Arnold Brown met the two loves of his life at TU, which he attended on the GI Bill. "In my first year at TU, I found my career in petroleum engineering and my wife to be." Pat credits her studies in religion, education and music for preparing her to spend many years teaching in school and churches as well as private piano lessons.
Arnold has been inducted into two TU Halls of Fame; engineering and natural sciences in 1996 and business in 2004. He was named a TU Distinguished Alumnus in 1983 and, in 2000, received the J. Paschal Twyman Award for his outstanding community spirit and exemplary service and devotion to TU. He served on the Board of Trustees from 1982 to 1998 and has served as a trustee emeritus since 1998. He was president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1980 to 1981.
The Browns' commitment to the university spans more than 50 years, with numerous contributions and many hours of cultivating other donors. Of their most recent gifts to the university during the Embrace the Future Campaign, Pat says, "When we were TU students, we lived in an apartment about a mile from the campus, and having no car, walked to classes every day. So we are especially pleased that we could help with some of the student housing projects. Next, we helped with the new engineering buildings and the much needed Lorton Performance Center, which has certainly enhanced the overall quality of the university."
The Browns are longtime dedicated TU supporters, and they plan to continue in that role.