Towson University – Towson, Maryland
Driving to campus I was pleasantly surprised to find that Towson was a big school but in a residential setting with grassy areas and trees. A brief walk away is Towson’s four-level mall and the Baltimore Inner Harbor is a quick drive as well. The campus has great athletic facilities for their Division 1 athletes with their new 5,000 seat Tiger Arena opening in May 2013 and Johnny Unitas Stadium. The renowned Tiger Marching Band has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
There are 17 different residential offerings with a mixture of old and new, including Living Learning Communities like Tigers Serving Others, American Sign Language and STEM Scholars. Walking through campus, I saw students hop a fence to join a pick-up soccer game and the University Union was alive with Greek life.
Their forensic chemistry and e-business majors are the only programs of their kind in the state.
The College of Liberal Arts is housed in one of the newest buildings on campus and is a fascinating structure since 93% of the original building it replaced was recycled into the new structure making it the first to be LEED silver certified. The Counseling Center is brand new and a state-of-the-art library is under construction.
Based in the Administration Building, their Director of Disability Support, Susan Willemin, and Learning Specialist, Carol Milligan Muller, go beyond the call of duty to help students with learning differences.