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BC alumnus James Brown, Jr. to speak at commencement

 Brazosport College 2014 Commencement speaker James F. Brown, Jr. 

Brazosport College’s Spring Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at the Dow Academic Center. Two Commencement ceremonies will be held, the first at 10 a.m. followed by another ceremony at 2 p.m.

BC alumnus James F. Brown, Jr. will be the 2013-14 Spring Commencement speaker.

The 10 a.m. commencement is for Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates, while the 2 p.m. Commencement will be for Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) graduates.

Brown will speak at both ceremonies.

A graduate of Brazosport College, Brown is the CEO of Texas Gulf Bancshares, Inc.

After earning his Associates of Art degree at Brazosport College, Brown transferred to Sam Houston State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

He’s been with Texas Gulf Bank since 1981 and has served as President and CEO since 1987. During his tenure, the bank has grown to nine locations serving Brazoria, Harris and Galveston counties.

Brown is the current Director and Chairman for the 100 Club of Brazoria County. He’s an active community leader and has served as a Lake Jackson City Council member and a Brazos River Harbor Navigation District Commissioner.

He was named a Brazosport College Distinguished Alumnus in 1999.

Brown and his wife, JoAnn, have been married 29 years and have two children.

For more information about Brazosport College’s Commencement ceremonies, visit


Billy Loveless 4/29/2014


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