Imagewest gives chocolate milk toast and completes portfolio of student killed in car crash

Junior Brandon Brown died in a car accident Tuesday night. There will be a funeral service Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9-11 a.m in Westmoreland, TN.  Photo provided by Woodard Funeral Home

Rebekah Alvey

Imagewest, a student-run advertising firm on campus, joined together on Friday to remember one of its students who was killed in a car accident on Tuesday by preparing a portfolio he never finished. 

Brandon Brown, 20, died in a single vehicle car accident Tuesday, Sept. 18. Brown was a junior advertising major and an essential member of the Imagewest team since May.

Agency Manager Kara Williams Glenn said she considered Brown a friend in addition to a student and intern and called him a “rising star” in graphic design. She said in the short time he was at Imagewest, Brown created more content than most people would in their entire university experience. 

“He thought of Imagewest as a home away from home,” Glenn said. 

Glenn said Brown was not just a talented hard worker, but a kind and incredibly funny person who was always willing to help. She recalled several times where he’d lend a helping hand in the office or in class through teaching students design tools or serving as the “resident tall person” and hanging frames above the door. 

On Friday, Glenn and the other interns celebrated Brown with one of his favorite things, chocolate milk. She said she remembered one day earlier in the semester when Brown walked into the office beaming. With joy, Brown told Glenn his dad had given him four gallons of chocolate milk. 

Glenn joked she had never had more conversations about chocolate milk in her life than she had with Brown. She also laughed and said he was visibly upset when he finished the four gallons about a week later. 

In addition to a chocolate milk toast, the staff worked on putting together Brown’s portfolio which several students said could stack multiple inches. 

The students of Imagewest plan on attending a visitation service for Brown. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9-11 a.m in Westmoreland, TN. 

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