Officials and some famous patients gathered Friday morning, Oct. 26, 2012, to dedicate the new $4.5-million Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center. The CfNN’s scientific leadership is jointly appointed by the VA and Brown.
The University and local communities are invited to commemorate Veteran's Day at a ceremony on Monday, November 12. There will be a procession from the flagpole on the Main Green departing at 12 Noon with a ceremony on the Ruth J. Simmons Quad (Lincoln Field) at 12:10 PM. The ceremony is dedicated to the memory of Lt. Charlie F. Kenney '10.
On Sunday, Mary 27, 2012, as the final ceremony of Commencement and Reunion Weekend 2012, two of Brown's most recent alumni — John R. Gayton '12 of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Robert M. Schlesinger III '12 of Medfield, Mass. — were commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Marines Corps as part of the Platoon Leaders Course on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Capt. Randy Parks, USMC, presided over the commissioning ceremony, and Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron offered remarks.
Brown’s World War II veterans had some interesting guests at their reunion this year -- current Brown student veterans -- at the class of 1950's mini-reunion at the start of Commencement and Alumni Weekend 2012.