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1963 » To young to be a freshman

I started at Towson State in September 1963, at age 16! In Baltimore City schools, students "with academic promise" could skip the 8th grade in a "condensed fast track" junior high experience. Grades 7-9 were completed in two years at Woodbourne Junior High, now Chinquapin Middle. The reason Baltimore City Public Schools did this was the baby boomer onslaught, there were 800 Eastern grad ...

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1963 » To young to be a freshman

I started at Towson State in September 1963, at age 16! In Baltimore City schools, students "with academic promise" could skip the 8th grade in a "condensed fast track" junior high experience. Grades 7-9 were completed in two years at Woodbourne Junior High, now Chinquapin Middle. The reason Baltimore City Public Schools did this was the baby boomer onslaught, there were 800 Eastern graduates in '63. I then attended Eastern High school in 1960 to 1963, and graduated from the "college prep" program at Eastern High School in June, 1963. So I began at Towson State College in September 1963, a shy, insecure, nerdy 16 year old!

Barbara Gudenius | Graduated 1968

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 11-16-12

1963» Three Towson generations

Towson has been good for the Sunderlands. I'm the middle of three consecutive Towson alums, my mother, Gra...

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1963» Three Towson generations

Towson has been good for the Sunderlands. I'm the middle of three consecutive Towson alums, my mother, Grace Lyons, who finished in 1926 and my older son, Steven M. Sunderland, who graduated in 1995. Towson helped me find a rewarding career, which turned out to be 36 years in newspapering as a writer, editor and newsroom manager. I spent 29 years at The Baltimore Sun, retiring in 2007. Charles Somers and the late Vic Wanty were professors who helped get me started in newspapering. But, the Towerlight was my laboratory; I was the editor who took the paper from a monthly to a weekly publication in a time when the university had less than 2,000 students. Another memory: I was on Towson's first men's lacrosse team, having never touched a stick until my freshman year. My best memory was waxing (yes) Ohio State in a scrimmage. It was a huge win for us, even if it didn't count officially.

Lowell Sunderland | Graduated 1963

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 1-28-13

Trying to think of your special number? Here are a few ideas...

  • Your dorm room number
  • Your favorite player's jersey number
  • The number of credits you earned
  • The number of games your team won
  • The room number of your favorite class
  • Your G.P.A.
  • The number of guys in your fraternity
  • The number of times you took CHEM 110
  • Your favorite radio station's call number
  • Your college boyfriend's phone number