Ford School student Taurean Brown honored with 2011 Michigan Leadership Award

March 8, 2011

Taurean Brown, a dual degree public policy and law student, has been honored with one of eight 2011 Michigan Leadership Awards (MLA).

MLAs celebrate the commitments of students—beyond the classroom—that increase the vitality of the University of Michigan. Brown will be recognized at an April ceremony with the Legacy Award, an award for those who have made a lasting impact on the university through his or her co-curricular activities and accomplishments.

Brown was nominated because of her involvement with the Michigan chapter of the Black Law Students Alliance (MBLSA). The MBLSA is a professional organization of Black law students focused on sensitizing the legal community to the needs of the Black community, promoting the professional needs of Black law students, and assisting in the recruitment and retention of Black law students and faculty.

Brown is also co-founder of the Ford School's Public Policy Connects (PPC). PPC is a conference, run by Ford School MPPs, which brings local high school students from diverse backgrounds to campus to learn about the field of policy and the college application process. The third annual conference will take place on April 2, 2011 in Weill Hall.