Recognizing outstanding volunteers

TU Alumni Association to award volunteer service awards Oct. 15

TOWSON, Md. (Oct. 5, 2009)—The Towson University Alumni Association will host its 2009 Volunteer Recognition Reception on October 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Auburn House Pavilion. Held during Homecoming week, the event will honor members of the TU community who have worked industriously toward the alumni effort as well as on behalf of the university community.

Daniel J. McCarthy ‘75/’83, of Ocean Pines, Md., will receive the association’s prestigious Spirit of the University Award, which honors a graduate or non-graduate who has directly influenced and touched Towson University alumni, students or the university community. McCarthy, an active member of the Baltimore area community and business owner, currently serves on the President’s Board of Visitors and is the president of the Towson University Foundation. Having worked in university advancement for over 30 years, McCarthy supports Towson University with his commitment and philanthropy.

Barbara Eckley ’77, of Towson, will receive the Alumni Association Volunteer Service Award, which honors an Alumni Association board member who provides special service to the Alumni Association. Eckley is a senior policy analyst and assistant to the provost and academic vice President at Towson University.  She has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2004 and on numerous committees and the Executive Board. Eckley also serves on the Baltimore County Commission on Women.

Louise K. Shulack of Mebane, NC, will receive the Staff Alumni Volunteer Service Award, which honors staff members who work diligently toward the alumni effort and provide exemplary service to the university community in general. Shulack served as director of admissions until June 2009, when she retired after thirty years of service to Towson University. She served as co-chair of the Faculty/Staff Campaign Committee and remains a dedicated supporter of Towson athletics. Shulack started her service at Towson as a member of the Residence Life staff, living on campus for nine years.

James Anthony, of Baltimore, will receive the Faculty Alumni Volunteer Service Award for his service to the university community. Anthony is an associate professor in the Music Department, where he has worked since 1971.  He has been a dedicated member and former co-chair of the Faculty/Staff Campaign Committee, which helps raise funds for student scholarships. Deeply dedicated to his students, Anthony serves as a first-year advisor and has been involved in many university committees.

Janet L. Kines ’80, of Towson, will receive the University Alumni Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes a graduate who volunteers time, talent or resources to the university and its community. Kines, a member and past president of the TU Athletic Hall of Fame, served as chair of the 2009 “Doc” Minnegan Golf Tournament and currently serve as Tiger Club President.  She recently served on the Tiger Lacrosse Bull Roast Committee and as a host for the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship.

Tony Seaman, of Lutherville, will receive the first Athletic Alumni Volunteer Service Award, which honors a person who has worked diligently toward the cultivation of alumni through athletic events, athletic programs, and/or the promotion and recognition of our athletic teams. Seaman has served as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Towson University since 1999. In partnership with the women’s lacrosse team, Seaman was integral in garnering support from parents, alumni and the lacrosse community in support of the 2009 Tiger Lacrosse Bull Roast which raised more than $20,000 for the TU Lacrosse program.

For invitation information, please contact Jennifer Pawlo-Johnstone, director of alumni services for the office of Alumni Relations, at 410-704-2234 or









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