Saturday, September 27, 2008

Doris Brougham

Doris M. Brougham is a Taiwanese educator and Christian missionary. Studio Classroom, the teaching program Brougham founded in 1962, has taught English to hundreds of thousands of native Chinese speakers throughout the world. Brougham also founded ORTV , a Taiwanese Christian media outlet.


Born in Seattle, Washington, Brougham earned a B.A. in Far East Studies from University of Washington, Seattle in 1948. She then declined a scholarship from the Eastman School of Music and traveled by ship to China. After witnessing the Chinese Civil War, she moved to Taiwan in 1951.

Career and honors

In 1994, she established the Doris Brougham Scholarship to provide financial assistance to high school students with good grades in English, as well as college and graduate students majoring in English or Mass Communications.

Brougham was awarded the Order of the Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon -- the nation's highest non-military decoration -- and was made an honorary civil servant of the highest level by Chen Shui-bian in 2002.
Brougham was one of the first four foreigners to receive Permanent Resident Status in the ROC.

Other degrees

*Doctor of Humane Letters Seattle Pacific University, Seattle,
*Doctor of Human Letters Azusa Pacific University, Los Angeles
*Doctor of Laws Pacific States University, Los Angeles
*M.A. Communications, , Los Angeles,
*A 1953 alumna of

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