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Award-Winning Columnist Offers Advice to Bowie State University Faculty

August 27, 2014

Michelle Singletary to Share Reflections on College Mentor

Damita Chambers, 301-832-2628,


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Nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary credits a professor who taught black literature at the University of Maryland for challenging her to become the award-winning writer she is today. Based on her college experience, she offered advice to returning professors on how to invest and mentor Bowie State University students as the keynote speaker for the two-day Faculty Institute, which starts on Wednesday, August 27.

In a recent column, Singletary shared her reflections on Dr. Joyce A. Joyce – now the chair of the English department at Temple University – to make the case of choosing an affordable, nurturing college over a pricey school. Citing a report by Gallup and Purdue University, she argues that success among college graduates is more closely tied to having a professor who invested in them as a person than attending a brand name school.


The two-day Faculty Institute is a professional development program for Bowie State University faculty to present best-practice methods in teaching to promote students success.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Keynote Address: 10-11:30 a.m.


Bowie State University
Student Center, Wiseman Ballroom



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