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2» Two Years at Towson

In Fall of 2011, I transferred to Towson University from a local community college. Because I transferred ...

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2» Two Years at Towson

In Fall of 2011, I transferred to Towson University from a local community college. Because I transferred in as a junior, I will only be spending two years at Towson. Despite not having the typical "freshman experience," I have loved my time at TU and can't wait to experience my final year. Right from the begining, I dove into everything that Towson had to offer, getting involved with clubs, exploring my major, making friends, and working on campus. My time at TU has helped me grow and brought me so many wonderful experiences, from hanging out in the Center for the Arts, to debating in my poetry lectures, to exploring the Baltimore area and making amazing new connections. I can honestly say that my two years at Towson have been the best of my life.

Aurora Engle-Pratt

Student, Staff, Posted 9-11-12

5 » We 5

There are so many numbers that do come to mind. 0328 was my post office box at Towson State University. I had dorm rooms in Newell and I had phone numbers for friends and centrex numbers to visit different people. The number 8 bus took me from Towson to downtown, where I could get the Greyhound bus to go see my grandparents in Washington, DC. But #5 wins. I became involved with the ...

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5 » We 5

There are so many numbers that do come to mind. 0328 was my post office box at Towson State University. I had dorm rooms in Newell and I had phone numbers for friends and centrex numbers to visit different people. The number 8 bus took me from Towson to downtown, where I could get the Greyhound bus to go see my grandparents in Washington, DC. But #5 wins. I became involved with the Jewish Students Association at Towson and remain close friends with that little group of 5 of us. Thanks, Karen Feldman

Karen Feldman

Student, Staff, Posted 9-13-12

1998» Finding a Family

I moved here in July of 1998 after never living more east than Bloomington, IN. I left all of my family, ...

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1998» Finding a Family

I moved here in July of 1998 after never living more east than Bloomington, IN. I left all of my family, friends, and sense of connection behind me to begin working at TU. What I found here was a new family full of others who care about each other and treat each other with civility and respect. I truly believe that we have all kinds of families, many of which are not connected through genetics. Thanks TU for becoming my home!

Teri Hall

Staff, Posted 9-14-12

10 » The Number Ten

I have worked at TU for ten years. I have been blessed to work in several departments. In the Sociology/ /Anthropology/Criminal Justice department I was fortunate to touch the lives of at least 10 times that number of students. Working in the library I was able to be part of moving 10 times that number of books (BHI collection), of shelving (expansion of Special Collection and Archives ...

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10 » The Number Ten

I have worked at TU for ten years. I have been blessed to work in several departments. In the Sociology/ /Anthropology/Criminal Justice department I was fortunate to touch the lives of at least 10 times that number of students. Working in the library I was able to be part of moving 10 times that number of books (BHI collection), of shelving (expansion of Special Collection and Archives) and of great programs the library has had. I am now going to begin working in the Center for Student Diversity and I hope to be part of 10 more years of wonderful things at TU.

Jayne French

Staff, Posted 9-14-12

1998» World View

Back in 1998 I had retired as VP of Operations for a manufacturing company and having math as a lifelong a...

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1998» World View

Back in 1998 I had retired as VP of Operations for a manufacturing company and having math as a lifelong avocation I made contact with Dr. Larry Shirely who offered me courses to teach. I have this wonderful opportunity to not only share math with young people but to share life in the industrial world with them to encourage them - to begin to acquire the attitude that will take them through what they will experience after college and to share lifetime values with them. It has been a fun trip. Paul G

Paul Grosscup

Faculty, Posted 9-15-12

4» Freshmen Friends

My first 2 semesters here at Towson, I lived in Tower B with 2 other guys in my room, and 2 guys in the ot...

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4» Freshmen Friends

My first 2 semesters here at Towson, I lived in Tower B with 2 other guys in my room, and 2 guys in the other room in my suite. These 4 guys were some of my first and best friends I've met since coming to school here. They will probably be friends that I will have for many years beyond graduation.

Cody Self

Student, Staff, Posted 9-18-12

3» Third Time's A Charm

I have just transferred to Towson University, and I already love it here. Towson is the third college I ha...

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3» Third Time's A Charm

I have just transferred to Towson University, and I already love it here. Towson is the third college I have attended since graduating from high school in 2010, and I plan on staying here until I finish my degree. Towson's beautiful campus, its excellent Psychology program, and its proximity to Baltimore were the main reasons why I transferred. Since starting in the fall I have found dozens of other reasons to stay. After two schools that were lackluster, I think the third time really is a charm.

Julia Barmby

Student, Staff, Posted 9-23-12

10» Making a Mark

When I was a Junior I became a Resident Assistant. I was assigned to Residence Tower and was placed on the...

