TU Deans to recognize distinguished alumni

Towson University has named Molly F. Shock ’75, of Towson, Md., as TU’s Distinguished Alumna, and six other alumni as recipients of this year’s Dean’s Recognition Awards. The honorees will be recognized at an Alumni Association banquet on May 13 in the Chesapeake Room at the University Union, on the campus of Towson University.

Shock is a member of both the TU Board of Visitors and Foundation Board and current chair of the Capital Campaign Committee. The TU Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually to one member of the TU alumni community who exemplifies continued professional development, success in his or her field, and a commitment to Towson University. The award has been conferred since 1958.

The Towson University Dean’s Recognition Awards are presented annually to TU alumni who have exemplified themselves through superior professional growth and accomplishment in their fields. One recipient is selected by the dean of each of the university’s colleges. Honorees represent commitment and excellence in a diversity of professional disciplines.

The following alumni will receive the Dean’s Recognition Awards for 2010:

Constance W. Kihm ’95 of Parkton, Md., chairperson of the Towson Advocacy Program (TAP) and former member of the Towson University Alumni Association board of directors (2003-09), will receive the award from the College of Liberal Arts.

JoAnne V. Koehler ’68 of Timonium, Md., recently retired chief human resource officer for Baltimore City Public Schools, will be recognized by the College of Education.

Joy Lusco Kecken ’94 of Culver City, Calif., an award-winning director, writer and producer of film and television, will receive the award from the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Kathleen McQuiggan ’90 of Boston, Mass., founder and president of Catalina Leadership, will be honored by the College of Business and Economics.

Patricia Schriver Steeg ’75, of Laurel, Md., chief of the Women’s Cancers Section of the laboratory of molecular pharmacology at the National Cancer Institute, will be recognized by the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics.

Buzz Williams ’92, of Bel Air, Md., a disciplinary hearing officer for Harford County Public Schools and combat veteran for the United States Marine Corps in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, will be honored by the College of Health Professions.

For more information on the awards banquet or the awardees, please contact the Towson University Office of Alumni Relations at 410-704-2234.

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