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UW-Green Bay:
From the Beginning

by: Betty D. Brown

Through the Years
Betty Brown

As the cap to a long career as a writer and editor, Betty D. Brown researched and wrote this history of the first 25 years of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Brown drew on original documents of the University, as well as personal observations gained as a member of the campus community. She was the founding head of UW-Green Bay news services, joining the academic staff in 1966 and serving for many years as director of news and publications. She retired in 1990.

Brown grew up in Milwaukee and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Milwaukee-Downer College. Her professional work beyond higher education included copyreader for the Milwaukee Sentinel, public relations assistant for Bausch & Lomb Optical Company and staff writer and women's editor for the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

A musician by avocation, Brown has taught and performed with symphony, chamber and show orchestras and church choirs. She and her husband, the late Rev. Donald Brown, were the parents of five children.