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Principal Elected to Lead Bowie State University’s Alumni Association
John Word to Serve Two-Year Term
(Bowie, Md.) – A local middle school principal with more than 30 years of experience in education is elected president of Bowie State University’s National Alumni Association.
Dr. John Word, of Bowie, Md., a two-time Bowie State alumnus, is a 14-year principal at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va. He is the at-large member of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals Board of Directors. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1977 and a master’s degree in 1981, both from Bowie State.
“We are charged with helping to assess the status of our university and support the implementation of the university's vision, mission, and goals,” said Dr. Word, who will serve a two-year term. “I am anxiously looking forward to what we will accomplish over the next two years as we build on the successes of the previous administration.”
Other alumni elected to the BSU National Alumni Association’s Board of Directors are:
· Weyden Wedderburn, M.S. ‘98, of Bowie, Md., first vice president
· Cynthia Jackson, B.A. ‘85, of Upper Marlboro, Md., second vice president
· Remeta Johnson, B.S. ‘00, of Laurel, Md., treasurer
· Anita Ford, B.S. ‘01, M.A. ‘10, of Suitland, Md., financial secretary
· Monique White-Chiselom, B.S. ‘93, of Upper Marlboro, Md., recording secretary
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