Awardees

M.A.

Heritage Award
Honors Leadership

M.A. “MIKE” LITTLE

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER of B&W Solutions, Inc., Mr. Little is recognized for his ability to develop corporate strategies to acquire and build new business. He is proficient at aligning appropriate resources to address the ever changing needs of his clients, including working with federal agencies, local government, community businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

 

Thomas H. Graham

Flame of Faith Award
Honors Service to the Community or Philanthropy

THOMAS H. GRAHAM

VICE PRESIDENT of people strategy and human resources for Pepco Holdings Inc. and former president of Pepco Region, Mr. Graham serves on numerous boards, including chair of Center for Energy Workforce Development and Maryland Chamber of Commerce. He is also an alumnus of University of Tampa and Georgetown University’s senior executive leadership program.

 

Mildred Ridgley Gray

Torch of Truth Award
Honors the Alumni Heritage of Bowie State University

MILDRED RIDGLEY GRAY

FOUNDER of the Mildred Ridgley Gray Charitable Trust, Inc., which raises awareness of historical landmarks in Prince George's County. An alumna from the classes of ‘40 and ‘46, Ms. Gray’s efforts led to the restoration of the Ridgeley Rosenwald School, a two-room building opened in 1927 in an African-American community.

Dr. Gail Medford

Founder’s Promise Award
Honors University Service

DR. GAIL MEDFORD

CO-COORDINATOR of the Bowie State theatre arts program and professor of theater arts, Dr. Medford has more than 30 years in theater and higher education, as well as professional experience as an actress, director and theater consultant. She has also served in leadership roles as a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

 

Colonel Marilyn Wills

Military Service Award
Honors Exceptional Military Service

COLONEL MARILYN WILLS

RETIRED ARMY COLONEL with 30 years of active military service, Ms. Wills, ‘00, has earned multiple military honors are the Purple Heart, Soldiers’ Medal, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal.