Department of Computer Science

Denzel Prince

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Class: Masters student

Major: Computer Science

Cadet Prince graduated from Oxon Hill High School as a nationally ranked All-American football player and regionally ranked Track and Field athlete. Immediately upon his high school graduation, Cadet Prince was awarded both a 4-year ROTC scholarship and football scholarship to attend Morgan State University. While attending college, Cadet Prince married his high school sweetheart. Between his college freshman and senior years, Cadet Prince maintained his position in his school and community, as a husband, father of three, athlete, full-time student, and mentor among his peers and local youth, all the while remaining on the Dean's List of academic scholars for nearly his entire undergraduate tenure. Although Cadet Prince is an active member of a multitude of different undertakings, he has also managed to show his passion for helping others by working as a full-time nurse for both geriatric and intellectually restricted communities.

Currently, Cadet Prince is an athlete for the Bowie State University football team. His dynamic leadership qualities, esprit de corps, and intense sense of pride helped to lead his football team to the 2015 CIAA Football Championship. Cadet Prince is currently pursuing his M.Sc. in Computer Science and he has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, where he graduated Cum Laude with honors. Even though Cadet Prince did not have a STEM related academic background, he has grasped the concepts of his program so well that he maintains a high GPA which enables him to serve as a volunteer peer tutor.

While attending the cadet leadership training course during summer of 2014, Cadet Prince was ranked 1 out of 10 in his squad.  In the summer of 2015, Cadet Prince attended the Cadet Leader Course  alongside 6,000 of his fellow cadets, where he was ranked in the top 15% nationally. Due to this high ranking, Cadet Prince was invited to act as a Cadet Marshall on behalf of Bowie State University ROTC at the National All-American Bowl for high school athletes, which is held in San Antonio Texas. While acting as a Cadet Marshall, Cadet Prince used his previous experience as an All- American athlete to influence and encourage rising athletes to thrive and take advantage of the opportunities presented to them while at the national scouting combine. His outgoing personality, accomplishments, and military bearing led to his selection to a panel of 4 of the nation's top cadets, to represent cadets nationally on behalf of the Cadet Command Commanding General Peggy Combs. As a result of his selection to the panel, Cadet Prince was concurrently awarded Coins for Leadership Excellence from Commanding General Peggy Combs, Deputy Commanding Officer Brigadier General Sean Gainey, and 4th Brigade Commander Colonel Matthew Ingram.

Cadet Prince is currently contracted by the Bowie State University ROTC program and will complete both his M.Sc. in Computer Science and his commission as a 2nd LT in the United States Army in December 2016.