Commencement Exercises mark TU’s 140th anniversary
TOWSON, Md. (May 26, 2006)—Towson University conferred 2,308 baccalaureate degrees and 505 master’s degrees at Commencement Exercises Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Towson Center on the TU campus.
Among this spring’s graduates are 728 recipients of Latin Honors, including 321 Cum Laude, 215 Magna Cum Laude and 192 Summa Cum Laude, as well as 88 Honors College graduates and 15 recipients of departmental honors.
Thursday's exercises also featured the first two graduates of the Towson University/University of Baltimore joint master’s degree in accounting and business advisory services. The universities launched the program in fall 2004.
Sae Joo Chang, chairman and CEO of Korea’s third-largest steel group, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at exercises for the College of Business and Economics on Thursday.
Towson University has awarded 106,092 degrees since 1866, when it opened its doors in Baltimore as the Maryland State Normal School. In addition to 91,643 bachelor’s degrees, the university has conferred 14,432 master’s degrees and 17 doctoral degrees between 1960 and 2005.