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2» My Freshman Year :)

It's funny - when I first looked down to see the tags, one of them happened to say "Best Friend," which en...

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2» My Freshman Year :)

It's funny - when I first looked down to see the tags, one of them happened to say "Best Friend," which ended up being exactly what my number was about. During my freshman year at Towson, I met one of my true best friends, Lynaie. Lynaie and I met last September and from there we always hung out. It was not until 2nd semester that we began to open up to each other about so many things. From there, we started calling each other best friend. However, it was not just a title, it was something that really described us. She has been there for me for the good and the bad. Now, we're roommates and both of our families believe that Towson is not ready for such a pair. We think the exact same thing! This September marks one year that we've known each other, but it feels like it has been years. Friends come a dime a dozen, but I'm blessed to have her in my life. I wouldn't have it any other way!!! So yes, my freshman year is one I wouldn't trade for the world because I met my best friend :)

Maya Gregory

Student, Staff, Posted 9-11-12

2» Lucky Number 2 :)

The number 2 has always been my lucky number! But the reason why I choose 2 was because it took me two maj...

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2» Lucky Number 2 :)

The number 2 has always been my lucky number! But the reason why I choose 2 was because it took me two majors, Biology and Speech Pathology, to land on my official and favorite major Middle School Science and English Education.

Mary Saba Tehran

Student, Staff, Posted 9-12-12

3» Expanded Triple

My freshman year here at Towson I was put into an expanded triple in tower B. That's right, there were thr...

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3» Expanded Triple

My freshman year here at Towson I was put into an expanded triple in tower B. That's right, there were three people living in a room designed for only two. I was pretty nervous to be living with one new person, let alone two, but I couldn't have had a better freshman experience. I realized that having two roommates wasn't as bad as I thought. While room may have been a little tight, it really just brought us closer and I felt like I had my own little family back at my dorm (suite mates included). While 3 people living in a space may have seemed scary in my head, it was so amazing in reality and I am still close friends with all of those guys today.

Joseph Best

Student, Staff, Posted 9-23-12

2 » 2 is my Towson number

My name is JoAnn Asher Scott and 2 is my Towson number. I think so because this year I celebrated the fact that I graduated from Towson 50 years ago in 1962. 2 is my special number because I was the 2nd generation of my family to attend Towson. My grandmother Lucy Evans Asher attended Towson in 1914 when it was the "Normal" school. Another reason 2 is my number is that there were ...

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2 » 2 is my Towson number

My name is JoAnn Asher Scott and 2 is my Towson number. I think so because this year I celebrated the fact that I graduated from Towson 50 years ago in 1962. 2 is my special number because I was the 2nd generation of my family to attend Towson. My grandmother Lucy Evans Asher attended Towson in 1914 when it was the "Normal" school. Another reason 2 is my number is that there were 2 of me who attended Towson from '58 to '62. My identical twin sister Jayne Asher Astle, attended with me. We looked exactly alike. We were one of many sets at Towson State. The Baltimore Sun did a feature article in 1958 on twins at Towson because there were so many of us that year. When there were times that I had to miss my classes, Jayne would take my place and no one knew the difference. One of those times was when my roommates gave me a permanent. It looked so bad I would not leave the dorm for several days. They all pitched in money to send me to the beauty shop across York Road to fix me up after the disaster. A fourth reason 2 is my number is that I had two special friends at Towson. The first was my roommate Phyllis Balzer Beardmore. The 2nd was her older sister Winnifred, "Winnie" Balzer Flatery. Winnie was a mentor for all of us. Finally, there were 2 other members of my family who also attended Towson. The first one came as a complete surprise to me. One day during freshman geography class the boy next to me said, "I think you are my cousin." I said, "I don't know you, what's your name?". It turned out to be Robert Elliot. He was my mother's brother's son and we had not seen or heard from his family since we both were three years old. The 2nd other member of my family who attended Towson was my younger brother, Thomas Elliot Asher. he attended Towson 12 years later. So you can see why my special # is 2.

JoAnn Scott | Graduated 1962

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 10-18-12

2 » A great education

We had two graduates from our family that attended Towson. I'm happy with how Towson enabled me to go out and make a living on my own and be more independent. While I didn't know it at the time, I realize now what a great education I received at Towson. If I could I would go back and do it all over again. ...

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2 » A great education

We had two graduates from our family that attended Towson. I'm happy with how Towson enabled me to go out and make a living on my own and be more independent. While I didn't know it at the time, I realize now what a great education I received at Towson. If I could I would go back and do it all over again.

Lucile Adler | Graduated 1956

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 11-30-12

1965 » my kids are the best

I graduated Towson in 1978 and immediately opened Clearlight Surf and Sport in Fenwick Island, Delaware. I expanded into Ocean City, Maryland, next to the Green Turtle. Later, I opened 3 additional locations in Reisterstown, Parkville and Fells Point. Eventually, I sold the business to actually use my teaching degree and taught for Baltimore City Schools at Lemmel Middle School. In the ...

