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Donation to assist history, English majors

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Thomas “Tad” W. Brown Jr., chair of the Georgia College Foundation Board of Trustees, and his wife Mary Kay Brown, have established an endowed scholarship for students majoring in English and/or history at Georgia College.

Thomas "Tad" W. Brown Jr.Thomas "Tad" W. Brown Jr.“We made a gift to encourage the study of core disciplines in the humanities—fundamental elements to the mission of a liberal arts college,” said Brown.

President of the Watson-Brown Foundation, Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Florida State University. 

The Watson-Brown Foundation previously provided Georgia College $2.5 million to establish an endowed fund to support the Ina Dillard Russell Library. The Foundation also funds the Milledgeville chapter of its “Junior Board,” an educational program that encourages youth philanthropy by entrusting talented high school students with grant monies for local historic preservation projects.

Brown has served on the Foundation Board for the past nine years and is serving his second year as Chair.  He previously has served on the executive, the investment, and the LLC Property II and LLC Property V committees as well as the campaign committee.

In addition to his support for Georgia College, Brown is a trustee of the Georgia Humanities Council and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, director of the Mercer University Press and a member of the President’s Advisory Board at Wofford College.


ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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