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Brenda Brown Leaving ACC Board of Regents

Brenda Brown Leaving ACC Board of Regents

After serving 24 years on the Alvin Community College Board of Regents, Brenda Brown will be leaving her position, deciding not to run for reelection.

As a regent, Brown said she gained a full appreciation for the college and what it has to offer to the community.

“I like what the college stands for,” she said. “I always liked what I saw out there and I wanted to be a part of it.”

Brown is a former educator who was first elected to the board in 1990. Before that she had long been a board member of the ACC Foundation, joining two years after it was created in 1976.

“Brenda Brown was the second woman to serve on the College Board and has worked tirelessly to see the College grow and prosper,” ACC President Dr. Rodney Allbright said. “Her legacy will be a college ranked in the top 10 percent nationally.”

As a member on the Foundation Board, Brown has contributed a lot of her time to help raise funds for student scholarships, college programs and staff development.

“While she is leaving the Board of Regents, we are grateful that Ms. Brown will remain on the Foundation Board, which is a testament to her dedication to ACC,” said Wendy Del Bello, Foundation executive director.

Brown has a bachelor’s degree in business education from Southwest Texas State University, taught at Brazosport High School in the 1960s and served as a substitute teacher throughout the years.

In addition the college, Brown has also devoted time to the American Association of University Women, Alvin Mothers Club, Alvin Library Board and the Aglaian Study Club.

Brown said she ran for the Board of Regents because she wanted to serve her community and support the mission of the college. She said ACC provides so much to local students who need an education.

“It is not so expensive that it is prohibiting,” she said. “This college caters to students and gives them a chance to work with a schedule.”

Since the time she’s been on the board, Brown has participated with several projects including the creation of Dual Credit, construction of the new Communications Building, passing of the 2005 bond issue for the Science/Health Science Building and more.

“There’s been a lot of changes in 24 years,” she said.

Brown said she plans to travel more and spend more time with her children and friends.

“The college has just meant a lot to me, education means a lot to me,” she said. “ACC is the greatest asset that Alvin has. Community colleges are an open door for our students.”

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9/9/2014

September 9, 2014

The Office of Student Activities will host an informational session on September 9 at 12:30 p.m. on its upcoming program called Dolphins Lead, which will teach students leadership skills. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/10/2014

September 10, 2014

The ACC Student Government Association will have its first meeting of the school year on September 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Texas Room. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/11/2014

September 11, 2014

The Texas Gulf Coast Blood Center will host a blood drive on September 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Texas Room. The drive is open to all donors in the community. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/13/2014

September 13, 2014

Area students will be treated to a free lunch along with guest speakers that will share tips on becoming effective leaders at the annual Student Leadership Conference on September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Andy Stoll. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/15/2014

September 15, 2014

The Texas Gulf Coast Blood Center will host a blood drive on September 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Texas Room. The drive is open to all donors in the community. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/17/2014

September 17, 2014

Students will learn about the legislative process during the annual Constitution Day event on September 17 at 11 a.m. in the Texas Room. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/22/2014

September 22, 2014

Registration for the second, eight-week fall mini semester will open on September 22 and close on October 16. Classes will begin on October 20. For more information call 281-756-3500.

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9/25/2014

September 25, 2014

The ACC Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. Call 281-756-3500 for more information.

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9/29/2014

September 29, 2014

The Fine Arts Gallery will host an exhibit of the works of William Jones from September 29 to October 24. There will be a reception on October 1 in the Fine Arts Gallery. For more information call 281-756-3605.

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10/1/2014

October 1, 2014

The Student Government Association will have its monthly meeting on October 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Texas Room. Call 281-756-3686 for more information.

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