Campus memorial set for respected staff and faculty member, Marge Brown

October 3, 2006

Memorial Media Fund created in her honor

A campus memorial service for Marge Brown, a popular staff and faculty member who passed away July 9, 2006, is planned for Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 1 p.m. at The Evergreen State College's Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

Marge passed away after fighting cancer for the past few years. Her contributions to the Evergreen community were important and substantial, and the excellent relationships she enjoyed with co-workers, students and faculty colleagues are an indication of how important she has been to the community.

At various times, Marge was a student, staff member and faculty member. She started her work in Media Services as a student employee in 1977 and became a classified staff member in 1979. She worked in Media Loan, Photo Production Services and most recently in Electronic Media. Since 1990 she has been the Electronic Media Producer in charge of video productions at Evergreen. She taught in many academic classes over the years and each summer she offered her very popular Experimental Animation Techniques program. Other courses that Marge taught included Space/Time/Imagination, Video Production and Introduction to Media Presentation.

Marge was also extremely active in the local independent media community. She was a member of Wovie, Inc. and a co-producer of their film, "Group," which made its commercial debut in New York City in 2002.

The Margery B. Brown Memorial Media Fund has been created through The Evergreen State College Foundation to support the student oriented teaching and production work in which Marge invested so much of her life at Evergreen. This fund will support students interested in researching, producing and supporting socially relevant, experimental and critical media. The fund will provide annual production stipends, scholarships, and resources for expanding the college's animation collection. An annual application process will be administered by staff and faculty in media, and awards will be based on need and thematic content. Donations can be made at the college foundation's secure giving site at