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5 » The Number 5

5 is my number as that is the number of classes I took with Dr. Alison McCartney in the Political Science department. Her classes led me to discover a passion for teaching, that I didn’t know existed in me. Dr. McCartney has to be one of the toughest most rigorous professors at Towson- her classes were more challenging than many of the graduate courses I have taken. As a result her c ...

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5 » The Number 5

5 is my number as that is the number of classes I took with Dr. Alison McCartney in the Political Science department. Her classes led me to discover a passion for teaching, that I didn’t know existed in me. Dr. McCartney has to be one of the toughest most rigorous professors at Towson- her classes were more challenging than many of the graduate courses I have taken. As a result her classes pushed me to do better and to hold myself to a higher standard. Her Civic Engagement class was one of the most interactive engaging classes that I have participated in. Part of the class was to research an international organization and prepare a presentation and activity to engage a high school class with. I ended up at Lansdowne High in Baltimore County and taught a class about the World Trade Organization. I loved teaching the class and learned a ton by preparing a lesson to teach the students. I'm also very pleased to be able to support programs like this through Founder's GOLD at Towson. Since then my rejuvenated love of learning has led me to grad school which I completed this past spring and is taking me to law school this fall. I want to continue to learn and explore my interests both academically and professionally. It is clear to me that I would not have achieved as much if it were not for Dr. McCartney’s devotion to her profession. Ultimately I want to take that same passion for teaching and knowledge into the classroom as well, and I hope to instruct and inspire students as effectively as she does. That is why 5 is my Towson number.

Matthew Bohle | Graduated 2010

Alumnus/Alumna, Staff, Posted 8-13-12

3000» 3000

I came to Towson 5 years ago to become a member of the development (fundraising) team. It is my job and my...

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3000» 3000

I came to Towson 5 years ago to become a member of the development (fundraising) team. It is my job and my privilege to help raise funds so that anyone who wants to -- gets to walk across the graduation stage. I have always been committed to education and being a fundraiser affords me the opportunity to help close the gap between tuition and state support and the true cost of attendance. 3000+ students graduate from Towson each year. The most fulfilling thing about my job and the time I’ve spent at Towson is knowing that we are working hard to ensure that each of those students have the financial means to build their minds and achieve their dreams.

Meghan Culbertson

Staff, Posted 8-31-12

5» Fabulous Five

My dorm room has been on the 5th floor for the past two years at Towson. 5 is the number of people in my f...

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5» Fabulous Five

My dorm room has been on the 5th floor for the past two years at Towson. 5 is the number of people in my family and the number of girls I have been best friends with since elementary school. The number 5 will always hold a special place in my heart.

Corey Webb

Student, Staff, Posted 9-12-12

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

6 » 6th floor Richmond

My sophomore and junior year we were assigned to the small top floor of Richmond dorms (5 rooms). It seemed a bunch of us were put there because of previous histories and antics but it created a raucous environment despite the climbs each day. We owe it all to the wonderful Mary Lee Farlow and our RA Lonnie McNew. ...

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6 » 6th floor Richmond

My sophomore and junior year we were assigned to the small top floor of Richmond dorms (5 rooms). It seemed a bunch of us were put there because of previous histories and antics but it created a raucous environment despite the climbs each day. We owe it all to the wonderful Mary Lee Farlow and our RA Lonnie McNew.

Larry Gross | Graduated 1969

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

5» 5 years on the 5th

December 5, 2012 marks five years as the University Archivist at Towson University. I'd never heard of the...

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5» 5 years on the 5th

December 5, 2012 marks five years as the University Archivist at Towson University. I'd never heard of the University before I moved to Maryland, and by chance I just happened to buy a house two miles down the road about a year before I started working here. I've learned so much about the University, particularly its growth from humble beginnings with 11 students to its development into one of the largest comprehensive liberal arts universities in the state. I am proud to be a part of the TU community and look forward to celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016.

Nadia Nasr

Faculty, Posted 11-14-12

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

5» Freshman Year

5 is not only my favorite number but it was also the floor I lived on my freshman year of college. The 5th...

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5» Freshman Year

5 is not only my favorite number but it was also the floor I lived on my freshman year of college. The 5th floor of Res Tower holds so many amazing memories for me, ranging from the people I have met there to all of the fun and crazy times I've had on the floor. I can honestly say that I’ve done more in my freshman year of college than most people can say they’ve done in the four, or more, years that they’ve been in college. And it's all because of the remarkable time I had on the 5th floor.

Tamar Smith

Student, Posted 12-24-12

6 » My Story - Mona Coberly Plus 5

When I came to Towson State Teachers College in 1951, I was a nervous young girl from the small town of Mountain Lake Park in the western mountains. My assigned roommate on the 6th floor (a walk-up) was also scared. She is Pat Skirven from the small town of Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. We lived about as far as you could from each other to still be in Maryland. Pat had never seen a mou ...

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6 » My Story - Mona Coberly Plus 5

When I came to Towson State Teachers College in 1951, I was a nervous young girl from the small town of Mountain Lake Park in the western mountains. My assigned roommate on the 6th floor (a walk-up) was also scared. She is Pat Skirven from the small town of Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. We lived about as far as you could from each other to still be in Maryland. Pat had never seen a mountain, and I had never seen the ocean or a blue crab. We learned a lot from each other and our four 6th floor buddies. Study time in rooms was from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. We had a half hour of REC time and then it was back in our cells. It took us a while to figure out why some other girls went to the library to study. We just thought they were studious, not that they escaped the confines and met BOYS! We moved from the second floor our last two years and into a two room, (three to a room) with a connecting bath. That was 6 girls for one sink, one tub, and one toilet--What Fun. We were in heaven. The six of us are still good friends. We communicate often and get together whenever possible. It was a wonderful and educational experience.

Mona Coberly | Graduated 1955

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 6-7-13

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