The American Red Cross announced last week that Towson University had been selected as the “Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region 2012” College of the Year for the Chesapeake region. Gail Price, Benefits Specialist in the Office of Human Resources and TU’s blood drive coordinator for the last 18 years and Phillip Ross, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, the original blood drive coordinator as a TU student in the ’70’s, accepted the award at the luncheon held September 14th at the Red Cross’s headquarters at Mt. Hope Road.
Over the years, Gail’s efforts have resulted in the Red Cross’s recognition of Towson University with 2001’s Good Neighbor award, the 2003 Save a Life Drive, the 2005-2006 College of the Year, and the 2009 Wounded Warrior Collection Drive. This past April, TU had a record breaking three-day blood drive that collected of total of 368 units, a success based on the collaborative efforts of Gail and Matthew Lenno, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. With the continued support of TU’s senior management, Towson will concentrate on recruiting young donors who represent a future generation of donors, ensuring the critical need for an adequate blood supply will be available for many years to come.