Description Youngest HBCU President turns 40, celebrates with scholarship reception
January 25, 2012 -- Appointed at age 38, Dr. M. Christopher Brown II just completed his first year on the job as Alcorn State University's 18th president on January 10 and turned 40 on Thursday, January 26.
With students always at the forefront of his initiatives, Dr. Brown declined several invitations to celebrate his 40th birthday, but welcomed the opportunity to host a scholarship fundraising reception. In lieu of gifts, a minimum donation of $40 per guest (in recognition of his 40th birthday) was required to attend the February 2 event at the Jackson Marriott Downtown at 7:00 p.m., which will support student scholarships.
"President Brown gives selflessly all the time to support his students and I truly admire that about him," says Senior Vice President and CFO Betty Roberts. "I was thinking that I would still buy him a gift along with the $40 donation, but decided against it because he would surely think why didn't I give more to aid our students."
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