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MCC Members

Francis E. Beckwith

Attended Bowie State University (Bowie State College) from 1965-1969 (B.S. in Elementary Education).  Participated in Track and Field; received a letterman sweater in 1966.  Retired from the Montgomery County Public School System with 45 years of full-time service and from The City of Rockville Recreation Department with 32 years of part-time service.  Coached youth and adult sports for many years.  My son is a BSU alumnus.  I enjoy photography.

Larry R. Bond

Attended Bowie State College from 1975 to 1979, studying Music and Psychology. Transitioned to Computer Science obtaining multiple technical certifications, including the Masters of Communication Technology Certificate from the American Institute. In 1991, while working for the Office of Technology Assessment, received the Distinguished Service Award from the United States Congress.

In 1997, joined The Nature Conservancy and served for 25 years in many roles including Senior Network Engineer; Director of Network Operations; Senior Director of Infrastructure,

Operations & Systems; and Interim Chief Information Officer.  Was awarded the Conservation Operations Diversity & Inclusion Award in 2017.  Retired from the Conservancy in March 2023. Active in the local community as a member of various committees.  Hobbies are playing golf, going fishing, and listening to and playing music. I’m looking forward to helping the Montgomery County Chapter grow its vision to honor deserving high school graduates with scholarships that will forever impact their lives.

Charles V. Butler

Graduated from Douglass Jr. Sr. High School (Landover, MD) in June 1963.  Then, attended Bowie State University (Bowie State College) from 1963-1967  (B.S., Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude).  Served in the U.S. Army from January 1968 to January 1970 and earned a Purple Heart in Vietnam at a place called Hamburger Hill.  Experienced a lot of fascinating changes from chalkboards to computer systems, as a full-time teacher in the elementary schools of Montgomery County, from 1970 to 2003, with 6 months of teaching in Prince George’s County.  Still continues to stay in touch with changes as a substitute teacher in the elementary schools of Montgomery County.  I would like to see the Montgomery County Chapter continue to support students attending Bowie State University.

Joyce Conway

Attended Bowie State University (Bowie State College) from 1956-1960 (B.A. in Elementary Education). Retired from the Montgomery County Public School System, after teaching for 33.5 years. Received a M.A. in Education from George Washington University in Washington, D. C.; and while teaching, completed 30+ additional hours of classes and workshops from Montgomery County.

Joined the Montgomery County Chapter in 1963 and held the offices of recording secretary and assistant recording secretary; member of the Nomination, Program and Membership committees; and treasurer in 1985 (a position she stills holds). Became a Life Member of the BSUNAA, Inc., in January 2012. Active in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (an honorary society for women educators), Freestate Happy Wanderers Walking Club, and Riderwood African American History Club.

It is my hope that we work to recruit members for our chapter and that we continue our commitment of providing scholarships to Montgomery County Public School students who wish to further their education at our alma mater, Bowie State


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Jeryll L. Dorsey 

Attended Bowie State University (Bowie State College) from 1969-1973 (B.A. in Political Science). Pledged Phi Beta Sigma in 1970. Retired from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2012 as a Computer Systems Analyst. In these unpredictable times, I expect the chapter to remain a viable organization in support of BSU goals.

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Katie Ricketts Harper

Attended Bowie State University (Maryland State Teachers College) from 1951-1955 (B.S. in Elementary Education).  Participated in the Junior Senate 1 (Freshman) and 2 (Sophomore); Senior Senate 3 (Junior) and 4 (Senior); and Student Christian League 3 (Junior) and 4 (Senior).  Crowned Miss Bowie 1951-1952 school year.  Retired after 37 years of teaching in the public schools of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. 

Brenda Rose James
Edward King Martin, Sr.

Graduated from Bowie State University (Bowie State College) in 1975 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a concentration in Special Education.  Worked on a MBA at Frostburg State University.  Retired from the Montgomery County Public School System (1975-2019) and the Montgomery County Recreation Department (1989-2019).  Member of Alpha Phi Alpha/Iota Upsilon Lambda Chapter and Gamma Epsilon Theta/ Chartered Gamma (HU/DC) and Delta BSU) Chapters.  I’m looking forward to the growth and expansion of the Montgomery County Chapter and seeing it become one of the top HBCU alumni chapters in the Nation.

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Martine Ann Kent Martin

Graduated from Bowie State University (Bowie State College) in 1974 with a B.S. (Cum Laude) in Early Childhood Education.  Graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1975 with a M.Ed./Reading Specialist.  Employed by BSU in English Department/Reading Specialist (1975-1976) and the Montgomery County Public School System (1976-2007).  My greatest accomplishments are Lauren Kay Martin (Daughter)/BSU Graduate, Edward King Martin, Jr. (Son) BSU Graduate, Dr. Dawn Marie Jacobs-Martin (Daughter-In-Law), Edward King Martin III (Grandson), Liliana AnnMarie Martin (Granddaughter) and River Dorothy Mae Martin (Granddaughter).

Jack Avery Thomas, Sr.

