Veteran Alumnus Supports Students

Frank Brown Sr. CCAS’79 of Atco, New Jersey, enlisted in the Army in 1966, serving three years that included deployments in Korea and Japan during the Vietnam War. He enrolled at Rutgers–Camden in the 1970s, commuting to campus and earning a degree in social work while working as a peer counselor for other studentveterans. “Throughout my college time, I was helping veterans,” he said.

Brown, who worked for 32 years as an equal opportunity officer supervisor the New Jersey Department of Human Services, continued to serve part-time in the New Jersey National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired from the military in 2001 as a major. An ordained minister, he is involved in numerous civic activities, including serving as the Rutgers–Camden student liaison for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “I still enjoy working with Rutgers and veterans,” he said. His son, Frank Brown Jr., also is a Rutgers–Camden veteran alumnus, having earned a master’s degree in social work in 2018.

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