- McFadden Newell
McFadden Alexander Newell Born 1824
Died 1894 Occupation Principal, Maryland State Normal School
Maryland State Superintendent of Public Instruction
McFadden Alexander Newell (1824 - 1894) commissioned and was the first principal of Maryland State Normal School (now Towson University).
Newell was an Irish immigrant who graduated from Trinity College, Dublin. He also taught school in England before settling in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1865, Newell was asked to establish a state normal school and served as its principal from 1866 to 1890. During this time, he also served as State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
As Principal at MSNS, he improved both teacher education and public school instruction, set admissions standards for the Normal School and refined the school's curriculum.
Preceded by Towson University principal
Elijah Barrett Prettyman
Towson University Academics
Schools: College of Business and Economics • College of Education • College of Fine Arts and Communication • College of Health Professions • College of Liberal Arts • Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics • Honors College • College of Graduate Studies and Research
Achievements: Points of Pride
Colonial Athletic Association • Towson Tigers • Doc (Mascot) • Fight Song
Rivalries: Loyola College • University of Vermont • University of Delaware • Johns Hopkins University • University of Maryland, College Park
Current Facilities: Johnny Unitas Stadium • Towson Center • John B. Schuerholz Baseball Complex • Burdick Pool
Past Facilities: Minnegan Stadium
Campus landmarks and locations: "The Beach" • Burdick Field • Newell Field • The Tiger Statue • Glen Bridge • TowsonTown Bridge
Student life People
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