FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern presented a Medal of Service to alumnus Donald A. Brown of Tuscaloosa at its Sesquicentennial year Commencement ceremony May 27 in recognition of his significant commitment to the college's mission, quality, and character.
Brown, a 1958 graduate of Birmingham-Southern, was an award-winning executive editor for the New York Times Company for 15 years, in Tuscaloosa and Florence. He also served as editor of Birmingham Magazine and as communications director for the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. His career as an author and journalist spans more than 50 years.
He recently wrote “Forward Ever, Birmingham-Southern College at its Sesquicentennial” in celebration of the college's 150th anniversary.
Next to granting an Honorary Degree, the Medal of Service is the highest form of recognition the college can confer. It is awarded only at those times when a person deserving of such recognition emerges within the BSC community.