Bowie State awards posthumous degree to slain student

Bowie State University

Bowie State awards posthumous degree to slain student at commencement

Bowie State awards posthumous degree to slain student at commencement

In a Bowie State University commencement ceremony punctuated by shouts and cheers from graduates and their families, none was louder than the rousing standing ovation for the family of 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III, who accepted a degree on his behalf Tuesday.

Collins, a 23-year-old business administration and ROTC student who was commissioned an Army officer last week, was stabbed to death on the University of Maryland campus early Saturday in an attack that authorities

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