TU professor, students help make fun fully accessible

By Megan Bradshaw on June 29, 2017

TU associate professor Zosha Stuckey and her students helped make a fully accessible playground at Patapsco Valley State Park a reality.

The new fully accessible playground in Howard County (Photo: Maryland Department of Natural Resources).
The new fully accessible playground in Howard County (Photo: Maryland Department of Natural Resources).

Towson University College of Liberal Arts associate professor Susan “Zosha” Stuckey, Ph.D., lives by an ethics of service.

To that end, she has created a grant writing and non-profit project within CLA's Department of English to give her students opportunities to apply their knowledge to real world situations.

One of those situations was making the Patapsco Valley State Park playground fully accessible to all visitors.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Stuckey believes students love to write for real causes.

"If all of us dedicated ourselves to improving the world and helping the people around us, then maybe Baltimore could thrive," she said. "The play space in Patapsco is significant especially because people with disabilities deserve the same if not more access than us."

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This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel's priorities for Towson University: TU Matters to Maryland, Strategic Plan Alignment and BTU: Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore.