A former member of the Board of Visitors, Irene Lundy Brown '39 was named distinguished alumna in 1980 and served as president of the Foundation Board of Directors from 1978-82. In 1986 she received an honorary degree in humane letters from Mary Washington and, in 1995, she received the Alumni Association’s service award. Irene Brown personally funded the first Washington Scholarship which was awarded for the 2000-01 academic year. Mrs. Brown passed away in 2006. Her children, Mr. Robert Brown and Ms. Brenda B. Hawthorne are the family representatives for the scholarship.
Photo: Irene Lundy Brown '39, Board of Visitors Meeting, 1961