A Message from the President

August 17, 2017

A Moment of Reflection

The Bowie State University community was rocked to the core in May 2017 when we lost our student, Second Lt. Richard Collins III, in a senseless act of violence. To honor the life and legacy of Lt. Collins, we want to begin the school year standing together with the University of Maryland, College Park to affirm the core values of America and public higher education—inclusion, diversity, respect and civility. I ask the BSU campus community to join me as our two institutions observe a Moment of Reflection on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.

The BSU observance will take place at the torch. We will gather at 11:45 a.m. and following a brief program, observe a campus-wide moment of silence at 12:05 p.m. In remembering Lt. Collins, we seek to further the collective healing of the Bowie State University community and to pursue peace and understanding amongst all people.

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If you cannot join us at the torch, I ask that you stop what you are doing at your location at 12:05 p.m. to reflect on the precious life lost to us.

Additional programs and events will be held throughout the school year to help the BSU community continue the dialogue on inclusion, diversity and civility.