Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, a Tuskegee Airman, to Speak at KCC

April 3, 2008 | Kingsborough Community College

Former Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. will speak at Kingsborough at a special program sponsored by Services to Enhance Reservists and Veterans Education (S.E.R.V.E.) entitled “The Power of One—Celebrating the Heroic History of African-American fliers,” Thursday, April 10. The program will be held at M146 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Brown is the director of the Center for Urban Education Policy and University Professor at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is past president of Bronx Community College and was formerly director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University. He holds a doctorate from New York University and has served on the faculty at West Virginia State College and as a full professor at New York University’s School of Education.
Dr. Brown a former Army Air Force Captain, commanded the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group (the Tuskegee Airmen) in World War II, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters. He is credited with being the first 15th Air Force fighter pilot to shoot down a German jet fighter, and has been honored by the Intrepid Air-Space Museum in New York for his outstanding leadership as Squadron Commander.
An avid runner, Dr. Brown has completed the New York City Marathon nine times.
Dr. Brown is executive producer and host of the television series, “African-American Legends,” which airs on CUNY-TV.
S.E.R.V.E. is a branch of KCC’s
Center for Women & Non-traditional Students. It provides effective, accessible and responsive educational services for all veterans and reservists.
At KCC, the program offers a welcoming and supportive transition between military service and the world of higher education. It seeks to improve the quality of life for veterans and contribute to the fulfillment of their academic objectives.
The S.E.R.V.E. office is located at S228. The telephone number is 718-368-5472.