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10» Making a Mark

When I was a Junior I became a Resident Assistant. I was assigned to Residence Tower and was placed on the 10th floor. My junior year was my favorite year at Towson, and being an RA really made my experience worth it. I learned so much, met so many great people, and it was the first time I felt like I truly made my mark on Towson. I went on to be an RA during my senior year as well. This experience was different but equally as remarkable. I loved being a part of the Housing and Residence Life community and the experiences I had there will carry on far into my future.

Colleen Sullivan

Student, Staff, Posted 9-23-12

511 » My 511 Family

In 1993 I lived in Newell Hall with my roommate Wendy Cloughen. We were suite mates with Allyson and Colleen and across the hall lived Teresa, Jill, Jen and Jen. We all got along great and decided to rent an apartment in Towson Run. The 8 of us ended up living in apartment 511 and we have remained close friends until this day. We have amazing memories of living in 511...and we were al ...

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511 » My 511 Family

In 1993 I lived in Newell Hall with my roommate Wendy Cloughen. We were suite mates with Allyson and Colleen and across the hall lived Teresa, Jill, Jen and Jen. We all got along great and decided to rent an apartment in Towson Run. The 8 of us ended up living in apartment 511 and we have remained close friends until this day. We have amazing memories of living in 511...and we were always proud of the diversity of the apartment (Wendy and I were Kappa Deltas, Teresa, Jen and Allyson were Zeta Mus, Jen was a Alpha Phi and the other Jen was a gymnast). We got along so well that Allyson ended up marrying my brother. :)

Joanna Goodwin | Graduated 1995

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 10-18-12

2006, 2011 » What a long strange trip its been

After I received my GED at the age of 17 I enrolled in the local community college. I worked full time and went to school part time. I traveled around going to different community colleges in Virginia, Maine, and Maryland. By the time I had received my associate’s degree I knew I couldn’t end my journey towards receiving a higher education. I finally enrolled in the undergraduate English ...

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2006, 2011 » What a long strange trip its been

After I received my GED at the age of 17 I enrolled in the local community college. I worked full time and went to school part time. I traveled around going to different community colleges in Virginia, Maine, and Maryland. By the time I had received my associate’s degree I knew I couldn’t end my journey towards receiving a higher education. I finally enrolled in the undergraduate English Studies program at Towson University. I enrolled too late to get into the fall semester and was worried I would delay finishing college even further. I went to Stevenson University for a semester but knew Towson was the place for me. I started classes that spring and fell in love with the program. I worked as hard as I could and in a year and a half I received a BS in English Studies with a minor in Literature. What a long strange trip it has been but it was all worth it.

Casey Mooney | Graduated 2011

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 10-18-12

16 » 16 Years

My number is 16 because it took me 16 years to get my undergrad degree. I graduated high school in 1995, then started at Essex Community college in 96. I finally graduated from there in 2002. Then I took a little break, started back up at UB. I got married, had a baby and switched to TU in 2008. 4 years later, I was able to graduate in 2012 - 16 years! It's been great. ...

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16 » 16 Years

My number is 16 because it took me 16 years to get my undergrad degree. I graduated high school in 1995, then started at Essex Community college in 96. I finally graduated from there in 2002. Then I took a little break, started back up at UB. I got married, had a baby and switched to TU in 2008. 4 years later, I was able to graduate in 2012 - 16 years! It's been great.

Rachel Smith | Graduated 2012

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 10-19-12

2012 » The fresh start

2012 is a year that was very special to me. Last year was my first year as I transferred from community college to Towson University. I was very excited to be here, as it was my personal desire and goal. I was glad that international students could study in Towson University. When I was in China it was a dream to study in America- the nation that everybody wants to go. I thought the firs ...

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2012 » The fresh start

2012 is a year that was very special to me. Last year was my first year as I transferred from community college to Towson University. I was very excited to be here, as it was my personal desire and goal. I was glad that international students could study in Towson University. When I was in China it was a dream to study in America- the nation that everybody wants to go. I thought the first year will be a wonderful year for me. It was, however, difficult as my roommate and I didn’t get along and I developed a hearing problem that put me in the hospital. So far this year everything is great. I met a lot of friends and tried to join activities. I don't think about the past and expect good for my future and my education. Life is good so far at this university.

Zhaodong Liu

Student, Posted 10-19-12

2012 » I never thought I'd make it.

I have always dreamed of being a teacher but never thought I'd make it. I was always told by peers and sometimes even family members that I wouldn't do anything with my life. But my mom supported me and in 2012, I graduated with my AA from The Community College of Baltimore County, was accepted at TU, and am now in my first semester! ...

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2012 » I never thought I'd make it.

I have always dreamed of being a teacher but never thought I'd make it. I was always told by peers and sometimes even family members that I wouldn't do anything with my life. But my mom supported me and in 2012, I graduated with my AA from The Community College of Baltimore County, was accepted at TU, and am now in my first semester!

