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Brownell '65 Of Stratham Receives Clarkson University's Highest Alumni Honor

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POTSDAM, N.Y. -- David P. Brownell of Stratham, N.H., senior vice president of Tyco International Ltd., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University.  Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.brownell

Brownell graduated from Clarkson in 1965 with a bachelor of science degree in management.  He joined the General Electric Company where he served in various sales, marketing, and operating management positions for 19 years, before joining Tyco International Ltd. in 1984.  Brownell has held numerous positions at Tyco.  Throughout most of the 1990s, he was responsible for Tyco’s investor relations, corporation marketing, public relations, and community relations efforts serving as senior vice president, a position he continues to hold today. 

Brownell’s contributions to civic and charitable causes are numerous.  He is currently the volunteer board President of the United Way of the Greater Seacoast of New Hampshire, and serves on the board of the University of New Hampshire Foundation.  Brownell chaired the “Character Under Construction” fund drive for the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the New Hampshire Citizen of the Year award by the Daniel Webster Council in 1998.  Brownell has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Exeter Health Resources, The Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, and the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association. 

An avid Clarkson Golden Knight and University of New Hampshire college hockey fan, Brownell has always found time in his busy schedule to serve Clarkson.  He has completed a term as a Member-at-Large of the Alumni National Executive Council and has assisted with Alumni Admission program efforts. 

Brownell has helped to maintain Clarkson’s corporate connections with Tyco International by returning to campus to recruit graduating seniors, and has shared his corporate experiences as a speaker for the Industrial Distribution Society.  He has also served as a regional event host and regularly participates in Alumni Association activities, serves as a Class Partner for the Campaign for Clarkson and has established an endowed scholarship fund at Clarkson in the name of his parents, Purcell and Edith Brownell. 

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  The University has 2,902 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in programs in its schools of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

PHOTO CAPTION: David Brownell (center) is presented with the Golden Knight Award by Clarkson University President Denny Brown (right) and Alumni Association President C. Michael Elliott.

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