– Foundation Scholars Luncheon celebratesopportunity and gratitude –

Heidi Stasiowski ‘17, Michael Boyle ‘17 and Carmen Gilliam’17 were the student speakers.


Foundation scholarship donors, recipients and campus leaders gathered April 7 for the Foundation Scholars Luncheon. The annual event is an opportunity for donors to meet the beneficiaries of their gifts and to share how their experiences led them to support Towson University. Students have a chance to meet donors and thank them for their support.

“Few events exude the warmth, generosity and gratitude in this room,” Timothy Chandler, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, told the crowd.

Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Burdette III ’96, a former study abroad student who endowed the Dr. Armin Mruck Endowed Scholarship, was the keynote speaker. Student speakers concluded the program.

For photos and videos of this event, visit towson.edu/ScholarsLuncheon.


“I’m able to do what I love and work towards securing a job post-graduation because
of this scholarship. Thank you again for allowing me to have this opportunity.”

—Heidi Stasiowski ’17, recipient of the Elizabeth Wainio Communications Scholarship Endowment

“I want every donor to know that you do more than contribute financially. You give
students the opportunity to spend less time working, and more time studying.
You give all of us the confidence to pursue our dreams.”

—Michael Boyle ’17, recipient of the Robert H. & Ruth S. Sander Distinguished Presidential Scholarship

“You, Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar, are now a source of my daily motivation. You allow me to say
with pride that I want to be like you. I want to continue to give back to my community,
make a difference in others’ lives, and inspire others in the way you have inspired me.”

—Carmen Gilliam ’17, recipient of the James L. Dunbar Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment