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Carolyn Nettles (left) and Marian Rollings (right) of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Society of Daughters of the American Revolution present the Community Service Award to General Arthur E. Brown Jr. (center).

TCL Commissioner Art Brown receives DAR Community Service Award

June 26, 2019, Beaufort, S.C. – General Arthur E. Brown Jr. was recently awarded the prestigious Community Service Award from the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Brown was selected because of his commitment to the Lowcountry and to the Technical College of the Lowcountry in particular.

“Art Brown has guided the Technical College of the Lowcountry first by serving on the TCL Foundation then becoming a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair. He has worked with civic organizations and assisted in raising countless dollars for the students at TCL,” said Marian Rollings, Regent, Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter. “He continues to emphasize the important role of the community college. He is consistently in contact with legislators to make them aware of the importance of TCL not only to the student but to the economic growth of the Beaufort area.”

Brown currently serves the TCL Area Commission Chairman and represents Beaufort County. He joined the Commission in 1997 after serving on the TCL Foundation for many years. A decorated career military officer, Gen. Brown retired in 1989 after serving in a number of positions including his last position of Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Army.

“Arthur E. Brown Jr. is a true patriot of his nation as a military officer and has continued in retirement with devotion to the betterment of the entire Beaufort community through a commitment to the community college concept,” Rollings said.

“General Brown’s dedication to his community and to military men and women and their families is unparalleled,” S.C. Senator Tom Davis said.

TCL President Dr. Richard Gough agrees. “In everything he does, General Brown is the epitome of a servant leader. This ‘service above self’ orientation is manifested in the care he takes to make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served. He maintains a steady focus on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong,” Gough said.

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

DAR Community Service Awards are presented on local, state, and national levels to individuals and groups who have contributed to their communities in an outstanding voluntary, heroic, civil, or benevolent manner, or who have participated in or organized community activities.

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