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Barbara Dreyer Notice


Barbara Dreyer, founder and CEO of Connections Education, passed away on the morning of September 2nd after battling stage four breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, John, and her two daughters, Katie, 22, and Chrissy, 19 and her mother Gine Huss. An innovator in online education, Barbara founded Connections Education in 2001 and it is now one of the fastest growing online schools in the nation, educating thousands of full-time and part-time students every year. She was the recipient of numerous education awards and was named Towson University's alumni of the year in 1997. She was passionate about education and assembled a team devoted to improving online learning for students. Outside of the office, Barbara loved riding horses, gardening, and spending time with her family. A memorial service for friends and family will be held on Friday, September 5th at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Rd., Towson, MD, 21204, and a larger event devoted to celebrating her life will be held at Towson University 424 Emerson Drive, Towson, MD 21204 West Village Commons building on Sunday, September 7th between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Barbara J. Dreyer Connections Cares Foundation, or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Sept. 4, 2014
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