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7» Working 7 days a week

For Travis Cook ’02, his TU number represents the hard work he put in to earn his degree. “Seven is a...

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7» Working 7 days a week

For Travis Cook ’02, his TU number represents the hard work he put in to earn his degree. “Seven is always the number I’m going to remember. For the majority of my college career, I worked this job that was 7 at night to 7 in the morning. I worked a Wednesday-to-Sunday shift, then went to school Monday to Wednesday and Saturday,” he says. “I was working and going to school seven days a week.” All those hours helped shape the person Cook was to become. “When I look back and reflect that is what made me who I am today. That’s a lot of character building and triumph,” he says. Scholarships helped him afford college and earn his degree in computer information systems. He now works as a system administrator at a Canadian-owned biopharmaceutical company based in his hometown of Baltimore. In his spare time, Cook devotes his energy to his alma mater, attending events. Now as a volunteer for Founders GOLD, he is hoping to encourage other alumni to give back to the university because he wants to help people who are just like he was. “The benefit of giving is the knowledge that you’re giving back and trying to help somebody who was once like you, struggling to make it through, whether working tirelessly to pay for college or studying extra hard on weekends to make the grades, or trying to squeeze in life,” he says. “When you needed help, someone helped you.”

Travis Cook | Graduated 2002

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 8-15-12

7 » Seven Alums

Seven was the number of TU Alumni who attended my sister's graduation party in May 2012. Out of the seven in the picture attached, four are currently staff or faculty on campus. My father is a Lecturer in Education and my Uncle is a Lecturer in Law. My sister is currently a graduate student and also works on campus, and I have been a staff member since 2008. ...

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7 » Seven Alums

Seven was the number of TU Alumni who attended my sister's graduation party in May 2012. Out of the seven in the picture attached, four are currently staff or faculty on campus. My father is a Lecturer in Education and my Uncle is a Lecturer in Law. My sister is currently a graduate student and also works on campus, and I have been a staff member since 2008.

Lindsey Meyer | Graduated 2010

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 9-13-12

611 » Towson Run Apartment

611 is the number of my Towson Run Apartment from my Junior year at Towson. I lived with 7 Jersey girls! I went in knowing 3 roommates and met 4 new roommates. We had fun all the time in that apartment! There were sleepovers, parties, dinners and the boys down the hall! I will always remember 611! ...

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611 » Towson Run Apartment

611 is the number of my Towson Run Apartment from my Junior year at Towson. I lived with 7 Jersey girls! I went in knowing 3 roommates and met 4 new roommates. We had fun all the time in that apartment! There were sleepovers, parties, dinners and the boys down the hall! I will always remember 611!

Amy del Aguila | Graduated 2009

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 11-20-12

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