Lauren Brown '17 named Elon Youth Trustee

The spring 2017 graduate from Alpharetta, Georgia, begins a two-year term on the Board of Trustees June 1.  

The Elon University Board of Trustees has elected spring 2017 graduate Lauren Brown to a two-year term as a youth trustee on the board beginning June 1. Brown is from Alpharetta, Georgia, and graduates this spring with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science with a minor in neuroscience. She will be pursuing a master’s thesis program at the University of Georgia where she will conduct research on individuals with muscle disorders, including patients with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries and stroke victims.

Brown is a 2016 Trey Walker Scholar and an inaugural Provost Scholar. She has served as a member of the President’s Student Leadership Advisory Council, a Diversity Ambassador campus guide, a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and an Elon 101 teaching assistant. She is also a member of the women’s basketball team, scoring over 1,100 points in her collegiate career and serving as team captain since 2014. 

Brown’s undergraduate research experience included participation with Elon BrainCARE Research Institute with faculty co-directors Caroline Ketcham and Eric Hall and physical therapy faculty member Srikant Vallabhajosula. She studied motion biomechanics and concussion histories of collegiate student-athletes. Brown has presented her research project, “Effect of Dual-Task on Turning Characteristics While Walking Among Collegiate Athletes”, at the Elon Student Undergraduate Research Forum, the American College of Sports Medicine Conference and the William & Mary Undergraduate Science Research Symposium. She has completed practicums in exercise science at the Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery Center, Duke Orthopedic Clinic and the Alamance Regional Cone Health Physical Sports Rehab Center.

Additionally, Brown has completed more than 50 hours of community service with Allied Churches, It Takes a Village Project, Twin Lakes Retirement Community, Burlington Housing Authority, Special Olympics and Parent’s Night Out, a special initiative offered through the School of Education that provides free child care throughout the semester for faculty and staff members.

Brown has worked at Alamance Regional Hospital as a Certified Nursing Assistant, where she provided high-quality patient care in surgical, acute-care and rehabilitation settings.