Browns earn B'Nai Brith award

Robert Brown, professor emeritus of educational psychology, and his wife Ann Brown received the National Safety Council Nebraska Chapter B’Nai Brith Award as Safe Community Champions. The award was presented during a May 23 luncheon in Omaha.

The Browns have heralded bike helmet safety for the past 19 years. The were recognized for success in campaigning for posting “Where’s Your Helmet?” signs along Lincoln bike trails and for discouraging advertisers from printing ads that feature bikers not wearing helmets.

Ann has also delivered talks to hundreds of students about how a helmet saved her life.

The Browns donated the stipend from the award to the Brain Injury Association of Nebraska and educational bike safety programs.