Learning About Asperger’s Syndrome
The Schilling Family’s
Shonda Schilling ’91, wife of
retired Boston Red Sox All-Star
pitcher Curt Schilling came to
campus on Thursday, Sept. 30 to
share the painful and joyous story
of her son Grant’s struggle with
Asperger’s Syndrome. The author
of the New York Times bestseller,
The Best Kind of Different, spoke
to more than 100 alumni, faculty
and friends and later signed
copies of her book. The event
also raised funds and awareness
for the Center for Adults with
Autism at Towson University,
established with a founding gift
from Doug Erdman ’80 and his
family. See the feature story on
Schilling on page 8.
The first Towson Heritage
Celebration took place on Oct.
9, to honor the legacy families of
Towson University. Family members
may have graduated from Towson
University, Towson State University,
Towson State College, or the State
Teachers College at Towson, but all
came to celebrate their connection
to a great institution. Families
enjoyed tours on foot or by bus and
had complimentary family portraits
taken by university photographers.
1 Shonda Schilling ’91 2 Donna Long, Doug Erdman ’80, Lori Armstrong, Shonda Schilling ’91 and Gary Rubin ’69
3 The Rodriguez Family was acknowledged for having the family with the most alumni at the legacy event.
4 Jerry Lyle Jr., Angella Lyle ’86 and Jerry Lyle Sr. ’86 5 Bernie Murphy ’ 34 attended with her daughter
Charlotte Sours ’64 and her son-in-law Richard Sours.
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