This spring Towson University took a celebratory first step, combining a series of special events held each April and May into an inaugural “Celebration of Excellence”to showcase TU’s best and brightest.

“One thing I’ve noticed in my first 15 months here is that we don’t brag enough, among ourselves and outside the campus, about what a special place Towson University is,” says President Kim Schatzel, who suggested the celebration idea. “We don’t brag enough about our talented faculty, our dedicated staff, our outstanding students and our amazing alumni; or about the positive impact our university has throughout the state, and why we matter to Maryland.

“This ‘Celebration of Excellence’ ties together eight wonderful events and provides a perfect path toward the ultimate celebratory event on our campus, our spring commencement,” she adds. “Although these events are very different, they all have one thing in common: celebrating excellence at Towson University.”

The celebration ran from April 7 through May 10 and included:
• Foundation Scholars Luncheon
• Student Research and Creative Inquiry Forum
• BTU Partnerships Showcase
• Senior Colleagues Reception
• Student Affairs Leadership Award Ceremony
• Distinguished Alumni and Dean’s Recognition Awards Ceremony
• Golden Paws Student-Athlete Banquet
• Service Awards Breakfast and Ceremony