NAVSYS CEO Named Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Dr. Alison Brown is the first of Sidney Sussex's women alumni to be named as an honorary Fellow to Sidney Sussex, in recognition of her distinguished technical contributions.
Colorado Springs, CO, June 1, 2005 – NAVSYS Corporation, a GPS technology company, announced today the appointment of Dr. Alison Brown, the company's founder, president, and chief executive officer, as an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University. Dr. Brown was an undergraduate at Sidney Sussex in 1976, studying Engineering. This was the first year that women were accepted to Sidney Sussex, 280 years after the college was founded by Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex. Dr. Brown received a First Class degree with Distinction from Cambridge in 1979. She subsequently received a Masters degree from MIT and a PhD from UCLA.
Sidney Sussex is known for many of its pioneering alumni, which reach back to Oliver Cromwell and earlier. Sidney was also the first previously all-male college to appoint a female Master, Dame Sandra Dawson, who is also the head of Cambridge's prestigious Judge Institute School of Management. Dr. Brown is the first of Sidney's women graduates to be awarded the honor of becoming an Honorary Fellow. "So many of Sidney's fellows have received world recognition for their work that I am humbled now to be part of this august group," stated Dr. Brown.
Dr. Brown is pictured below at Sidney Sussex with two other Fellows of the college, Keith Glover, now Head of Engineering at Cambridge University, who taught her Control systems engineering, and Donald Green, her Director of Studies while she was an undergraduate.
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