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272 » Alpha Gamma Delta

The initiation number I received for AGD in 1993. ...

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272 » Alpha Gamma Delta

The initiation number I received for AGD in 1993.

Heather Hackerman | Graduated 1996

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 9-13-12

7272 » Papa Johns

It's horrible having your 4 digit dorm room phone number 7272. That is the last four digits of Papa Johns as well. Most students didn't realize you needed to dial the WHOLE number to order a pizza! We got pizza calls ALL THE TIME! I feel bad now for the people whose orders I actually took. No hard feelings I hope (it WAS 1996 after all!) I'm not superstitious or anything, but my ...

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7272 » Papa Johns

It's horrible having your 4 digit dorm room phone number 7272. That is the last four digits of Papa Johns as well. Most students didn't realize you needed to dial the WHOLE number to order a pizza! We got pizza calls ALL THE TIME! I feel bad now for the people whose orders I actually took. No hard feelings I hope (it WAS 1996 after all!) I'm not superstitious or anything, but my first dorm room number was 1313!

Zachary Jeffries

Posted 9-13-12

392 » Songs of Friendship

I spent many wonderful hours in FA392, which was the rehearsal room in which the Towson State University Chorale and Chamber Singers met to practice. Here I developed some lifelong friendships with people who, like me, truly loved coming together to make beautiful vocal music. We were continually challenged to better ourselves and to improve our singing skills, but we also had a crazy g ...

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392 » Songs of Friendship

I spent many wonderful hours in FA392, which was the rehearsal room in which the Towson State University Chorale and Chamber Singers met to practice. Here I developed some lifelong friendships with people who, like me, truly loved coming together to make beautiful vocal music. We were continually challenged to better ourselves and to improve our singing skills, but we also had a crazy good time (especially under the very capable baton of Dr. Paul Rardin, whom I was fortunate to sign with from 1993-1995)! 392 is a special number for me and when I think back to my years at Towson, the vast majority of my fond memories revolve around hours spent in the rehearsal room of the Fine Arts building that shares that number.

Kristy Gross | Graduated 1996

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 9-17-12

1996 » Snowed out graduation

I graduated in January 1996 from TU (which was TSU then), and my aunt from Germany came for the occasion. But instead of going to the graduation--which was snowed out--we shoveled snow several times during the day from the Blizzard of the Century. -- I was allowed to walk on stage at the May 1996 graduation, but my aunt from Germany couldn't come then anymore. ...

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1996 » Snowed out graduation

I graduated in January 1996 from TU (which was TSU then), and my aunt from Germany came for the occasion. But instead of going to the graduation--which was snowed out--we shoveled snow several times during the day from the Blizzard of the Century. -- I was allowed to walk on stage at the May 1996 graduation, but my aunt from Germany couldn't come then anymore.

Carmen Aldinger | Graduated 1996

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 10-18-12

5» Remembering in Numbers

When I think about all of the major moments in my life that are associated with a significant end product,...

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5» Remembering in Numbers

When I think about all of the major moments in my life that are associated with a significant end product, a sea of numbers floods my mind. I see 1993 flash across when I think about my graduation from Towson, the institution that helped me develop my passion for communication into a skill set to build my career. I see 1996 when I think about the year that I founded A. Bright Idea, a public relations and advertising firm in Bel Air, Md., and I see 26 as my age when I think about the person I was during that anxious and exciting time. I chose to build my team at A. Bright Idea with five Towson alumni including myself. I have chosen these individuals because I recognize the great abilities and talent in my fellow classmates that make A. Bright Idea the award-winning boutique agency it is today. I also recognize that my education at Towson lead me to this significant business venture. My teammates agree with me that the most meaningful milestones in life seem to take residence in our minds in the form of numbers. Some of them remember their Towson days in relation to activities and academics like our Government Affairs Specialist, Sarah West Lobos, who marks her time at Towson by her two jobs and two majors. Marketing Specialist Katie Mercado and Graphic Designer Jill Dombroskie also have academic-related memories. The instruction from Katie’s first advertising class, course number 323, will never escape her as it initiated her love for media planning. The design portfolio Jill created at the end of her senior year included eight projects that she developed tirelessly. Our Senior Marketing Specialist, Melissa Mauldin, has more sentimental associations with Towson. The number nine evokes flashbacks about how she met her husband because she lived on the ninth floor of Tower C at the time. I had no idea when I decided to start my own business that I would build something that would help develop the passions and careers of several others. I have included 17 professionals on my team and I am very proud of all of them. At A. Bright Idea, we offer everything from creative conceptualization, branding and graphic design to strategic marketing, media placement and interactive services. The ideas that we have conjured are numberless as they are endless. An idea we had in 2010 that particularly stands out in my mind is the establishment of a second location and strong presence in Sonoma, California where we created and continue to maintain SomethingAboutSonoma.com, an interactive website featuring everything there is to know about Sonoma County. I credit the foundation of my experience in this field to my superb education at Towson. I know what kind of education I received there. It was exceptional. That’s why, as I’ve built my firm over the years, every time a Towson graduate comes along and tells me he or she is well-educated and disciplined, I believe them. Towson alumni know the meaning of teamwork and that’s how we built A. Bright Idea.

Anita Brightman | Graduated 1993

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 11-16-12

24 » The Bone Garden

I wrote, produced and directed a feature film called: The Bone Garden. I used several Towson students, alumni and faculty. The film took 24 days to shoot in the summer of 2012. It is currently in post production. ...

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24 » The Bone Garden

I wrote, produced and directed a feature film called: The Bone Garden. I used several Towson students, alumni and faculty. The film took 24 days to shoot in the summer of 2012. It is currently in post production.

Mike Gutridge | Graduated 1996

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 4-9-13

2 » The Unexpected Second

1996 – It was time to transfer from my 2 year school to a 4 year university. I had only 2 choices due to my major, “Physical Education, a.k.a. Kinesiology,” and due to proximity to home. My second choice was Towson, not because I seriously considered attending, but because it was my back-up plan. I thought my grades were not good enough and I knew I wouldn’t get in. I didn’t expect to he ...

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2 » The Unexpected Second

1996 – It was time to transfer from my 2 year school to a 4 year university. I had only 2 choices due to my major, “Physical Education, a.k.a. Kinesiology,” and due to proximity to home. My second choice was Towson, not because I seriously considered attending, but because it was my back-up plan. I thought my grades were not good enough and I knew I wouldn’t get in. I didn’t expect to hear from TU. To my surprise, TU responded first stating they had my information. A month later, I was accepted… under a provisional basis. Ironically, I never heard from my first choice… at all. The 2nd choice gave me a second chance to prove I was a good student worthy of attending a good school no matter my past setbacks. Thank you, #2!

Regina Boyce | Graduated 1998

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 5-9-13

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