Earnest Brown Conveys His Passion for the University of Arkansas Through Leadership and Involvement

Reflecting back on his time spent at the University of Arkansas, alumnus Earnest Brown sums up his feelings with one sentence, “College is a decision I will never regret.” Living in Pine Bluff, Ark., Brown credits the university and its faculty for supplying him with the knowledge, experience and confidence to perform his duties as a circuit judge. Although it has been 17 years since he last stepped onto campus as a student, the pride he exhibits in his alma mater is something he continues to carry today. As a life member of the Arkansas Alumni Association, Brown’s involvement did not stop once he graduated. Witnessing the dedication of those at the university who work to make future students feel welcome on campus, he remembers how he felt as a freshman from Fulton, Ark., and how attending the university’s freshman weekend led him to fall in love with the Fayetteville campus. “I was in complete awe of it. It is a small enough school to be social, but big enough for students to get involved in a multitude of activities,” he said. While devoting much of his time to majoring in public administration through the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Brown believed that “you can’t take advantage of the full university experience unless you get involved.” During his undergraduate years, he held memberships in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity...

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