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In 1980, Channing Brown earned a BS in computer science from the University of Illinois, followed by an MS. from Berkeley. After a 23-year career as a software engineer in the telecommunications industry, he returned to Illinois to work for NCSA in 2009. In 2010, he endowed this scholarship to support undergraduates. Brown retired in 2013 and remains actively involved with the department. He has been an exhibit judge at the Engineering Open House, mentored students in the Illinois Promise scholarship program, and served as a conversation partner for students in the Intensive English Institute.

Past Recipients

2020-2021 Charles Lin
2016-2020 Grace Wehner
2012-2016 Matthew Rasmussen
2011-2012 Rupali Raju
2010-2011 Kevin Toussaint