Robert Anthony Brown '08
By the end [Sanskrit], it wasn't a classroom; it was friends growing and learning together under the guidance of an excellent educator and mentor.
Robert Anthony Brown ’08 graduated with a bachelor's degree in Religious Studies, with a concentration in Humanities, and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, with a concentration in Eastern Religions. He rounded out his dual major with a minor in Asian Studies. After Elizabethtown, he went on to earn a master’s degree in Ancient Philosophy from University College Dublin (Ireland). Today, he resides in Clearwater, Fla., and is CEO for FilmRally Inc.
Robert’s most memorable achievement was saying his first sentence in Sanskrit, which also was his favorite class—he took four semesters of it.
“By the end it, it wasn't a classroom; it was friends growing and learning together under the guidance of an excellent educator and mentor,” he said.
Robert also participated in Mad Cow, the campus improv group, and recounts a performance for the terminally ill at a local hospital to be another moving moment during his E-town experience.
“Before then, nothing I had done had ever meant so much to someone. At the end of the day, when we were done performing, we made a group of people who were depressed, smile. I'll never forget what it truly means to help someone and how it feels to do so,” he said.
Robert recognized how “Educate for Service” is a top priority at E-town and, although it took him several years to figure out what that meant, he says the motto never left his mind.
“Through Elizabethtown, I've been prepared to face the challenges of day-to-day life by helping those around me and working together towards a common, greater goal. It is this experience which has allowed me to take the role of chief operations officer for a developing software company, where I strive for constant learning and growth, as well as work towards a product that helps the community,” he said.
From learning an ancient language to discovering the joy in helping others, Elizabethtown College became more than a school for Robert.
“It was home to me. The Religious Studies department was like family. Without their support and their love and the goal of constant betterment, I would not be where I am today. Thank you, E-town.”