MMHMF Scholarship Recipient
RANDOLPH E. BROWN
2010 MMHMF Scholarship Recipient
Randolph is a 2010 graduate of the Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies at Lloyd C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Virginia. He is attending North Carolina A & T and plans a course of study in business.
School activities and organizations: member of the National Honor’s Society (junior and senior years), and the National Junior Honor’s Society (freshman and sophomore years); project leader numerous times in engineering design classes; recipient of the LC Bird Academic Excellence Recognition for freshman and sophomore years; recipient of the LC Bird PTSA Community Service Award (freshman, sophomore and junior years); member of varsity basketball and track teams (sophomore, junior and senior years); district and regional qualifier in track – 400m and 800m events; and member of marching and concert bands (freshman and sophomore years).
Community activities and organization: Vice President of the Union Branch Baptist Church Youth Ministry for one term and President for three – 6 month terms; and volunteer percussionist for three church choirs (2004 – present). A member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. throughout high school, helped prepare soup for soup kitchens, and aided in the Special Olympics Run/Walk Kick-off for two years.
Put together and executed an internship for Matrix Management (a management consulting firm) during the summer of 2009, and reviewed financial records of various clients.
Was selected to participate in the Science Training and Research (STAR) program at the College of William and Mary. The highly competitive STAR program selects 20 rising high school juniors from across the country to participate.
Worked for Chick-Fil-A.
Enjoys working out, sports, playing drums, watching sports on television and reading.
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We believe a bright future lies ahead for Randolph. We wish him all the best. He is the son of Randolph M. and Charry E. Brown. We commend Mr. & Mrs. Brown for the role they played in Randolph’s many achievements.
**Statistics show that when parents and families get personally involved in their education, children do better in school and grow up to be more successful in life.
A letter from 2010 Scholarship Recipient
RANDOLPH (RJ). BROWN
First, I would like to thank the Martha Mason Hill Scholarship Foundation for their support through my first year in college. It was a successful year, one in which I grew both as a young adult and as a student. Prior to beginning my collegiate experience, I was accepted into North Carolina A&T’s Honor’s Program, which provides students the opportunity to take more rigorous classes in a smaller classroom environment. It also affords us the opportunity to travel abroad, mentor incoming freshmen who will be placed in the honor’s program, and graduate from the university with honor’s both in our department as well as the overall school.
In June of 2010, I graduated from Lloyd C. Bird High School, eager to start my collegiate experience at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. My first year was undoubtedly a unique experience, at least for me, being away from home, in an unfamiliar city, while basically being at liberty to do what I pleased when I pleased. This took some time to get accustomed to. I made an effort to make new friends and try to get involved in club activities as well as social activities. During my first semester, I joined North Carolina A&T’s chapter of NABA, the National Association for Black Accountants. The university’s chapter is called ALOBEAM, which stands for Accounting, the Language Of Business, the Eyes And Ears of Marketing. It is also a widely recognized organization. I also participated in intramural sports. I played basketball during the winter with a group of freshmen from the honor’s program. I also plan to play flag football in the fall during my sophomore year.
My first year at North Carolina A&T State University went extremely well. My first semester, I earned a 3.87 grade point average. As a result, I was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society as well as the Golden Key International Honor Society. I finished my second semester with a 3.63 average and a 3.75 cumulative average. Because of my efforts in my first year, I have been awarded the opportunity to serve as an Honor’s mentor to incoming freshman for the 2011-2012 school year. I have also been named the Fundraising Chair for North Carolina A&T State University’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. I am looking forward to returning to North Carolina A&T State University in August to continue my education.
I have also had the opportunity to spend my summer working for two companies. At U-Turn Sports Performance Academy, I worked as a member of their marketing team trying to find new approaches to help bring U-Turn good publicity, as well as continuing to spread the positive influence U-Turn has on young athletes. U-Turn is a sports training academy founded on Christian principles. I also worked at Capital Source, Inc., a small finance firm made up of two people. Here, I filed the financial records of other companies that Capital Source helped finance. I also learned some basic accounting principles, which will help me when I begin taking classes in my major, accounting, next fall. The two positions have helped me better understand how I can incorporate sports and business, whether it be marketing or accounting, together.
