April 7, 2011 · Print This Article
(Bowie-Md.) –Bowie State University will celebrate its 146th anniversary as Maryland’s oldest HBCU and one of the oldest in the nation during its annual Founders’ Day event on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Samuel L. Myers Auditorium in the Martin Luther King Jr. Communications Art Center.
The event will highlight the founding history of the institution through a number of speeches, musical performances and ceremonies.
The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Dr. Robert M. Franklin, president of Morehouse College. Prior to arriving at Morehouse, Dr. Franklin was a Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Emory University. Author of three books, his major fields of study include social ethics, psychology and African-American religion. He has also studied seven languages.
“I am exceptionally pleased to be a part of Bowie State University’s 146th Founders’ Day,” said Dr. Franklin. “I have always been inspired by the University’s values, its alumni, and President Burnim’s commitment to ensuring that education empower people to lead and serve. At this critical time, we share a commitment to enabling more African-American men to attend and graduate from college.”