Family members invite you to the celebration of the life of UW-Green Bay retiree Betty Brown, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 716 S. Madison St.., Green Bay. The family requests that all who attend wear face coverings.
Brown, a long-tenured staff member, passed away in July 2020 at the age of 95. Among many other accomplishments, she penned the book, “UW-Green Bay: From the Beginning,” which documented the history of UW-Green Bay, from 1969 through 1990.
According to an obituary, she joined the academic staff of UW-Green Bay Center as public information officer, and two years later became coordinator of news and publications for the new four-year University. She was named director of news services in 1970 and director of news and publications in 1977. Brown retired in 1990 and soon afterward completed a memoir of the early years of the University.
She had many interests including music, travel and lifelong learning. She and her husband Donald were among the founding members of Learning in Retirement (now LLI).
Executive Director of Advancement Joy Wick, has more of Brown’s story to share, describing how her estate gift was just one of many ways she helped people pursue their higher education dreams. See more.