Coppin State University’s Dr. Marcella Copes and Ms. Tenyo Pearl are among Maryland’s Top 100 Women being honored by The Daily Record.

Since 1996, has recognized more than 1,000 high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. The winners are selected by an outside panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment, community involvement and commitment to mentoring,” according to the website.

“I am humbled, honored, and at the same time excited to once again be a part of a sorority of such stellar women — Maryland’s Top 100 Women,” said Dr. Copes, dean of the College of Health Professions. “Receiving this award stands for the united spirit of all women who get up every day and make invaluable contributions for the betterment of their community. I sincerely believe I have been able to achieve because of the countless, nameless, unrecognized women who came before me and planted seeds of excellence. Therefore, it is my heartfelt desire to continue planting seeds for tomorrow’s harvest of prominent women.”

Ms. Tenyo Pearl, campus director of the non-profit Leadership Alliance, said receiving this recognition is a true honor and another opportunity to do what I enjoy most, promoting the value of service.

“I am very passionate about community service and civic engagement. I personally believe that everyone has a special talent or gift that can be shared with others. Having an opportunity to work with and empower students and other young people by instilling the importance of ‘giving back’ or ‘paying forward’ is something that I cherish dearly.”