In October 2008, Nikki E. Owens, a junior at Bowie State University, received a Milton Pericles Darden III Memorial Scholarship from the Scott Lee Foundation during its First Annual Nicole Lynette Scott Lee Memorial Scholarship Awards Reception.
Prior to his responsibilities at BSU, Ellis served two decades as vice president with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the premier trade association of the nation's free-over-the-air broadcast radio and television stations. Following his retirement from NAB in 2004, he founded and operated Dwight Ellis & Associates, a global media business and workforce development consultancy.
Talented Baltimore vocalist Lisa Mack began singing at the age of 4. Her talent helped her win the crown of Miss Bowie State University in 1992 and placed her as a finalist at the 6th annual Miss Collegiate African American Pageant.