Bowie State University is Maryland’s oldest HBCU. That’s Historically Black College/University for those that don’t know. I was SO PSYCHED OUT to hear that First Lady Michelle Obama will be speaking at the May 17th Commencement Ceremony. AAAAAAAYY!!! This is a ticketed event. I wonder if any of those coveted tickets will be for “sale.” What’s really cool is that the Obamas are establishing a history with Bowie State. President Barack Obama has twice visited the campus, once as a Senator in 2006 and again as President in 2010.
Governor O’Malley is testing the waters for a presidential run. I don’t know. Looking at how he’s handled Maryland’s budget, education, transportation, etc., I’m just not sure if he’s the one for the job. I’m not a huge fan of his. I’m especially not happy about transportation in Maryland. Look at how the metro subway is forging it’s way into Virginia when it’s BWI in Arundel County that’s setting all kinds of records for passenger use. Aaaah the politics or it all. That’s for another post, another post.
From Bowie State University’s website:
First Lady Michelle Obama will address Bowie State University graduates at the 2013 Spring Commencement ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md. Mrs. Obama will address approximately 600 graduates and receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. “It is an extraordinary honor for Bowie State University and the Class of 2013 to welcome First Lady Michelle Obama as an honored guest at our Spring Commencement ceremony,” said BSU President Mickey L. Burnim. “She is an outstanding role model who will add even greater significance to this celebration of achievement for our graduates and their families.”
President Burnim will also confer honorary degrees on music icons Nickolas Ashford (posthumously) and Valerie Simpson for their exceptional accomplishments as internationally renowned songwriters, producers and performers for close to 50 years. He will award the President’s Medal of Excellence to Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, for his outstanding leadership in higher education, especially his work supporting minority students to excel in the sciences.
The commencement ceremony will be a ticketed event. This will be the first time that Mrs. Obama has addressed a Bowie State University audience.
Governor Martin O’Malley(MD) is said to be “seriously considering” a run for the presidency. From the Baltimore Sun, “With a productive General Assembly session behind him, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday that he will use the second half of the year to consider whether to run for the White House. ‘I need to be spending a lot more energy and time giving serious consideration and preparation to what — if anything — I might have to offer should I decide to run for president in 2016,’ O’Malley said during a wide-ranging interview with editors of The Baltimore Sun.”
What do you think? Does he have a shot?