Career Development Center Staff


Director of Career Services

Email:  Phone:  (301) 860-3828

As the Director of Career Services, April Johnson provides leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of the department's programs, services, policies and procedures. She develops and implements strategies for expanding, marketing and promoting the office and oversees a staff of four professionals and four graduate and undergraduate student workers.

Prior to her arrival at Bowie State University, she served as Director of Career Services at McDaniel College; Assistant Director of Career Services at the University of Maryland University College; Career Development Coordinator and Psychology Department Adjunct Faculty at Anne Arundel Community College; and Assessment Facilitator for the Baltimore City's Mayor's Office of Employment Development.

Ms Johnson's summary of qualifications include 16 years of successful experience in managing, developing, facilitating, and evaluating Career Counseling and Advisement, Employer Relations and Recruitment, Student Employment, and Experiential Learning programs. In addition, she has 11 years of experience in staff training and supervision, policy development and evaluation, fiscal and budget management, strategic planning, and college-level teaching. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Distance Credentialed Counselor. Ms. Johnson is qualified to administer and interpret Level "B" psychological tests, and has extensive knowledge and training of career development theories and practices.

Ms. Johnson received her Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) from The Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She holds memberships in the National Career Development Association, the MD Career Development Association, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and the National Association of Colleges and Employers.


Manager Job Development Services, Office of Career Services

Email:  Phone:  (301) 860-3831

Ms. Wigglesworth currently serves as Manager of Job Development Services in the Office of Career, Co-op and International Student Services and coordinates all job development and employer outreach for the Career Services Office.  In addition, she assists in developing career services policy to prepare students for successful entry into the world of work and/or graduate school.

Ms. Wigglesworth has broad and extensive in human resources.  Prior to employment at Bowie State University, Mrs. Wigglesworth was Equal Employment Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In this position she managed and coordinated the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Unit.  While in this position she implemented the Bureau of Labor Statistics' first Diversity Intern Program and launched numerous partnerships with minority colleges and universities to increase the diversity and talent in the agency.

Ms. Wigglesworth worked in several other positions in the U.S. Department of Labor.  With the Bureau of Labor Statistics, she was an Employment Development Specialist chiefly responsible for establishing and managing the Bureau of Labor Statistics' first Minority College Recruitment Program, conducting training and counseling employees on career opportunities.  She was a Personnel Management Specialist who advised managers and employees on staffing policies, procedures, personnel rules, regulations and organizational design and restructuring.

She also served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Women's Bureau on employment issues related to adolescent women, as well as, coordinated the first nationwide demonstration school-to-work transition training program for young women.

Before moving to the Department of Labor, she was the Assistant Project Director and a Manpower Planner for the City of Atlanta Comprehensive Employment and Training Program.

Mrs. Wigglesworth received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Fisk University, Nashville, TN and her Master's of Arts Degree, in Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Howard University, Washington, D.C.  


Employment/Co-op Career Coordinator, Office of Career Co-op, &

International Students Services

Email:  Phone:  (301) 860-3829

Ms. Price is the Employment/Co-op Career Coordinator in the Career, Co-op and International Student Services within the Student Affairs Division. Ms. Price coordinates the Cooperative Education and Internship Programs, provides career advisement utilizing an online assessment tool called DISCOVER, critiques resumes, assist students with graduate school preparation, and plans and conducts a myriad of career development sessions (i.e., resume building, interviewing techniques, job search, etc.)  She assists with the planning and coordination of annual career and gradopenhouse/professional school information fairs as well as assist employers with utilizing eRecruiting (online job posting system) and on campus recruitment.  Additionally, she serves as the campus liaison for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund which provides leadership, career, and personal development training for students and staff of public HBCUs. 

She possesses a diverse employment background working in the government and non-profit arena.  She provided counseling to children via a non-profit agency and directed the Human Environment Center's (defunct) Minority Environmental Internship Program.  In this capacity, she recruited minority students to intern in environmental organizations (federal and non-profit), assisted with supervisor and mentor training, and planned and coordinated cultural enrichment activities for the interns. 

Ms. Price has a BS degree in Political Science (Bowie State College) and a MA degree in Counseling Psychology (Bowie State University). Ms. Price successfully completed the 120 hour eLearning National Career Development Association Career Development Facilitator Training in 2009.   She holds membership in the Maryland Career Development Association, Maryland Association for Counseling and Development, Campus Alumni Association and the BSU National Alumni Association. 


Administrative Assistant for Career, Coop & International Student Services

Email:  (301) 860-3826

Sharmion previously worked as the Program Management Specialist in the Office of Institutional Advancement for three years, prior to starting her position as the Administrative Assistant in Career, Co-op and International Services.

She provides administrative support to the Director and the staff.  Sharmion received her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Hunter College in New York.