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Bowie State University Is Maryland's First HBCU To Offer College Courses To Incarcerated Individuals — But It Needs Assistance

Professors at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Maryland are helping incarcerated men advance their education. In the fall of 2022, Bowie State University became the first HBCU in Maryland to offer a bachelor’s degree program at a correctional facility, per The Baltimore Banner.

Oct 27, 2023

Bowie State Reveals Plans To Open An Esports Lab Alongside A Game Development & Design Degree

Esports is taking the college world by storm. Having already launched an esports team back in February, Bowie State University wants to further support its students by creating an esports gaming lab facility , alongside a new game development and design degree, the Washington Business Journal reports. The historically Black university is currently on the lookout for bids to fund the gaming lab facility. The university hopes the gaming facility will encourage more students to tap into esports, strengthen their loyalty to the university’s team by creating an exclusive space, and support the addition of an undergraduate degree in game design. “It’s all part of an effort and plans to also create a game design academic program,” university spokesperson, Cassandra Robinson, said according to the outlet. Robinson also confirmed senior academic administrator Carl Goodman is leading the efforts for the layout of the degree program that is to come.

Dec 8, 2021

This HBCU Grad Has Helped Over 1,000 Black-Owned Businesses Generate Revenue

This Bowie State University alumnus knows how difficult it can be to market a business, so he started one to make it easier on others. Dante Lee is the founder of several platforms focused on promoting and sharing the stories of Black business and entrepreneurs including,,,, and Lee started his marketing and PR firm while still on campus. According to Black Business, he graduated in 2002 and was known for his marketing genius and is the self-proclaimed “Revenue Doctor.” He estimates that he has helped more than 1,000 Black-owned businesses generate $90,000 in revenue via his press release distribution service “African Americans have an annual buying power of $1 trillion dollars,” Lee says. “But there are very few affordable services that help marketers reach these consumers. What I’ve created helps underprivileged business owners affordably and effectively achieve their...

Mar 27, 2021

Bowie State University to Make HBCU History As the First to Build Stop-Motion Animation Studio

Maryland-based HBCU Bowie State University (BSU) has secured a historic partnership with stop-motion innovator LAIKA to build a first-of-its-kind animation studio for its students. According to a press release, LAIKA — the Oscar®-nominated and BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning feature film animation studio — has teamed up with BSU to build the nation’s first stop-motion animation studio. The aim is to enhance the school’s animation curriculum and offer students an alternative career path in the creative space. "THE GOAL IS TO SEE REPRESENTATION": @BowieState will soon get a new stop motion animation studio, thanks to a partnership w/ @LAIKAStudios . It's the first stop motion studio at an HBCU. The goal is to help students get jobs + increase diversity in animation @nbcwashington — Aimee Cho (@AimeeCho4) February 3, 2021 “This is a great opportunity for students to learn valuable skills that will carry them into the professional world of animation,”...

Feb 8, 2021