Once again, thank you for your support this past year and helping me make this year a success.
Randolph (RJ) Brown
A Letter From
Randolph (RJ) Brown
2010 MMHMF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
My sophomore year of college went very well. Academically, I had a good year, finishing with a sophomore grade point average of 3.6 and a cumulative grade point average of 3.67. I had the opportunity to be involved in a number of activities during the year. I was one of five members chosen to represent A&T in a case study competition sponsored by Deloitte in Charlotte, NC. I also had the opportunity to represent A&T in another case study competition, sponsored by KPMG, in Phoenix, AZ during the summer. During the summer, I interned with John Deere in Moline, IL. There I worked in the company’s accounting and finance department, specifically in the General Ledger Shared Services department.
This year, I have another full year planned in addition to my classes. I was elected to serve as president of North Carolina A&T State University’s Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants and to be a representative for the School of Business and Economics in the A&T Senate. I was also fortunate to be selected as a Fellow in the MLT Career Prep Program which will provide me with the opportunity to be coached by professional mentors and travel to skill building seminars during the school year.
I am excited to begin my junior year and am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities it will bring. And I am very thankful for your continued support and prayers.
A 2014 Graduate, Magna Cum Laude, of North Carolina A & T
Randolph Brown recently graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from North Carolina A&T, with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. He was a Dowdy Scholar, which resulted in him obtaining a full scholarship. He will be attending Michigan State University in the fall to obtain his Master’s in Accountancy with a focus in Taxation. His goal is to start off working for a public accounting firm.
During Randolph’s tenure at A&T, he was able to experience numerous events. He was inducted into several honor societies (i.e. Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma), travelled for spring break (Mardi Gras in New Orleans), and participated in several case studies (KPMG and Deloitte). Randolph also served as a mentor in his sophomore and junior years for incoming freshman through the university Honor’s program. Randolph served as president of the university’s chapter for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and Treasurer for the Senior Class Council in Student Government Association. He also had the opportunity to participate in MLT, a program designed to build leaders and leadership skills and prepare them for success in corporate America. As a member, he travelled to Credit Suisse (New York City), Deloitte University (Dallas, TX), Disney World (Orlando, FL), and Booz Allen Hamilton (Washington, DC) for leadership retreats throughout the year.
He wants to thank the Martha Mason Hill Scholarship Foundation for all their support, prayers, and care packages
I have been extremely blessed to have the experience I had at North Carolina A&T State University. I have been able to participate in many activities I honestly did not know were available to me before my freshman year. I interned with two established companies in John Deere, where I learned about corporate accounting, and JPMorgan Chase, where I was introduced to the banking industry. MLT is a leadership training program, geared toward students interested in entering the business field. The program brings together some of the brightest minority students around America for quarterly conferences and helps introduce them to representatives in the banking, accounting, marketing, and overall business industries. I was also able to travel extensively and participate in several business seminars while also having fun. Some of the places I visited included: Moline, IL; New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Dallas, TX; and Phoenix, AZ. Also, I was able to network with several professionals within the accounting profession, such as: KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Dixon-Hughes Goodman, and other nationally recognized and internationally recognized firms.
While at A&T, I was also very active in extracurricular activities. I held several leadership positions, such as Fundraising Chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers, President of the National Association of Black Accountants, SGA Senator for the School of Business and Economics, and SGA Senior Class Treasurer. I was also inducted into several honor societies (Alpha Lambda Delta, Golden Key, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Beta Alpha Psi).
I graduated from A&T on May 10, 2014, and feel I left my mark on the university and vice versa. In August I will begin my one-year Master’s program at Michigan State University. I will be studying accounting, with a concentration in taxation.
I would like to sincerely thank the Martha Mason Hill Foundation for all their support, including the care packages (which really came in handy during late night study sessions, etc.), scholarship money, prayers, and encouraging words. You all have been a great support system and I truly appreciate it.