Valedictorian Attains Goal After 30 Years
July 9, 2012
Craig Brown’s (BBA ’12) academic journey was more than 30 years in the making, but he says it was worth the wait. “My classmates brought so much knowledge and insight to the classroom discussions. A lot of what we talked about in class can be applied directly to my career,” says Brown, whose son, Joshua, is also a student at Strayer University.
In recognition of Brown’s academic success, he was named the valedictorian at Strayer University’s regional commencement ceremony at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on June 23.
Outside of the classroom, Brown is the design manager for ManTech International Corp.’s Technical Services Group division. In this role, his team works with the U.S. Department of State’s information technology infrastructure. During his 10 years with ManTech International, Brown has traveled to six continents and nearly 30 countries.
Prior to joining ManTech, Brown served for more than 11 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was the avionics technician and supervisor for the presidential support squadron in Quantico, Va. A staff sergeant, Brown was presented with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.