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After 25 years of quiet, efficient service to Central Missouri State University, Patricia M. Brown has retired as Copy Center Manager.
Brown came to Central in 1969 as supervisor of the Secretarial Pool. Since that time, she has seen that office change from the Secretarial Pool, with simply a band of typewriters, to the Copy Center, which is now equipped with two high-powered duplicators, computers, a folding machine and the university FAX machine. Where offices once brought her dictated or hand written letters to be typed, today the center runs an average of 25,000 copies per day.
Prior to coming to Central, Brown served as secretary at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and at Trans World Airlines.
Brown, a Kansas City native, has been honored numerous times for her consistant “behind the scenes” work, including Performance Recognition Awards in 1989 and 1990. She was named employee of the month in July 1989.
“Pat works very hard in the background,” said John Sarantakos, director of Printing Services, in a 1993 interview. “Few people realize the impact her leadership has on the operation of the university.”
Brown and her husband Jack, who is retired from the Air Force, now live in Leeton. They have two daughters, Patricia Brockmeier, and Jacqueline Logan, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Brown’s future plans include spending time with her grandchildren and traveling.