Graduated from Bowie State University with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1976.  Graduated from Colorado Tech with a M.S. in Project Management in 2001.  Held multiple positions in Information Technology (IT), from Programming to Systems and Programming Manager for 20 years.  Currently, doing IT Project Management for 25 years.  Member of the Gamma Epsilon Theta Delta Chapter, Human Relations Commission (8 years), and Project Management Institute.  My personal goals for the Montgomery County Chapter of the Bowie State University National Alumni Association, Inc. are to: (1) increase the visibility of BSU as a first class HBCU, (2) increase school attendance at BSU and (3) provide educational opportunities at BSU for students that are less fortunate. 

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Henry L. Williams, Sr.

Graduated from Bowie State University (Bowie State College) in 1979 with a B.S. in Speech Communication/Theater. Retired as Superintendent of Field Operations/Operation Control Center at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Served as President of the Montgomery County Chapter from June 1993 to present. Also, active in community organizations. Moving forward, I would like to see our chapter grow in the areas of technology and communication.

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Margaret Foreman Williams

Attended Bowie State University (Maryland State Teachers College) from 1951-1955 (B.S. in Elementary Education).  Participated in Band 1 (Freshman) and 2 (Sophomore); Intramural Sports 1 (Freshman), 2 (Sophomore), 3 (Junior) and 4 (Senior); Junior Senate 1 (Freshman) and 2 (Sophomore); Press Club 3 (Junior) and 4 (Senior); and Student Christian League 2 (Sophomore), 3 (Junior) and 4 (Senior).  Retired after teaching in the Montgomery County Public Schools and becoming a substitute teacher after retirement, for a total of 52 years.

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Sandi Williams 

Attended Sherwood High School (another true Sandy Springer) where she played basketball and went on to play basketball on a scholarship at Bowie State University, earning a B.S. degree in Physical Education in 1990. Earned a Masters of Special Education degree from BSU in 1997, continued to earn a Masters in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and a Masters in Equity and Excellence in Education from McDaniel College in 2018.  She is an active BSU alumna and member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is an Assistant Principal in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Currently, she is also Co-Director of the George and Georgianna Campbell Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery, Inc.; and works closely with the Board to oversee all activities related to programming, development of educational activities, and fundraising. 

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Teresa Wright

Attended Bowie State University (Bowie State College) from 1970-1974 (B.S. in Art Education).  Graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1975 (A.A.S., Apparel Design).  Pursuing a B.S. in Technical Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (recently admitted, anticipated graduation 2024). 


Currently working as a children’s wear designer, artist, entrepreneur, and business owner.  Retired from Chevron in October 2020, after 27 years of service in Corporate Affairs and Government Affairs Operations.

Career and volunteer experiences include stints at an assortment of diverse workplaces -- education, property management, children's museum, government, retail sales and management, freelance fashion and costume designer, event planner, community affairs, and construction industry marketing. 


I look forward to the opportunities to give back to Bowie State University by participating in the Montgomery County Chapter and supporting its vision. As a team member of the Website Committee, I endeavor to contribute, strengthen our outreach to alumni, build relationships, and increase the University's financial empowerment and students' scholarships.

Attended Bowie State University (Bowie State College) from 1970-1974 (B.S. in

Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude). Received an MBA from the

University of Maryland-College Park in 1981. Retired from the Federal

Government in 2013 as an Audit Director with 39 years of service, after working at

the U.S. Government Accountability Office; U.S. Office of Management and Budget;

U.S. Department of Transportation/Office of Inspector General; and U.S.

Department of the Treasury/Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset

Relief Program. Life member of the BSUNAA, Inc., and the Delta Sigma

Theta Sorority, Inc. My son is a BSU alumnus. Despite these challenging times, I

expect the chapter to expand its support of deserving BSU students by continuing to provide scholarships; grow and expand its membership; and enhance its technical



Collective MCC Members

Francis Beckwith  (Class 1969)  

Sadie Birch (Class 1956)

Larry R. Bond (1975-1979) 

Debra Boyd (Class 1977) 

Eric Boyd (Class 1979) 

Charles Butler (Class 1965) 

Joyce Conway (Class 1960) 

Charles B. Davis (Class 1975) 

Gregory Dorsey (Class 1986) 

Jeryll Dorsey (Class 1973)   

Annette Renee Hall 

Martin Hall (Class 2010)

Katie Harper (Class 1955) 

Brenda R. James (Class 1974) 

Cleo King (Class 1974)

Larry W. King (Class 1974 & 1985)

Edward K. Martin, Jr. (Class 2003)

Edward K. Martin, Sr. (Class 1975) 

Martine Martin (Class 1974) 

Mai-Kim Norman (Class 2002)

Karen V. Owens

James C. Payne (Class 1984)

Salome Raheim (Class 1974) 

Betina Ricketts (Class 1989) 

Jacqueline Ricketts (Class 1991) 

Edward Stewart

Jack Avery Thomas, Sr. (Class 1976) 

Richard Tyler (Class 1967) 

Henry L. Williams, Sr. (Class 1979) 

Margaret Williams (Class 1955)

Millree Williams (Class 1974) 

Sandi Williams (Class 1990 & 1997)

Shirl Taylor-Wilson (1980-1982) 

Teresa Wright (Class 1974)

Asso. Member Joyce Fuller

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