Director of Meredith Events Bill Brown has received the distinguished Jim Hart Governor’s School Champion Award. The award acknowledges extraordinary commitment, leadership, and contributions to the North Carolina Governor’s School.
Brown has had a direct hand in the successful provision of the Governor’s School program to more than 7,000 students from across North Carolina. Highlights of his service include: oversight of the transition of Governor’s School East to Meredith College in 2000, facilitation of an ongoing collaborative research project between GSE social science students and the Meredith College Department of Psychology and Social Work, and his commitment to the success of each member of the Governor’s School community.
Governor’s School East Site Director Laura Sam summarized the committee’s nomination of Brown by saying, “Bill is a member of the GSE community in the truest sense. He artfully creates the crazy quilt that is Meredith College in the summer: each piece representing programs, camps, staff and students. Bill not only sees the big picture, he paints it – and it is beautiful.”
Meredith College has served as the host campus of Governor’s School East since 2000.The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five-and-a half-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. Students are selected to attend through a competitive process after being nominated by their public school unit or non-public school. Governor’s School was canceled for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.