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Congratulatory Messages


Share Your Shout-out with the Class of 2020

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To the Class of 2020

"I am so very proud of the entire May 2020 Class for your strength, determination and commitment to excellence. It is a true testament to you and your Bulldog spirit that you did not give in, or give up, on achieving your goals."

Aminta H. Breaux
Bowie State University President


Congratulations Class of 2020. I am very proud of every single one of you. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to engage with you. Peace & blessings.  - Professor Tewodross Melchishua Williams

Congratulations, Class of 2020! And a very special shoutout to my little sister, Katherine Garcia Acevedo, who is graduating with an awesome GPA! You all are an inspiration to your family & friends!  - Ivonne Garcia

CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 2020! You did it! Celebrate your accomplishments of earning your degree & lifelong memories of BSU! AyeAyeAyeAyeeeeBOWIE!  Thomasina "Coach T" Boardley  Head Cheer Coach and Assistant Director of New Student Experiences & Student Activities

Congrats c/o 2020! Especially to my baby sis Imani Love Lee Rowe. Sooo proud of you!!  Amber Rowe (‘14) Alum

Congratulations Class of 2020 on your accomplishments. Your BSU experience will never leave you as you continue with a loving community bonded by everything that makes BSU special.  You have graduated in one of the most memorable years in history. Go Bulldogs!  Rosalind Muchiri (‘03) Alum

CONGRATS TO THE NURSING CLASS OF 2020! SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO THE BETAS OF LAMBDA PHI BETA CHAPTER OF CHI ETA PHI, INC! You are persevering, sure-footed, purposefully directed, determined, and risk-takers!  Thuy Vy Lyn-kew (‘14; ‘20) Alum
Graduating seniors, I am so proud of you! May you enjoy great success. Continue to love and embrace your art and push yourself every day. !Felicidades graduados 2020! -Professor Elana Velasco Congratulations Class of 2020. You are prepared for greatness because you have earned one thing no one can take from you; An education! I salute you for being resilient during this difficult time. Be encouraged. #boop  - Phyllis Gillians Huge, huge congrats!!! Way to push in spite of the circumstances!!!! Welcome to the greatest alumni family!!!!  #bsu #bsu  Shawn Rouse (‘01) Alum
Congratulations to our Bulldogs Blessings!!! You all are super amazing and awesome. I look forward to seeing you all in your achievements with Bowie State University Alumni under your name. Congrats!!!  Danette Purvis Family Member Congratulations to the entire class of 2020! Remember, you are unstoppable, the world is waiting for YOU to make a difference, and nothing will stand in the way of your journey. You deserve it!!!.  Rebecca Akinmurele (’19) Alum

Congratulations Class of 2020! It has been a long, hard road. But we made it! We made it through the trials and tribulations of Covid-19 and all the years in school. I am so happy for each and every one of you!   - Faith Garner ‘20

“I am so proud of you guys for still finishing off the semester strong. Keep your head up and your faith strong because this too shall pass and will be another VICTORY for the books! CONGRATULATIONS!”

Diamond Lyles
Senior Class President

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