The Bowie Black Male Educators and Leaders Alliance was launched through a partnership with the Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers and Bowie State University National Alumni Association (BSUNAA) starting in 2019. The purpose and goals of the Alliance are to:
- Document and honor Bowie Black male educators’ and leaders’ professional careers;
- Galvanize and regularly engage Bowie Black male educators and leaders that are alumni, current, and retired educators and leaders to provide organic networking and mentoring opportunities;
- Create a platform for prospective Black male educators to interact and network with Bowie Black male educators and leaders;
- Create a directory of Bowie Black male educators and leaders to support organic networking, mentoring activities, and achievement recognition;
- Promote and encourage a culture of philanthropy – from student to alumni; and
- Annually fund the Minority Male Educator Endowed Scholarship;
- Engage in organic community outreach and professional development opportunities
The Alliance goals are aligned with the Bowie State University Racing to Excellence Strategic Plan goals and objectives.
The Bowie Black Male Educators and Leaders Alliance Pledge
I pledge to honor the historical legacy and contemporary contributions of Bowie Black male educators and leaders.
I pledge to be my Bowie Brother’s Keeper by upholding and uplifting him.
I pledge to always strive for excellence as an educator and leader.
I pledge to continuously support the growth and development of myself, my Bowie Brothers, and other educators and leaders.
I pledge to support the Alliance, Bowie State University, and its educational programs and initiatives.
I pledge to always do my best to recruit, retain, support, and develop high-quality Black male educators and leaders to renew and regenerate the profession.
The Annual Gathering of Bowie Black Male Educators and Leaders Alliance 2019-2020 Award Recipients
Living Black History Award
An individual who persevered through challenging times to make a significant historical achievement and contribution to the field of education to pave the way for future generations of Black male educators and/or leaders.
Recipient: Mr. Robert Brooks
Outstanding Supporter Award
An individual and/or organization that provides invaluable support to the creation and formation of the Bowie Black Male Educators and Leaders Alliance
Recipients: Bowie State University National Alumni Association, Mr. Ricardo Mitchell, Dr. John A. Word, Sr.
Distinguished Philanthropy Award
An accomplished Black male educator and/or leader who devoted their time, talent, and treasure to the advancement of Bowie State University and field of education.
Recipients: Mr. Gordon Sampson, Mr. Vaughn D. Evans, Sr.
Distinguished Leadership Career Award
A person who has made a significant impact in school systems throughout their career as a leader.
Recipients: Dr. Marcus Newsome, Dr. Edward Newsome, Jr., Dr. Jeffrey Holmes
Black Male Educator Empowerment Award
A person who works individually or in an organization to increase, retain, develop, support and empower Black men into the teaching profession.
Recipient: Mr. Rodney Harrison
Black Male Student Empowerment Award
A person who works individually or in an organization to provide leadership or significant service to impact the lives of Black boys and men.
Recipient: Dr. Demitri Kornegay
Outstanding Leader Award
A school leader that significantly impacts the lives of students, teachers, administrators, families, and/or communities.
Recipients: Mr. Norman Coleman, Mr. Dallas Lee
Innovative Educator Award
An educator who uses innovative approaches in educational settings to advance student academic and social development, pedagogy, and profession.
Recipient: Mr. Brandon McKay-Davis
Teacher Leader Award
An educator who provides leadership beyond the classroom to advance student learning, teacher development, school environment, and/or the profession.
Recipients: Mr. James Hargraves, Mr. George Crawford
Outstanding Educator Award
An educator who represents excellence in the teaching profession, possesses exemplary pedagogical skills, and significantly impacts student academic and social development.
Recipient: Mr. Norbert Gouanet
Outstanding Professor Award
A professor who represents excellence in the teaching college level courses, possesses exemplary pedagogical skills, and significantly impacts student academic and social development.
Recipients: Mr. Brandon C. Wallace, Mr. Kevin Alston, II
Outstanding Student Athlete Award
An education major who excels as a student athlete with meritorious academic achievement.
Recipient: Mr. J’Sean Williams
Outstanding Student Leader Award
An education major who excels as a student leader with meritorious academic achievement.
Recipient: Mr. Leighton Williams