Donors Alena and David M. Schwaber with students in front of  the Auburn House

Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

TU welcomed Alena and David M. Schwaber to the Auburn House July 15 for an ice cream social to recognize their historic gift to the College of Health Professions. The $1.32 million gift established the Alena and David M. Schwaber Endowed Nursing Scholarship. Ten awards will be given annually to nursing students who demonstrate a compelling need due to personal or financial hardship. Four of the 10 inaugural recipients joined the celebration, including Angelita Limbo, who delivered remarks about her career aspirations and the importance of the scholarship. She was joined by Aly McKinney, Katelyn Tydings and Alivia Warren. Also attending were TU President Kim Schatzel; Melanie Perreault, provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs; College of Health Professions Dean Lisa Plowfield; Tab Uhrich, associate dean, College of Health Professions; Haley Mark, professor and chairperson, Department of Nursing; and Brian DeFilippis, vice president, university advancement.

Golden Celebration for TU Foundation

In its 50th anniversary year, the Towson University Foundation (TUF) celebrated by ensuring that the work of TU students and faculty will forever be supported by the TUF Grant Program, through a newly created endowment.

The TUF Grant Program Endowment was established with $100,000 in seed funding from the TUF, $50,000 from TUF Board president Bill Murray and a $124,000 estate gift from Joyce Brown ’68, a graduate of Towson State Teacher’s College and 30-year reading specialist with the Baltimore County School System.

“This is the fourth year the TUF is providing grant funding to programs and research that are critical to our student experience and the future of TU,” Murray says. “My gift to the endowment helps to ensure the long-term viability of our grant program and, I hope, moves others to support the endowment as well.”

The 2022 TUF Grant award recipients will be announced in December.