MAXINE J. BROWN
a 1967 graduate, committed to serving her Alma Mater and her country, has been selected as the 2015 WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE AWARDEE.
Maxine has demonstrated loyalty and dedication to the Convent of Mercy Academy 'Alpha' over the years, always willing to volunteer her expertise and time to assist with programmes at the school and to mentor students.
She served as President of the Alumnae Association during 2010 – 2012, exhibiting excellent leadership, which facilitated sustained growth and vibrancy of the Association.
Maxine has over 35 years' experience in the field of public relations, and as an event consultant and communications and media specialist. She has excelled in her field of work and has been instrumental in changing the face of many corporate entities while working with the first public relations company in Jamaica – Public Relations Associates in the 1970's. Among the outstanding projects she has worked on are:
The successful Tastee Talent Show from its inception, a show which has launched the musical career of many talents who have gained international recognition. Among them are Songstress Nadine Sutherland and DJ King Yellow Man.
While with another outstanding public relations firm, Berl Francis and Company she was also instrumental in launching the first Sigma 5K Run in Downtown Kingston which today continues to raise millions of dollars for children's charities. She has also played an integral role in a national HIV/AIDS campaign which was implemented by Berl Francis and Company to raise awareness of the disease.
Maxine enjoys creative writing and is the recipient of medals in the annual Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Creative Writing Competition. Among the medals are one gold medal and the Special Writer's Prize in the 2007; and over the years 2 Bronze and 2 Certificates of Merit.
Maxine's voluntary efforts were not confined to Alpha as she shared her expertise with other organizations including the Franciscan Ministries at the Immaculate Conception High School which cares for the under served in the society.
Please come let us celebrate the rich tradition of excellence and sisterhood, at this year's major fundraising event, the stellar 2015 Woman of Excellence Awards Banquet at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Friday, May 29, 2015 starting at 7 p.m. when we will also honour a Teacher and Student of the Year of the Academy.
Tickets are $7500 per person and will be available as of MAY 1, 2015 by calling/emailing your booking to Karen Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
Margaret Little Wilson, President