Browns Blend Current and Planned Gifts to Support Sharks Now and in the Future

Photo of Dr. Wayne Brown, Ph.D. Dr. Wayne Brown, Ph.D., knows all about the NSU Edge and how it prepared him for his very successful career.

After graduating from the College of Engineering and Computing with a degree in technology education in 2004, Dr. Brown went on to found the Center for Technology Leadership—a nonprofit development training center for chief information officers.

Wayne credits NSU as being instrumental in providing him with the successes he enjoys today. One of the professors Wayne feels had an especially significant impact on his life was Dr. Gertrude (Trudy) Abramson.

“Dr. Abramson is a big reason for my NSU connection. Without her, I do not think I would have finished the doctoral program,” Brown said.

Wayne and his wife Teresa support the Professor Gertrude (Trudy) Abramson Endowed Scholarship to honor her. The fund awards scholarships to students in the computer and technology education doctoral programs.

Wayne has The NSU Edge. He feels empowered and connected to NSU, and this connection will be there for future Sharks forever.

“I am very proud to go from factory worker and high school dropout to a Ph.D. and contributing to the profession I am in.”

“With the help of our planned giving professionals here at NSU, we were able to help Wayne and Teresa through a blended gift that includes a bequest so that their cash flow is not affected today. We would be delighted to help you as well,” said Andrea L. Darlow, Interim Assistant Vice President of Development.


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