Katelyn Marks

Student, Posted 11-14-12

1» I Survived Statistics

The number of times I had to take Behavioral Statistics. So many people had to take this course more than ...

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1» I Survived Statistics

The number of times I had to take Behavioral Statistics. So many people had to take this course more than once. I was glad that I took this course with Dr. James Furakawa. I passed this class with an A. It was a blessing for some if they earned a C in this class. I wasn't too enthused that after finishing Stats I had to apply this knowledge in Research Methods, that is a whole other number and story, to be continued...............

Tessa Walker | Graduated 2007

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 11-16-12

43 » Non-Traditional student

I was a non-traditional student. Having received my undergraduate degree at Stevenson University in 2001, I decided to attend Towson U to pursue a graduate degree. I was amazed after a long journey in life with little academic success as a younger person to have achieved this at Towson and for Towson University to give me the platform and support to make this goal happen. I'm thankful t ...

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43 » Non-Traditional student

I was a non-traditional student. Having received my undergraduate degree at Stevenson University in 2001, I decided to attend Towson U to pursue a graduate degree. I was amazed after a long journey in life with little academic success as a younger person to have achieved this at Towson and for Towson University to give me the platform and support to make this goal happen. I'm thankful to the University and its staff.

Michael Werdin | Graduated 2009

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 12-18-12

2012» I Just Graduated

2012 is significant because this is the year when I graduated from Towson with a B.S. in Molecular Biology...

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2012» I Just Graduated

2012 is significant because this is the year when I graduated from Towson with a B.S. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics, with a minor in Chemistry. :) I will miss Towson a lot. I has been an amazing journey for me.

Jean Karen Conchina | Graduated 2012

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 1-17-13

5102» The Best Apartment Ever

I never had better roommates or friends than I had in 5102 University Village. We made memories every day ...

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5102» The Best Apartment Ever

I never had better roommates or friends than I had in 5102 University Village. We made memories every day and we even have a book with notes from us and other people from our time spent there that we have passed down to the next residents of 5102. This apartment was a crucial part of making Towson the best experience of my life. If the residents of 5102 now are reading this, I hope you guys are having as much fun as we did!

Randi Cropper

Student, Posted 1-24-13

4 » Towson and the City

3 is my magic number. I spent my time at Towson University with 3 of my best friends. These fabulous ladies helped me cope with life on Towson Campus. We spent many weekends cooking, talking, and watching Sex in the City. We compared every episode to our life at school. If it wasn't for these ladies, I think my time at Towson would have been boring. Instead, it was an amazing adventure. ...

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4 » Towson and the City

3 is my magic number. I spent my time at Towson University with 3 of my best friends. These fabulous ladies helped me cope with life on Towson Campus. We spent many weekends cooking, talking, and watching Sex in the City. We compared every episode to our life at school. If it wasn't for these ladies, I think my time at Towson would have been boring. Instead, it was an amazing adventure. These 3 ladies are still my rock and my girls. We have grown into women pursuing our dreams and goals. Yet, we still remember our episodes at Towson University. We didn't have Sex and the City. We had Towson and the City.

Kyra Crafton

Student, Posted 1-31-13

1977 » 1977

I earned a Masters in Secondary Education in December of 1977 and retired July 1, 2012 after 44 years in education (23 years in the classroom and 21 in administration). I have great memories of helping students and teachers gain the best instruction and education possible and am currently mentoring “new” teachers in Queen Anne’s County. ...

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1977 » 1977

I earned a Masters in Secondary Education in December of 1977 and retired July 1, 2012 after 44 years in education (23 years in the classroom and 21 in administration). I have great memories of helping students and teachers gain the best instruction and education possible and am currently mentoring “new” teachers in Queen Anne’s County.

Richard McNeal | Graduated 1977

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 3-29-13

828 » There's a God after All

The number 828 represents August 2, 2008. On this date I was rushed to the ER for dyspnea. At the hospital I found out my lung had a hole in it. Also, doctors thought I had leukemia because there was an abnormal rise in my white blood cells. After numerous tests and hours of isolation, the results for leukemia were negative (just allergies). Sadly, my lung was still malfunctioning. Long ...

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828 » There's a God after All

The number 828 represents August 2, 2008. On this date I was rushed to the ER for dyspnea. At the hospital I found out my lung had a hole in it. Also, doctors thought I had leukemia because there was an abnormal rise in my white blood cells. After numerous tests and hours of isolation, the results for leukemia were negative (just allergies). Sadly, my lung was still malfunctioning. Long story short, because of my health issue, I was set back a year in college. Despite all the disappointments, I was able to walk for graduation on January 7, 2012. Earning my Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at Towson University was the best thing that ever happened to me. Despite the pain, cries, disappointment, doubts, etc. it was worth it all, because I still had hope. I always told myself there's light at the end of the tunnel and every disappointment is a blessing.

Queena Perry | Graduated 2011

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 7-22-13

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