Towson Alumni Association unveils new campus statue
Seven hundred-pound bronze Tiger located near recently developed university gateway
TOWSON, Md. (April 24, 2012)—The Towson University Alumni Association has gifted the university community with a new bronze Tiger statue situated at the recently constructed main gateway to campus off Towsontown Boulevard and near Burdick Hall.
The statue was unveiled to students, faculty, staff and alumni on Tuesday, April 24, in a ceremony that included remarks from Towson University President Maravene Loeschke and Alumni Association President Lou Dollenger.
“We are thrilled to present this centerpiece, which reflects the strength of our community, to the new grand entrance here at my alma mater,” said Dollenger, during the event.
The bronze sculpture was crafted in Thailand under the direction of Lori Armstrong, associate vice president of Alumni Relations, Darren Hussey, owner of Big Bronze, and the artist. The structure weighs 700 pounds and is notably larger—and more fierce-looking—than the Tiger statue located near Stephens Hall, also a gift from the Alumni Association.
“The statue represents the Tiger in all of us,” Dollenger continued. “We hope that you will be photographed with the statue, sit in his shadow, and that he will be a destination of pride and a unique gathering place for many years to come."