Tamika  Coppedge

2021 Graduate Profile

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  • Tralona Boisne

    I am so proud of you and all of your determination and perseverance! I’m forever in awe of and inspired by you! Keep checking those boxes Phenomenal Woman!!!💕

  • Nina Nightingale

    Tamika, I am so very proud of you and what you’ve accomplished in spite of the obstacles and unforeseen circumstances that attempted to come against you. You are an overcomer, Victory is yours!! Continue to stay the course and you will fulfill your purpose! My family and I will always support you. Wishing you the very best in your future endeavors.

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Tamika  Coppedge
Business Administration, A.S.

Current Residence :



Business Administration, A.S.

Year of Graduation:


I am the first in my family to earn a college degree.


I wanted to earn my degree because:

I started working on my degree in 1998 and again in 2003. I could not complete it due to life circumstances (children and work) and decided to give it another try in 2017. After completing three semesters at Mitchell College, I transferred to TRCC and took advantage of the Assessment for Prior Learning Course. I promised myself I was not going to give up this time. In October of 2020, during the middle of the Fall semester and in the midst of COVID-19, I survived a Left Suborachnoid Hemmorage (brain aneurysm) and ended up in the hospital for three weeks. I was still determined to finish. With the support of my Professors, family, and close friends, I made it!

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:

My Sister Tralona, my best friends Nina, and Crystal! My dear friend Rebecca.

I’d like to give a shout out to:

All adult students working full time, with children and pushing through life's challenges, are working hard to earn a degree!! My Mom because without her, I would not be here. My children Tramaine, Jahkwon, Terrance, and J'Nyiah, and my four grandchildren.

What I like best about my degree program and what it means to me is:

I like the Business Administration/ Management degree because the coursework exposes you to various career choices for your future.

What I enjoyed most about my experience at Three Rivers Community College was:

My Earth Science class with Professor Bill Dopriak.

I plan to use my degree to:

To explore opportunities in new areas of employment.

Now that I have completed college, I’m most looking forward to:

Begin working on my Undergrad Degree in Labor Relations/Human Resource Management.

What I’ll miss most about Three Rivers is:

The laughs I had in my Earth Science class with all of my classmates!!!