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As a 1970 grad in Early Childhood Education I was well equiped to become a teacher of Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade for 30 years- in Maryland for two of those years at Old Post Elementary in Harford County and the remainder in Michigan. Those were the days when you were interviewed on campus and got the job before you formally graduated. I was so lucky to have had the opportunity ...

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1970 » Great Beginning

As a 1970 grad in Early Childhood Education I was well equiped to become a teacher of Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade for 30 years- in Maryland for two of those years at Old Post Elementary in Harford County and the remainder in Michigan. Those were the days when you were interviewed on campus and got the job before you formally graduated. I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to observe children at the Lida Lee Tall school on campus to get my feet wet. My professors were exemplary. Following me were three of my brothers who, as TSU alumni became successful in their careers designing computer chips, working for the FDA and becoming President and CFO of a consulting firm to drug companies. I credit TSU with inspiring us to become the best at what we do. One of my best memories was the Marathon Football game that helped raise money for Toys for Tots. It was a time of vast political and social change... SDS protesting the Vietnam War, interracial couples on campus, women seeking to assert themselves as capable as men in the workplace. It was a great beginning to my productive life as a teacher. Thank you, TSU, and all the professors who guided me on my path!

Pat Williams | Graduated 1970

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 9-14-12

5» The Towerlight: Ken Fey

I chose five, because it took me five years to graduate from TSU with a degree in mass comm. This was mai...

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5» The Towerlight: Ken Fey

I chose five, because it took me five years to graduate from TSU with a degree in mass comm. This was mainly due to the fact that I spent 30 plus hours a week, working for the best college newspaper in the world. I usually took 12-13 units a semester, so I could invest quality time at the paper. It was a great place to work and learn. The friendships formed were priceless. It is difficult to put into words about the bond that I formed with my co-workers from 1988-1993. I enjoyed various roles over those five years, from sports editor to photo editor to circulation manager to various reporter positions. Mike Raymond, Sean Brohawn, Mark Goetz, John Stefancik, Jonathan Oleisky, Lorraine Myers, Dan Richter, Lisa Goldberg, Gail, Lisa, Jen, Marybeth, Loren Harris..just to name a few...Gunga Din!!! Great, great college memories that I can usually recall with ease. In that office, I learned more about life, friendships, teamwork, and successes/failures than anywhere else. Thanks. I wouldn't have changed a thing.

Ken Fey | Graduated 1993

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 10-17-12

30,000 » Could sure use that 30 grand now...

I transferred Towson as a sophomore in the Fall of 2000. I attended The Ohio State University for my freshman year and, after frustration and disappointment, decided to return to Maryland to continue my studies at Towson. Despite being a Maryland resident and a very strong student, I was denied any and all merit-based financial aid on account of transferring from another four-year instit ...

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30,000 » Could sure use that 30 grand now...

I transferred Towson as a sophomore in the Fall of 2000. I attended The Ohio State University for my freshman year and, after frustration and disappointment, decided to return to Maryland to continue my studies at Towson. Despite being a Maryland resident and a very strong student, I was denied any and all merit-based financial aid on account of transferring from another four-year institution. The Financial Aid Office informed me that, since I was transferring from another four-year school, offering me merit-based aid would look like they were "luring [me] away." Had I applied to Towson as a freshman, I likely would've received a full ride to attend. 30,000 is the number of dollars I owed in principal to the US government in student loans upon graduating from Towson. Although I have been satisfied for the most part with my experience at Towson, my struggles with financial aid there frustrated me a great deal. Nearly ten years later, I am underemployed and my spouse has been unemployed for nearly eight months. My loans are long paid off but it sure would've been nice to keep that money for tough times like these. If I ever somehow strike it rich, I intend to endow TU with a merit scholarship specifically for transfer students from other four-year schools. Nobody should be penalized like that for simply changing their minds.

David Tyberg | Graduated 2003

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 10-22-12

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  • 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