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Towson University to award 3,060 degrees on May 19, 20 and 21

David Nevins to receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at 145th Commencement

TOWSON, Md. (May 14, 2010)—Towson University expects to award 2,361 baccalaureate degrees, 683 master’s degrees and certificates, and 16 doctoral degrees at its 145th Commencement on Wednesday, May 19; Thursday, May 20; and Friday, May 21 on campus at the Towson Center.


David Nevins, alumnus and entrepreneur, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the May 19 exercises for the College of Business and Economics. Nevins’ passion for Towson University began as a student and has continued through four decades.


As an undergraduate business administration major and Student Government Association president, he lobbied for legislation requiring student representation on the Board of Regents—then made Maryland history as the first student regent. After graduation, Nevins served as president of the Alumni Association and member of the university’s Board of Visitors and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

He is founder and president of Nevins & Associates, Chartered, a marketing and public relations firm, and regularly contributes to several civic and charitable organizations.


Towson expects to award 16 doctoral degrees, including nine Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degrees, two Doctor of Instructional Technology (Ed.D.) degrees, four Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degrees and the university’s first Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Jewish Studies.

This commencement will also include 15 graduates of TU's Elementary/Special Education (EESE) program at the Higher Education Applied Technology (HEAT) Center in Harford County. This is the first group to complete the entire degree program at that site.

Ninety-three students are graduating from the Honors College. Latin honors will be awarded based upon final grade calculations.


The College of Graduate Studies and Research will participate in all ceremonies. Each graduate program will have its graduation with its home college.

Wednesday, May 19
10 a.m. College of Health Professions
  College of Graduate Studies and Research
2 p.m. College of Business and Economics
  College of Graduate Studies and Research
Thursday, May 20
10 a.m. College of Education
  College of Graduate Studies and Research
2 p.m. College of Fine Arts and Communication
  College of Graduate Studies and Research
Friday, May 21
10 a.m. Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
  College of Graduate Studies and Research
2 p.m. College of Liberal Arts
  College of Graduate Studies and Research

All commencement exercises will be streamed live on the Towson University website. Viewers should log in beginning at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. to watch the ceremonies. There are a limited number of connections.

Visit the TU Commencement website for complete event information.

 



 

 

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