Paul and Jean E. Brown
Mr. Paul Brown established this scholarship in 2004 to honor the memory of his wife, Jean E. Brown. Mrs. Brown was a distinguished educator who devoted over thirty years of her life to teaching in the Saginaw Township and Saginaw Public Schools. Mrs. Brown earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University in 1942, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan in 1967. She retired in 1985 after teaching for 32 years; spending 27 years as a kindergarten teacher at Hemmeter School in Saginaw.
Jean was a lifelong member of Ames United Methodist Church in Saginaw and was very active there, serving on the United Methodist Women’s Organization, teaching Sunday school, and volunteering many hours of her time. Mrs. Brown was also affiliated with the Retired School Personnel Association and the University of Michigan Woman’s Alumni Association. Mr. and Mrs. Brown traveled extensively, and especially enjoyed their cruises around the world. Mr. and Mrs. Brown had three sons, and six grandchildren. One of her grandsons served as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Africa. Mrs. Brown passed away in December 2002 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. The scholarship is intended to promote academic excellence as a reflection of Mrs. Brown’s lifelong commitment to education.