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1965 » my kids are the best

I graduated Towson in 1978 and immediately opened Clearlight Surf and Sport in Fenwick Island, Delaware. I expanded into Ocean City, Maryland, next to the Green Turtle. Later, I opened 3 additional locations in Reisterstown, Parkville and Fells Point. Eventually, I sold the business to actually use my teaching degree and taught for Baltimore City Schools at Lemmel Middle School. In the past few years, I have substituted at Mervo High School and Booker T. Washington Middle School. As you can see, I love kids. I have 3 great children of my own, including 2 grandchildren. I am a classic car nut and still race cars and motorcycles.

Richard Nast | Graduated 1978

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 4-18-13

313 » Newell 313

I loved living on the hall in Newell in my sophomore year with 2 great roommates – Carolyn Hendrix and Cindy Teater. We had great times and many adventures together. That year, I started working in the cafeteria taking numbers for breakfast. My roommates would stay up late and I had to roll out of bed each morning to get to work by 6:30 AM. Oh, Boy!! What a challenge!! I loved the colleg ...

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313 » Newell 313

I loved living on the hall in Newell in my sophomore year with 2 great roommates – Carolyn Hendrix and Cindy Teater. We had great times and many adventures together. That year, I started working in the cafeteria taking numbers for breakfast. My roommates would stay up late and I had to roll out of bed each morning to get to work by 6:30 AM. Oh, Boy!! What a challenge!! I loved the college dorm experience with the diversity and many opportunities for friendly interactions.

Shirley Schumacher | Graduated 1965

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 4-18-13

1970 » Two Stories

1. I was a freshman during Towson University’s centennial year (1966). As part of the celebration, there were many notable speakers that year, including B.F. Skinner (psychologist), James Dickey (poet), Gerald Moore (pianist) and Sam Levinson (humorist). 2. Albert S. Cook Library opened its present building in 1969, having moved from a far smaller building. The cavernous size of the bu ...

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1970 » Two Stories

1. I was a freshman during Towson University’s centennial year (1966). As part of the celebration, there were many notable speakers that year, including B.F. Skinner (psychologist), James Dickey (poet), Gerald Moore (pianist) and Sam Levinson (humorist). 2. Albert S. Cook Library opened its present building in 1969, having moved from a far smaller building. The cavernous size of the building was designed to accommodate the growth of student numbers and books in future years. When the building opened those many years ago, there seemed to be more shelf space than books/periodicals.

Peter McGinnes | Graduated 1970

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 4-22-13

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

2 » 2 Roommates Named Lori & Lorrie

Though our names were spelled differently, they were pronounced the same. My roommate Lori became #1, because alphabetically her name came before mine. We remained roommates until we each got single rooms senior year. Our last names were rarely used--instead Lori #1 or Lorrie #2. ...

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2 » 2 Roommates Named Lori & Lorrie

Though our names were spelled differently, they were pronounced the same. My roommate Lori became #1, because alphabetically her name came before mine. We remained roommates until we each got single rooms senior year. Our last names were rarely used--instead Lori #1 or Lorrie #2.

Lorrie Jakubik | Graduated 1978

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 6-7-13

1989 » My One and Only

In September of 1989 I transferred to Towson after attending a two year college in NY. As I moved into Tower C, I ran into Lance. We had a mutual friend from back home and she had introduced me to Lance in August so that I would know someone at TSU. Lance was also living in Tower C and we became friends. The second weekend of school Lance invited me to an off-campus party at his friend's ...

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1989 » My One and Only

In September of 1989 I transferred to Towson after attending a two year college in NY. As I moved into Tower C, I ran into Lance. We had a mutual friend from back home and she had introduced me to Lance in August so that I would know someone at TSU. Lance was also living in Tower C and we became friends. The second weekend of school Lance invited me to an off-campus party at his friend's apartment. Having nothing to lose, I went to the party. While out on the balcony at Brad and Ron's apartment I met Jon. Jon was supposed to be on the lookout for a girl named Stephanie who was transferring to TSU that semester from a two-year college. The "Stephanie" that Jon was supposed to meet turned out to be my roommate! Lucky for me I met Jon before she did and we hit it off that first night. In Lance's room the next morning Lance told me that Jon asked for my phone number. I told Lance to give it to him and the rest as we say is history! We began dating and were married in May of 2005. Eighteen years later I have my undergraduate degree in ECED, my masters in Reading, an incredible husband and two beautiful daughters. TSU 1989 was a year that I will never forget!

Stephanie Zweibel | Graduated 1992

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 7-1-13

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