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February 21, 2007

Supporters welcome Brown portrait back to namesake hall

ULM friends and supporters joined the family of T.O. Brown for the unveiling of his portrait Thursday, Feb. 15 in Brown Hall.

Brown was the dynamic former Ouachita Parish school superintendent crucial to ULM’s formation. Nan Salisbury, Brown’s granddaughter, mentioned that her family felt honored, and that she is impressed by the leadership shown at ULM.

During ULM’s recent yearlong celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the portrait of Brown traveled from place to place and celebration to celebration.

President James E. Cofer, Sr. and Brown family members M’Elise O’Banion, Marianne Jones, and Carrie Jones together unveiled the portrait in the namesake hall.

“Brown’s vision and energy drove the founding of Ouachita Parish Junior College, which grew into this magnificent university of today,” Cofer said.

Cofer and Salisbury hosted a small reception following the ceremony.

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