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Baltimore’s Eddie Brown to keynote MSU’s 2013 Honors Convocation

Eddie C. BrownMorgan President David Wilson has announced that renowned author and entrepreneur Eddie C. Brown will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Honors Convocation. Each year, Morgan State University celebrates outstanding student academic achievement with the annual Honors Convocation, which is held in the Gilliam Concert Hall of the Murphy Fine Arts Center.

This year’s convocation is being held on April 4th at 11:00 a.m., featuring the chairman, CEO and founder of Brown Capital Management, as keynote speaker. Brown will address students and faculty about his brand of success, perseverance, and what it takes to beat the odds. The nationally known businessman, philanthropist and author recently released an autobiography, appropriately titled, “Beating the Odds.”

With over 4 decades of experience in the industry, Brown now heads one of the nation’s oldest and most successful African American owned investment management companies. Ernst and Young recognized him as an “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the financial services industry and Black Enterprise named him one of the “40 most powerful African Americans in business.”

In addition to serving on numerous boards and commissions at the federal, state and local levels, Brown is also well known for his philanthropy. He and his wife, Sylvia, launched the Turning the Corner Achievement Program in 2002, providing expanded educational opportunities for African American middle school students in Baltimore. They have both committed time and financial resources to many other educational ventures, including support for students at Morgan State University and those studying the fine arts.

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Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie classified doctoral research institution offering more than 60 academic programs leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. As Maryland’s public urban university, Morgan serves a multi-ethnic and multi-racial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information on Morgan State University, visit

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