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Ramonia Morant-President

Ramonia Morant currently serves as President and former 2nd Vice President, 2015-16, of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. She is an alumna of Bowie State University, class of 2006. She holds a B.S. in Sociology with a specialty in Criminal Justice. Ramonia is currently pursuing her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and plans to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor upon completion of her program and graduation. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society and Golden Key National Honor Society. Ramonia has a heart for giving back and being able to help others, on campus or in the community. As President of the Graduate Student Association, her vision for the organization is to increase the awareness of the graduate program and association on campus and in the community by being a voice and representative of fellow graduate students; to develop working relationships amongst grad and undergrad students and organizations; to have increase participation in the Graduate Student Association, and for graduate students to gain an enriched academic, professional and social experience at Bowie State University. Last but not least, for each graduate student to uphold the mission of GSA and Bowie State.

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays 3:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m., Mondays and Fridays by appointment only.

Email: gsapresident10@gmail.com, gsabsu@gmail.com

 

Rene Howard- Executive Vice President

Rene currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. Rene received her Associates Degree in Mass Communication from Prince George’s Community College and received her Bachelors Degree in Communication with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism, with honors, from Bowie State University. She is a proud alumna currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Organizational Communication. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and serves as the Communications Graduate Student Caucus (CGSC) President. She also serves on numerous other committees on campus. She is very committed to community service on and off campus. She plans to work tirelessly with the 2016 – 2017 “Golden Legacy” BSU GSA Executive Board to represent all graduate students and advocate on their behalf with our administration. Her mission is to work diligently for and engage purposefully with the graduate student body to ensure success at Bowie State University. If you see her out and about on campus please feel free to introduce yourself and say hello!

Office Hours: Mondays 3:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m.; or by appointment

Please feel free to contact her at bsugsavp@gmail.com

Maureen Elias-Vice President of Internal Affairs

Maureen currently serves as the Vice President of Internal Affairs of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. Maureen is a native of Washington state. She earned her BS in Psychology with a minor in History from Campbell University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is in her second year of working towards her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. Following graduation, she plans to continue to work towards a doctorate. She is president of the Student Veterans Association as well as president of the NCE/CPCE Prep Club. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society, African Psychology Student Association, and Golden Key National Honor Society. You will see her performing with the Bowie State Gospel choir at many campus events. She is married to Dustin, an active duty service member, and is a veteran herself. She has three beautiful children; Michael, Gabrielle, and Coraline. Maureen is excited to be a part of the GSA Executive Board and looks forward to serving the graduate student body.

Office Hours: Mondays 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesdays 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

 

Vonzella (Renee) McQueen-Director of Fiscal Affairs

Renee currently serves as the Director of Fiscal Affairs of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. She currently serves as the Financial Director in the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. She graduated from Penn State Altoona with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing and Management and minor in Entrepreneurship, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Human Resource Development. In her role as the Director of Fiscal Affairs, she plans on creating professional development opportunities for graduate students’ through partnerships established by Bowie State University Graduate Student Association. Also, she would like to help with getting graduate students more involved in the organization and on campus.

Office Hours: Mondays and Fridays 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Amina Ileanaju Ayodeji-Ogundiran – Director of Communications

Amina currently serves as the Director of Communications of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. Amina is a young talented lady from Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development here in Bowie State University. In addition, Amina is a Graduate Assistant in the department of Human Resource Development, Bowie State University. Amina believes in a collaborative approach to achieving goals, she is highly dedicated to service, and she possess a high level of integrity.

Office Hours: Mondays 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Richard Opeyemi Onatunji- Parliamentarian/Member-At-Large

Currently serves as Parliamentarian/Member-At- Large of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. Richard obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State in Nigeria. As an International student, he’s currently pursuing his Masters of Arts in Human Resource Development, as an ideal match with his aspirations and goals in life. In his capacity as the Parliamentarian/Member-At- Large of the Graduate Student Association, Richard inquisitiveness and doggedness is to influence and face-lift Graduate Student Association to a greater height. It is probably easier to feel or sense than to describe the essence of a 'good climate' that promotes esprit and gives birth to high performing units. Richard plans to utilize the opportunity of his position to encourage and improve members’ active participation and to bring exceptional values and growth to the Graduate Student Association.

Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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