Dr. Russell Brown named International Educator of the Year by World Vision Organization
Professor of Spanish Dr. Russell V. Brown has been named International Educator of the Year by the College’s chapter of the World Vision Organization. He received the honor during recently held International Week activities.
The award was presented to Dr. Brown by Assistant Professor of History Dr. Alistar Hattingh, who is the faculty advisor to the World Vision Organization at Muskingum.
Dr. Brown joined the faculty at Muskingum in 1975. He has served as chair of the Modern Languages Department, and was one of the co-founders of the College’s International Business major. In addition, he has been the faculty advisor to Phi Sigma Iota, the college’s Spanish language honorary fraternity, the Spanish House, the Spanish Club and the Phi Mu Sinfonia.
During his tenure at the College, Dr. Brown has traveled abroad with students 14 times, including nine trips with the ESTO program in Toledo, Spain.
Earlier this year, he and his wife, Karen, were honored in Toledo, Spain with an audience with the King of Spain Juan Carlos. Dr. Brown was recognized for his role in the long-standing Sister City relationship between Toledo, Spain and Toledo, Ohio. That Sister City relationship is considered the oldest in the world.
This was not Dr. Brown’s first audience with Spanish royalty. In 1981, King Juan Carlos I in 1981 received him in audience during the 50th anniversary of the cities’ Sister relationship.
Dr. Brown received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He plans to retire from the Muskingum College faculty at the end of this academic year, with 32 years of service.