A Message from the President

May 23, 2022

Our 157th Commencement Ceremony

Dear Bowie State University Campus Community,

Last Friday marked another milestone in the history of Bowie State University as we watched nearly 700 students walk across the stage to take their place in the world.

On behalf of the administration and our Spring 2022 graduates, thank you for the time, effort and dedication that went into making our 157th Commencement ceremony a success! This was our first time being back fully in-person for the ceremony in two years, which required many individuals and departments to work hard to prepare the campus for our graduates and their families and friends.

Thank you to Conference and Event Services including Annette Wedderburn and Chandra Hicks De’Jesus for leading the commencement planning committee, which played an integral role in the execution of a wonderful event for our graduates. Committee members included:

Dr. Carl Goodman
Mr. Michael McGee
Ms. Akira White
Ms. Keesha Atkins
Mr. Billy Bennett
Ms. Thomasina Boardley
Chief James Booker
Dr. Shirelle Briscoe
Dr. Cubie Bragg
Ms. Yvette Caldwell
Ms. Shari Christie
Ms. Kristin Clarkson
Ms. Claudette Clemons
Ms. Arlene Creek
Ms. Liberty Deffenbaugh
Mr. Michael Fleishman
Mr. David Fisher
Ms. Jessica Fisher
Ms. Ebony Gordon
Ms. Kellie Green
Mr. Joshua Gunn
Ms. Carla Hopkins
Dr. Marymal Holmes
Dr. Jacqueline Jackson-Palmer
Mr. George Jones
Leitenant Lashelle Powell
Ms. Cassandra Robinson
Mr. Anthony Savia
Ms. Davine Snead
Ms. Angelique M. Sterling
Ms. Carolyn Patreese Thorpe
Mr. Andre Tiller
Dr. Otis Thomas
Mr. Charles Uguomore
Mr. Jabari Walker
Dr. Satina Vivian Williams









Additionally, I want to recognize the students who participated on the program including members of the BSU ROTC, the BSU University Choir, the BSU Concert Band, Senior Class President Akira White, Graduate Student Association Vice President Liberty Deffenbaugh and Student Regent Ayotola Oludayo. Finally, much is owed to the staff across the campus and I especially want to thank our campus safety personnel, logistics team and groundskeepers who ensured the safety and well-being of the campus as well as the look and service provided was outstanding.

Thank you all for continuing on our Racing to Excellence journey! We appreciate your commitment to the success of the next generation of BSU leaders. You truly embody what it means to be Bowie BOLD!

With much appreciation,

Aminta H. Breaux