We have not forgotten

TU celebrates life of Honor Elizabeth Wainio ’95, who died on Sept. 11 aboard United Flight 93

TOWSON, Md.(Sept. 3, 2009)—Towson University lost one of its own on September 11, 2001. Honor Elizabeth Wainio ’95, who grew up in Catonsville, was among those who died on United Airlines Flight 93, one of the four planes hijacked that day. She was 27.

“It is nearly impossible to imagine Lizz as a victim, for she was never a person who would knowingly allow herself to become a victim,” says the Web site established in her memory, “and apparently, her fellow passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 were cut from the same cloth…”

“In the final moments of her life, even when she knew what the worst outcome might be, Lizz did not dwell on her own plight.  Amazingly, yet typically of Lizz, her main concern was for the well being of the loved ones she would be leaving behind in this world.”

Wainio’s employer, Discovery Communications, along with other generous family, TU alumni, friends and strangers, established the Honor Elizabeth Wainio ’95 Communications Memorial Scholarship.

The Towson University Alumni Association and the scholarship host committee will celebrate Wainio’s life and raise funds for the scholarship on Thursday, September 10, from 6–8 p.m. at Ropewalk Tavern. Ropewalk is located in Federal Hill, at 1209 S. Charles Street.

A $50 per person contribution is required for admission, of which $35 is a tax deductable contribution to the scholarship fund.

One may register online at or by telephone at 410-704-2234. After payment, one’s name will be held at the door for entrance. No entrance tickets will be issued or mailed.

For further information on this event, call 410-704-2234 or e-mail







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