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This past year, Towson University celebrated its 150th anniversary and throughout the year honored the occasion with events, a speaker series and even a special book release celebrating the occasion.

As part of the celebration, Towson University alumna Amy Schumer performed at SECU Arena as the university’s 150th anniversary signature event. The Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress, comedian, writer and producer performed to a packed house of Towson students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The signature event followed the Towson University 150th Signature Speaker Series. Each Towson University college was able to bring in a one-of-a-kind speaker to give a presentation to the Towson Community.

Along with giving a special presentation that was open to the community, each speaker held special sessions with the respective college that brought them in.


College of Health Professions — Dr. Mwata Dyson: Nationally known physician and health and wellness advocate.

Fisher College of Science and Mathematics — Ira Flatow: Host of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday”

College of Business and Economics — Nicole Sherrod: Managing Director of The Trading Group, TD Ameritrade, Inc.

College of Fine Arts and Communication — Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky: Musician, producer, philosopher and author.

College of Liberal Arts — Dame Frances Cairncross: British economist, journalist, academic and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

College of Education — Pedro Noguera: Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA.

Towson University was also proud to release “Towson University: The First 150 Years,” a photo book celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Maryland State Normal School, now known as Towson University.


O’s Night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Big Event, featuring a birthday cake honoring TU’s 150th

150th Signature Arts Event: Dance on Bones

Towson University 150th Historical Display at the Miller Senate Building

20th Annual RESI Economic Outlook Conference @ West Village Commons.
Historic Photo of Towson ClassroomHistoric Photo of Towson Students

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