September 28, 2008
On September 19, 2008, after a lengthy illness, INDIA M. JONES WILLIAMS, passed away at Heritage Harbor Nursing Home. A native Baltimorean, she attended Baltimore City public schools and graduated from Douglass High School in 1945. She attended and graduated from Morgan State University, Coppin State College, Loyola College, and furthered her education at Johns Hopkins University for post-graduate studies. She was also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She leaves to mourn one brother-in-law, special nieces and nephews, beloved cousin Blanche Stephany, other relatives and friends in Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC areas.
July 20, 2006
On July 17, 2006, BARRY HAWKINS died of cancer in Hanover, NH. Born in Baltimore, January 2, 1936, attended Douglas High School, Coppin State College and several fine arts colleges. He was an accomplished artist and sculptor and a lover of the arts and music. He worked as a Naval Engineer in NYC in the early 1960s, and an award winning TV Reporter in Washington, DC, in the late 60s, a radio announcer in Baltimore and Washington, most recently he worked for Vermont Public Radio in the 1990s as an announcer and programmer.
November 19, 2004
COPPIN STATE Coach: Derek Brown, sixth season at Coppin (64-69) Affiliation: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2003-04 record: 18-11 (13-5 MEAC) Arena: Coppin Center (1,720) Consensus MEAC favorite: Delaware State Consensus Coppin prediction: Third Starters lost: One Outlook: Brown isn't afraid to put pressure on himself and his team, which returns seven seniors, saying, "At this point, I think anything less than a [MEAC] championship will be a disappointment." A preseason first-team All-MEAC pick, 6-3 center Leisel Harry is the top senior on a team that upset Pittsburgh last season.
September 27, 2004
Mary Rosemond moved to Rosedale Street in West Baltimore's Rosemont community more than a half-century ago, when the neighborhood was turning over from white to black, everyone still mowed their lawn and Coppin State College was a standout address in the community. But since then, with each passing decade, her neighborhood has gradually declined. And Coppin, now a university, is no longer the same jewel of a location, just part of the fabric in a strained community. To arrive at the North Avenue campus, commuters pass blocks of dilapidated rowhouses and loiterers on busy corners.
July 17, 2004
Leon Davis Holsey, a retired social science professor at Coppin State College who infused African culture into the curriculum during the four decades he taught there, died July 10 of cancer at his Northwood home. He was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised on McCulloh and on Division streets, he attended Frederick Douglass High School. Finding the attitude there elitist, he dropped out of the 10th grade and worked in shipyards. He also sold newspapers, scrubbed floors and marble steps, and cleaned yards.
January 9, 2004
Robert James Graves Sr., a District of Columbia elementary school principal who also taught for many years in Baltimore public schools and was an avid basketball player, died of cancer Saturday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 56. Born in Baltimore and raised on West Fayette Street, he was a 1966 graduate of Carver Vocational-Technical High School, where he was point guard on its varsity basketball team. Newspaper articles referred to him as "Carver's high-point man" and "Carver's scoring machine."