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It’s time for our annual TU year-in-review!

What a year 2015 turned out to be…Towson University said goodbye to beloved family members and hello to new leadership. We added nearly 5,000 new graduates to our alumni ranks and welcomed 4,815 incoming students to Tiger Nation in August 2015. With the spring semester right around the corner, we’re taking one last look at the year that was. Read on to check out the Tigers’ top news stories and social media posts ranked by popularity for the past year.

Top 10 overall stories (by views)

In loving memory of President Emerita Maravene S. Loeschke, Ph.D.

Towson University mourns loss of two members of the Tiger family

Kim E. Schatzel appointed as new TU president

Towson University dance team does it again…for the 17th straight time!!

It’s pomp and circumstance time for TU’s 150th graduating class!

A pair of Towson alums wows the Oriole Park crowd!

Dr. Chandler’s thoughts on Wednesday’s meeting with students

“Double the Burdick, double the fun” thanks to major expansion plan!

U.S. News & World Report again ranks Towson among top public regional universities

University President Maravene Loeschke resigns due to health


Top 5 research/STEM stories (by views)

Claire Muhoro

Towson has two of nation’s top 100 women in STEM!

Congratulations to Fisher College’s Dr. Wei Yu!

New “Cyber4All” cybersecurity major open 4 all undergrads

Girls Who Code club seeks to inspire, educate and equip

CoFAC professor’s Fulbright trip focused on improving the lives of persons with disabilities


Top 5 athletics stories (by views)

Dance team celebrates 17th national title

Towson University dance team does it again…for the 17th straight time!!

Under Armour and Tessemae’s: a homegrown Baltimore connection!

Three TU swimmers qualify for 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

TU’s Victor one of the nation’s best, on the football field and off

Towson University Hall of Fame member Terry Truax passes away


Top 10 alumni stories (by views)

Image of TU alumni singing national anthem on Camden Yards jumbotron

A pair of Towson alums wows the Oriole Park crowd!

TU’s Schumer is a star that continues to skyrocket

Under Armour and Tessemae’s: a homegrown Baltimore connection!

Schumer’s life anything but a “Trainwreck” as movie takes off

Sticks, salad, success – what can’t the Vetter brothers do?

Accounting alum Kristen Fleet is part of the 0.006 percent

TU alum Schumer wins Emmy, book deal

Towson’s Broady making waves in LA, will host BET’s “The Xperiment”

Five TU alums are among Maryland’s best teachers and educators

Nursing grad goes from commencement to Cameroon


Top Instagram posts (by likes)

#bestnine2015 @towsonuniversity Instagram collage

Top row (left to right)

  1. “Our student community. #100happydays #day22” (August 2015)
  2. “Nineteen years ago, a young man on the wrong track happened upon a house fire in Baltimore and saved a little girl’s life. Today, he watched her graduate, and told us all that she saved him by proving to him that one man could make a difference. Jackie just crossed the stage to receive her bachelor’s degree – and Ted is working toward his second Ph.D. Our deepest congratulations to them both! #towsonALUM #tu150” (May 2015)
  3. “Hey Doc…tell ‘em where you from! #Towson” (September 2015)

Middle row (left to right)

  1. “Good morning, Tigers!” (First week of January 2015)
  2. “After what seemed to be a never-ending winter, campus is starting to feel like spring.” (March 2015)
  3. (June 2015)

Bottom row (left to right)

  1. “It’s a beautiful day here in Tiger Town. Feels like fall! I’m ready for all the Tigers to come back.” (Early August 2015)
  2. “Enjoy the snow and stay warm, Tigers! #whereiskanji” (mid-February 2015)
  3. “Our awesome Creative Services department who makes all of the awesomely designed digital and printed Towson stuff (like this pumpkin). #100happydays #day50” (Late October 2015)


Top Twitter posts (by impressions)

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1 – June 25, 2015

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2 – April 27, 2015

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3 – September 11, 2015

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4 – September 20, 2015

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5 – May 6, 2015

Dance team celebrates 17th national title







6 – April 10, 2015

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7 – May 19, 2015

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8 – February 13, 2015

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9 – April 22, 2015



Top Facebook posts (by clicks)

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1 – Jackie Miller, rescued from a house fire 19 years ago, graduates from Towson U, accompanied by Ted Sutton, the man who saved her (May 20, 2015)

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2 – Amanda H, the “Target Angel” (December 22, 2015)

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3 – Baltimore City unrest (April 27, 2015)

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4 – Towson hat appears on ABC’s “The Whispers” (June 2, 2015)

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5 – The first snow of 2015 (January 6, 2015)

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6 – In memory of Maravene Loeschke (June 25, 2015)

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7 – Towson University education alumna Carlie Flanders surprised on “Ellen” (April 16, 2015)

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8 – Senator Ben Cardin visits Towson University Northeast (TUNE) (February 9, 2015)

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9 – “Occcupy Towson” students included in TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” issue (December 9, 2015)

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