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
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.