By Ashlea Perkins
In this issue of The Spectrum the Commuter Column interviews one of the hundreds of commuter students who make the daily trek from their off-campus residences to Bowie State University. The Spectrum sat down with commuter Sharice Walker, a senior communications major concentrating in public relations, who commutes to campus from Washington, D.C.
The Spectrum: Good morning Sharice, I've been interested some time now, to hear out the mouths of our commuter student s the likes and dislikes of being a commuter, also what challenges you face as a commuter student. So tell me what your takes on this are.
Walker: Well, I would first like to start by saying, I came to Bowie State University as a transfer student fall 2006 and so far it has been a wonderful experience. However, like any institution I have faced some challenges from, getting involved on campus, as well as troubles in the financial aid office (Chuckles).
The Spectrum: What made you choose Bowie State when you decided to transfer?
Walker: I chose Bowie State because it was close to home and extremely affordable, plus I had only heard great things about the school from current students as well as the Alumni.
The Spectrum: Your first day here at Bowie State, was it anything like you imagined?
Walker: Most definitely, the campus is extremely beautiful and inviting.
The Spectrum: Is there anything you wish you could change about your experience here at Bowie State?
Walker: No, not really.
The Spectrum: You are getting ready to walk across stage in May 2010 what advice would you give to a prospective Bowie State Bulldog?
Walker: I would tell them to take advantage of this experience because it only comes once in life.