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Dr. Avery's Welcome Message

Welcome to Coppin State University—a purpose driven, urban university committed to academic excellence and service to the community. There has never been a better time to be part of our University. In addition to outstanding and responsive academic programs, we continue to partner with numerous community based entities, including healthcare, business and industry, criminal justice, non-profits, and educational institutions to name a few. Our distinguished faculty and staff work closely with students to contribute to the well-being and livelihood of people both near and abroad. Highly dedicated and hard working, they are committed to making important impacts in a world in need of social change, education, healthcare, and economic development. Indeed, an important part of our legacy mission is to ‘make a difference in the lives of people in communities throughout our immediate environments and throughout the world’.

At Coppin we ensure that our students are provided opportunities that help integrate classroom learning and real-life problems and issues. As such, we provide students experiences in service learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, and other practical based opportunities to complement their in-class learning.

This year the University will continue its capital improvements on campus that include multi-million dollar physical education and health and human service facilities. The health and human services building is on schedule to open in the fall of 2008, if not earlier; while the physical education complex is scheduled to open in the fall of 2009. These new facilities will complement enhancements in support of outstanding teaching.

True to the legacy of the University, we will continue our efforts to ensure the successful matriculation of all our students, from the point of entry through graduation. In addition, we will work with our future graduates to help them to become gainfully employed.

We invite you to join us on our journey of investigation, discovery, and action to build a community of friends and alumni that reaches around the world from the campus of Coppin State University.

Reginald S. Avery

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