“I have many memories with my sorority sisters and friends I have made that will last me a lifetime. The sense of fellowship with all of my friends from CBU is something that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I loved that experience that I had at CBU.”

Caroline Lawrence Brown majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing at CBU. She was active in her sorority Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, and the Up ‘Til Dawn support group for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She also worked as an office assistant in the Business Office from her sophomore year to graduation, and she also began volunteering every year at Commencement when it was held outdoors on the Signaigo Soccer Field by organizing regalia, helping the graduates get fitted for regalia, and cleaning the grounds after the ceremony ended.

Caroline also worked as a Marketing Assistant at Strategic Business Systems during her senior year. After she graduated with her BSBA in 2014, she spent a year as a Church Health Scholar, a service-learning fellowship at the Memphis healthcare nonprofit for recent four-year college graduates interested in serving underserved populations and exploring the intersection of faith and health.

Caroline took a position at Raymond James Financial in 2015 as an Account Services Team member, working in Retirement Plan Services as an Associate and then as a Senior Associate. Now at Raymond James for seven years, Caroline has held the position of Senior Corporate Actions Associate for the past four, reviewing and communicating corporate action details for the firm’s portfolio investments.

Caroline and Austin Brown (BSBA Finance ’17) were married in 2018 and welcomed their son Philip Michael into the world in August 2022.

Caroline has volunteered with and contributed to the Dorothy Day House over the past year and has been a regular volunteer with Autism Speaks since her CBU days, aiding them with various fundraising events. She is active in the alumnae association of her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta, and has served as its VP of Finance.

I think CBU instilled in me the confidence to reach out to people especially when I need assistance or guidance. When you come from the small community of CBU, then go into working for a large company, it’s easy to be lost in all the people and procedures that it entails. The departments and people I’ve worked for value my contributions, and I believe that is because of the confidence I gained at CBU.