The Gordon Scribner Award for Distinguished Service, created to honor Gordon Scribner ’42, former dean of students and director of alumni, is given to an individual who has made a major contribution of volunteer time and effort to Whitman College over an extended period of time and possesses the ability to inspire.

The 2020 Gordon Scribner Award Winner, Greg Brown, '70

Greg BrownGreg Brown is committed to providing access, guidance, and support to Whitman students interested in pursuing professions in the health care field. A retired physician, Greg is a champion of the Health Professions Advising Office, and has been instrumental in creating engaging learning opportunities beyond the classroom to help students expand their knowledge and make connections with other health care professionals. Greg has also provided enthusiastic, hands-on instruction as the lead physician and instructor at the suture clinic, an annual workshop for students co-hosted by the Pre-Health Society Club. In addition to his many contributions to health care advising, Greg is an active board member of the Blue Mountain Land Trust and engages Whitman students in a range of conservation efforts. Together with his wife Linda Weihmann Brown ’69, he supports education programs at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya and scholarship at Whitman for students from Kenya.