Arthur E. Brown Jr., chairman of the commission for the Technical College of the Lowcountry, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs on Friday. The honor is the school's most prestigious award and recognizes individuals whose professional accomplishments bring honor to the school and inspire students. Only 32 of 7,000 alumni have received the designation. Brown, a Hilton Head Island resident, has been a member of the TCL Commission since 1997 and served as chairman of the TCL Foundation. His 36-year career in the U.S. Army culminated in the rank of four-star general and an appointment to vice chief of staff of the Army.