Faculty Spotlight: Bea Brown

Bea Brown

Bea Brown
Department: Cosmetology

Bea Brown's ultimate dream was be a cosmetologist.

She has combined this with a love of teaching and has a built a career in both fields. Before coming to College of DuPage, she worked as a teacher and manager at the Hair Professionals Academy, as a teacher at the Technology Center of DuPage, and as a provider of beauty services for the mentally challenged through the state of Illinois.

"Teaching allows me to pass on knowledge that I have gained through continued study and experience," she said. "I enjoy watching my students' dreams become reality. Rewards in teaching are great, and the best rewards come in the form of success stories."

Brown is continually inspired by both her fellow teachers and her students.

"I hope students take away a desire to continue perfecting their skills through an Associate in Applied Science degree from College of DuPage and through continuing education in the industry, as well as knowledge and social skills that prepare them for a successful career in the beauty industry," she said.

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