My Brother’s Keeper Briefing

Join the men of Bowie State University at the “My Brother’s Keeper” briefing from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday Oct. 3 in the Student Center. MBK is President Obama’s national initiative focusing on keeping young men on track for success.

Congressman Steny Hoyer and U. S. Sen. Ben Cardin are scheduled to appear along with Bowie State University mentors and protégés.

Join in for inspirational messages and practical strategies for success!

Take Advantage of the BSU Opportunity

President Burnim encouraged students to register for 15 credits each semester and to attend and pass all of their classes with good grades. He said students should take developmental and remedial courses early on. He asked students to consider summer school and winter classes to stay on track for graduation.

The president went on to say that students should take full advantage of the educational opportunity here at BSU.

President Burnim Addresses Freshmen

President Burnim praised the staff, administration, cabinet for working so hard to enroll an estimated 5676 students this semester.

He reported that U.S. senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin recently visited campus to discuss financial aid and the cost of college. In a few weeks members of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative will be on campus Oct. 3 to encouraged young men to stay on track in school and in their personal lives.

These efforts are designed to help students graduate in four years. He encouraged students to get a good return on their investment by completing their degrees in four years, explaining that students who graduate in five or more years spend more money on the same degree that they could have gotten in four years.

Specifically, the cost of a degree from BSU grows from $30,000 in four years to about $37,000 for five years and about $44,000 in six years. Burnim said to get a good return on your investment by finishing in four years.

A Band of Conspirators Dedicated to Your Success

Provost Weldon Jackson asked the Class of 2018 to stand and take the Bowie State promise to in part: be a loyal and contributing member of the BSU community; to abide by the code of conduct; to ensure a positive learning environment; to respect others; to recognize the full potential of their gifts; to honor the university’s values and to graduate on four years!

Fall Convocation 2014

Welcome to the class of 2018! Meyers Auditorium is packed this morning with nearly 800 students, faculty, staff and administrators celebrating the official opening of the academic year.

Michael Saunders just rocked the crowd with his rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

SGA President Milan Mobley greeted her fellow Bulldogs, encouraging them to uphold the school’s values of excellence, civility, integrity, diversity and accountability.

Graduate Student Association President LaVesha Huff encouraged students to get involved with the association this year and encouraged undergraduates to “make the choice to graduate in four years.”