Three receive honorary doctorates at Commencement Exercises
TOWSON, Md. (May 25, 2007)--Towson University was expected to award 1,972 baccalaureate degrees, 521 master’s degrees and eight doctoral degrees at its 142nd Commencement Exercises on May 23, May 24, May 25, at the Towson Center on the TU campus.
Edwin F. Hale Sr., chairman and chief executive of 1st Mariner Bancorp, is one of Maryland’s premier entrepreneurs, civic leaders and philanthropists. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at May 23 commencement exercises for the College of Business and Economics.
John Schuerholz is general manager and executive vice president of the Atlanta Braves and a proud TU alumnus. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at May 24 commencement exercises for the College of Education.
Phyllis Brotman is a trailblazer in the fields of public relations, marketing and advertising, and a member of the TU Board of Visitors since 1981. She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at May 24 commencement exercises for the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
Among this spring’s TU graduates are 751 recipients of Latin Honors, including 352 Cum Laude, 194 Magna Cum Laude and 205 Summa Cum Laude. The graduating class includes 92 Honors College graduates and 30 recipients of departmental honors.
Towson University awarded 94,847 bachelor’s degrees between 1866—
when it opened its doors as the Maryland State Normal School—
and 2006. The university has conferred 15,240 master’s degrees between 1960 and 2006, as well as 20 doctoral degrees between 2004 and 2006. In all, the institution has awarded 110,107 degrees.