis

Class of '63, Dr. Quinton B. Wilkes

Dr. Charles V. Willie is hooded by President David Wilson and chairman-elect Board of Regents, the Hon. Kweisi Mfume Yolanda Redding, Daisha R. Watson, Antonio Donte Chase Jr, music majors

Doctoral graduates are Lashaunna Lipscomb, Anthony Estreet, Marni Seyyid

2nd Lieutenants Annesah Aziz, William Dixon, Jason Jack Civil engineering graduates Joanna Smith, Amon Dow III, Angela Strong, Ibiso Saka

Business administration graduates Erica Lawson, Steven Lewis, Hospitality Management, Orlando Pickens Broadcasting graduates Nathalie Paulin, Shaneshia West, sociology majors Ernest Obong, Jasmine Russell

Graduate describes her journey...she came and conquered with the love of her family

Master's graduates Khadyih Berkley, Kevin Crawford, Terrence Nelson, Lenard Pitts, Brittany Peterson, Yjimma Ward

Family and Consumer Services graduates Rosey Floyd, Rachael Cragway, Tashira Sellers, Robyn Cooper

The Hon. Kweisi Mfume, chairman-elect of the Board of Regents extends greetings to the crowd

Dr. Jeremiah Dibua, advisor, JoAnna McDonald, PhD, Kami Fletcher, PhD

Master's in social work,Yjimma Ward, Zelda Olarewaju, Robin Gibson

The Hon. Fred David Gray received the Doctor of Humane Letters

Political science graduates, Matthew Bradford, Elisette Bikandou, David Wade, Toney W. Dixon

Liberal arts graduates Denisha Smith and Nicole Davis Choir member Collin Lett, soloist, received a B.A. in music

Public relations graduates are Adrienne Alexander, Shirley Hudson, Ronald Jeffries, Chanera Jones, psychology

Marketing graduate Koreen Michelle King, Somerset, N.J. is the granddaughter of Baltimorean Dr. Ruth Pratt

School of Social Work graduates Mia Gray, Krystal Walker, Ronieka Moore, Jasmine Evans, Latrice Commodore, Purvi Brahmbatt, Sharae Chaney, Jacqueline Booker Photos by A. Lois DeLaine


The Afro-American, June 1, 2013 - June 7, 2013

William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland and Barry P. Gossett, vice chair, USM board of regents

Angela Gore Curry, master’s in education with family; Marissa, Marc Curry and Marc Jr.

Dr. Mickey L. Burnim, Bowie State University president

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski (at podium) received the Presidential medal

Photos by Rob Roberts

The official hooding of the new graduates

Ashley Exum and Tia Johnson

Commencement address being presented by First Lady Michelle Obama

Faculty members



Akintunde Akingemi, center, with his family members

Dr. Burnim leads the processional of the faculty and staff Parents, family and friends of the graduates

Jaryn Colbert, Reggie Colbert, Elba Vargas, Saige Colbert (B.A. in business management administration), Wanda Colbert, Josten Harding and Cameron Vargas Colbert

2013 State of Maryland HBCU Graduations  
2013 State of Maryland HBCU Graduations