Richard Collins III Honored At Bowie State University’s Graduation
After his tragic and untimely death, Richard Collins III was honored at what should have been his graduation.
As previously reported the Bowie State University student was fatally stabbed Saturday by white stranger/suspected white supremacist Sean Christopher Urbanski in a possible hate crime.
On Tuesday Richard was honored by his peers and professors who remembered him and draped his graduation gown over a chair in the front row. According to TIME, the slain student’s family was also on hand to accept his business administration degree.
Bowie State President Mickey Burnim asked the graduates to remember Collins and “promote peace.”
“Let us pause now in a moment of silence and contemplation of what each of us might do to promote greater peace, harmony and love that seems to be so lacking in our country and our world today,” said Burnim, according to TIME.
Just days before his death, Richard was praised by Bowie State’s College of Business for his new ranking in the school’s ROTC program.
This is all just so sad and senseless, our sincerest condolences to his family.