Luncheon honors TU’s first African American graduates

Alumni, friends and family assembled Oct. 29 in the Chesapeake Room to honor Marvis Evon Barnes ’59 and Myra Ann Harris ’59, the first African American graduates of Towson University. A scholarship honoring them provides assistance to incoming freshmen from metropolitan high schools who demonstrate financial need, with nearly $5,500 awarded in the last five years.

| 1 (Top) Christopher Barnes, President Schatzel and Michael Barnes (Bottom) Myra Harris ’59 and Marvis Barnes ’59

| 2 Tammy Flowers ’88, Ken Abrams ’92, Shymaine Davis ’94 and Kimyetta Meekins ’93

| 3 Christopher Barnes, Santiago Solis, Monica Taylor ’87/’94 and Brian DeFillippis