Residence hall in The Oaks named in honor of Professor Emerita Janie Poole Brown
Administrators and friends of the university gathered in the McCoy Commons patio under cloudy skies Friday morning for the dedication of four residence halls in The Oaks neighborhood.
One of them was named in honor of Professor Emerita of Physical Education Janie P. Brown, in recognition of her service to the university.
A champion for female student-athletes, Brown retired in 2005 following 39 years at Elon, including more than 20 years of service as chair of Elon’s physical education department.
She was a trailblazer in helping to advance the university’s women’s athletics program. She received the Daniels-Danieley Award in 1995 and the Elon Medallion in 2006.
She also endowed the Dr. Janie P. Brown Women’s Athletic Scholarship and currently serves as president of the board of directors of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
The other residence halls were named in honor of esteemed faculty members, Jo Watts Williams, John G. Sullivan and the late Janie E. Council.
“These are greats who built this institution,” Elon President Leo M. Lambert said of the honorees. “It is my privilege to name these buildings for four of Elon’s most gifted educators who helped shape the lives of generations of students.”