Dr. Sheldon Brown
The Professor Sheldon Brown Tolerance Scholarship was created to honor the work accomplished by Dr. Sheldon Brown during his tenure at NSCC, including 18 years dedicated to producing more than 30 Forums on Tolerance. Now retired, Dr. Brown is deeply missed by his students and colleagues, but he leaves a legacy of teaching tolerance, embracing diversity, and supporting a learning environment.
Dr. Brown began teaching in NSCC's Behavioral Science Department in 1966, a year after the College opened its doors. Over that time, Dr. Brown impacted hundreds of students who have benefited from his gentle, kind, and humane "student-centered teaching" style. Dr. Brown has contributed to the College in countless other ways as well, particularly as the creator of the college's Forum on Tolerance series, which he chaired since its inception in 1996, until his retirement in 2013. The Forums have become a college-wide, community-based, twice-yearly event in the fall and spring, focused on understanding, empathy and tolerance toward others. Forums have explored social injustice and its effects on the modern world and our own communities.