Dr. Michael Brown ’63, a proud Watkinson alumnus, knew nothing about the school before his parents learned that Watkinson offered a world class education and financial aid.
He was so appreciative of his scholarship and the personal support and encouragement the school provided and knows it helped propel his admission into the University of Pennsylvania. Michael believes that learning from all the diverse backgrounds of both the faculty and his fellow students helped him to understand his own strengths and weaknesses, while he gained both the confidence and humility to face and rise to challenges.
After college, medical school and his pediatric training at UCLA, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a pediatrician. He practiced medicine in New Jersey and Texas and recently went back to school for a masters in public health. He now consults with managed care companies that seek to contract with states to administer Medicaid and CHIP programs.
Dr. Brown is passionate about acknowledging the generosity that permitted him to benefit from the extraordinary education he received in high school and through medical school, none of which he could otherwise have afforded. In 1981, he felt he finally had the means to start giving back and that is just what he did with his first gift to Watkinson. He has given every year since! In 2020, Dr. Brown and his wife Sylvia could see the financial stress on educational and social institutions brought on by the pandemic. They were in a position to be able to double their support for Watkinson with a gift to the Watkinson. Now. Campaign for Financial Aid.
Thank you Dr. and Sylvia Brown!