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Presidential Inauguration

Racing to Excellence Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship was established in honor of President Breaux’s late father, Alex J. Woodley II, a renowned track and field coach. Your gift will inspire generations of students to run the race to excellence in academics and athletics.

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April 8–12, 2018
Installation Ceremony: April 12, 2018 | 11 a.m.
Processional starts at 10:30 a.m.

Bowie State University celebrated the historic Inauguration of Dr. Aminta H. Breaux as its 10th president and first female president in the university’s 153-year history. The activities brought together the university community with the broader community to focus on President Breaux’s Racing to Excellence vision.

Installation Ceremony

Dr. Breaux was officially installed as the 10th president of Bowie State University, followed by a campus-wide reception. Visit Link

Inaugural Dance Concert

Bowie State paid tribute to President Breaux with a special dance concert featuring performances by students from BSU, the Paula Brown Performing Arts Center and Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Suitland High School. Visit Link

Research and Collaborative Experiences Symposium

BSU celebrated outstanding scholarship at a symposium highlighting student, faculty and staff research and creative works. Visit Link

Bowie State University President Aminta Breaux with students at a local school

Bowie State in the Community

Students and faculty joined President Breaux at Whitehall Elementary and Bowie High schools to thank community partners and invite them to join the Race to Excellence. Visit Link

BSU students in a band

Excellence Matters: An Artistic Experience

BSU students showcased their talents in an open mic exhibition of creative expression portraying what academic excellence means to them. Visit Link

Bowie State University president Aminta Breaux at the 153rd Founders Day

Founders Day

The Bowie State community reflected on the evolution of the university's leadership. Yohance Maqubela, son of activist Dick Gregory, gave the keynote address guest speaker. Visit Link

Racing to Excellence Scholarship Gala

The black-tie gala celebrating President Breaux's Inauguration benefited the Racing to Excellence Endowed Scholarship. R&B and funk legends, The S.O.S. Band provided live entertainment. Visit Link

Pre-inaugural Gospel Concert

Patrick Lundy & the Ministers of Music headlined the Gospel choir showcase, along with Stellar Award winner and BSU alumnus Phillip Carter & the Sounds of Victory, the Largo and Oxon Hill High school choirs, and the Bowie State University Gospel Choir. Visit Link