EARTH community mourns the passing of founder Dr. Norman Brown

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: October 1st, 2012

On Monday, September 25, the EARTH community lost a dear friend, Dr. Norman Brown.  In memory of his truly remarkable life, the University raised the U.S. flag at half-mast.

Dr. Brown, along with Mr. Luis Alberto Monge, Mr. Jorge Manuel Dengo, Mr. Rodolfo Cortés, and Mr. Daniel Chaij, made EARTH possible.

Under his management as Vice President, and later President, of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, financing was made available to carry out the feasibility study from which the University was born. With his vision, the organization financed the construction of EARTH’s Permanent Education Program as well as an important number of scholarships that continue to benefit students today. He continued to play an active role in organizing and strengthening EARTH by serving on the Board of Trustees and also as President of the University Board of Directors.

In July, the University’s Board of Directors decided to award Dr. Brown the title of Doctorate of Honoris Causa, honoring his distinguished service to the Institution. He was filled with joy when he learned of the decision earlier this year. In December, a representative from his family will join us on campus to accept the award in his place.

Dr. Norman Brown was undoubtedly an extraordinary person. His actions have impacted the lives of all who form EARTH. His memory and legacy live on in EARTH’s mission and in each and every graduate of this Institution.

Many thanks, Dr. Brown, for your generosity, dedication, and friendship.

One Comment

  1. Aracely_montesdeoca says:

    Las palabras se quedan cortas para describir la gran generosidad y amor al progimo que durante su vida compartio el Dr. Norman con cada uno de los hijos de la tierra que nos beneficiamos con su valioso aporte a este proyecto en sus inicios y una realidad que se llama EARTH. Dios lo tenga en su gloria !! y siempre en nuestras mentes y nuestro corazon, como un ejemplo de vida. Paz en su tumba!! Aracely

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