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After a successful career at Westover and for Albany State as a member of the “Gunning Running Ramettes,” Verna Brown parlayed her chance at a free education by way of basketball into even more success. She was the director of public relations for the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, before just recently accepting the same job in the chain’s posh new addition in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. (Albany Sports Hall of Fame/Special to The Herald)

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26TH ANNUAL ALBANY SPORTS HALL OF FAME --- VERNA BROWN: Brown soared on court at Westover, ASU — and then even higher off of it

After basketball, former Westover star Verna Brown parlayed her degree at Albany State into a high-profile job with national hotel chain Ritz-Carlton.


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