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The Baltimore Sun | Sunday, October 16, 2022 3
Orientation leaders at Towson University help create a welcoming environment for incoming students.
Towson University provides experiences beyond the classroom
Students find opportunities to be bold, explore new worlds,
impact community and prepare for future
ith more than 150 years of leadership advancing higher education, Towson University serves as
an anchor institution for Greater
Baltimore and Maryland, committed to making a difference and transforming
the lives of its nearly 20,000 students.
“What makes TU special is all the connections that you get to meet,” says senior Tiffany
Clark, an elementary education major. “Not
only with your peers, but also with the professors on campus and the staff that work here.
They truly get to know you as an individual
outside of work and outside of the classroom.”
TU is often called “Maryland’s school of
opportunities” because of its focus on individualized instruction.
“You hear on your tours a lot that it's a big
school with a small school feel and that's something that you realize when you walk in the
door,” said Nick Sibol, a senior electronic media
& film major. “But it's something that took me
a while to really appreciate the fact that this is a
giant school but it's also a school where you can
get a job and make a name for yourself.”
TU, one of Money Magazine’s Best Colleges
in America by Value, features a campus with
high research activity, where students are
afforded opportunities in the field. The Forbes
America’s Top Colleges 2022 list placed TU No.
75 among national public research universities.
“We take immense pride in these recognitions for our University’s effort to build a campus community and culture where all students
can thrive and reach their fullest potential,” TU
President Kim Schatzel said.
This past spring, three Bridges to the
Doctorate (B2D) program students graduated
from TU and will move into doctorate programs next fall. In their time at TU, these
newest alumnae were recognized for their
award-winning research on colon cancer, won
awards as part of the American Association of
Immunologists, and had a research paper published in the Federation of American Societies
for Experimental Biology Journal.
TU’s Department of Biological Services
and the Center for STEM Excellence brought
Maryland K-12 teachers on campus to learn
how to integrate studying insects into their lesson plans.
In addition to the academic rigor, TU is
building an even more inclusive, equitable and
diverse campus community each day. The institution enrolls the second-largest population
of minority students in the state of Maryland.
Black students have surpassed the overall
degree completion rate at TU eight years in a
INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine has honored TU each of the last three years with
a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity
(HEED) Award, the only national award for
recognizing U.S. colleges and universities for
demonstrating “outstanding commitment to
diversity and inclusion across their campuses.”
“What’s special to me about Towson
University is that everyone comes here and
finds somewhere to belong,” said sophomore Information Technology major Ruth
Wireduwah. “We have so many different organizations, so many different communities and I
find that everyone that comes here finds their
place. Everyone is creating their own community here.”
The university’s impact goes beyond the
campus community. At TU, partnerships
are supported by BTU (Baltimore–Towson
University) – elevating the work we’re already
doing with partners throughout Greater
Baltimore to better address the needs of the
region. Tigers are civically engaged, too – TU
is nationally recognized with more than 85 percent of students registered to vote.
TU graduates leave with the vision, creativity and adaptability to craft solutions that
enrich the culture, society, economy and environment of Maryland, the region and beyond.
Find out more about the TU experience at