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Gilbert O. Ogonji, noted professor at Coppin, dies

Gilbert O. Ogonji, noted professor at Coppin, dies

Gilbert O. Ogonji, former longtime professor of biology and chair of Coppin State University's Department of Natural Sciences, died March 13 at his Silver Spring home from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 77.

"Early on, he demonstrated a talent for leadership, teaching, mentoring and inspiring students and faculty to achieve," the university said in announcing Dr. Ogonji's death. "Dr. Ogonji remains instrumental in the growth and sustainability of the natural sciences programs at Coppin."

"He really was a wonderful person with a great attitude, and I consider it a blessing that I had a chance to know him," said former Coppin State University President...

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