Steven, ’69 Political Science, and Janice Brose met when both were students at Penn State. Janice left the University to accompany Steve to New York and Columbia, where he earned his juris doctorate in 1972. Years later, Steve earned a master’s degree in history from George Washington University. He is currently an attorney specializing in regulatory and legal issues regarding the oil and gas pipeline industry for Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. Janice earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 1973 from the City College of New York and an associate degree in nursing with certifications in Rehabilitation Nursing and Case Management from Montgomery College in 1982. She is enjoying retirement following a long and successful nursing career.
Steve’s service to his alma mater is extensive. He is currently a liberal arts mentor, a member and past chair of the Liberal Arts Development Council, and a member of the Richards Civil War Era Center Board of Visitors. He has received the Centennial Fellow Award from the College of the Liberal Arts and the Service to Penn State Award from the Liberal Arts Alumni Society Board. In 2014, he received Penn State’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed by Penn State upon an outstanding alumna or alumnus.
Steve and Janice’s philanthropic commitments have had a tremendous impact in the college. They established a signature lecture and book series in the Richards Civil War Era Center and a graduate scholarship in the center (the Lindstrom Fellowship) in memory of Janice’s father, and they endowed a history professorship in honor of Steve’s parents (Jack and Mary Brose Professorship in History). They also gave generously to the Susan Welch Centennial Grad Endowment.
Steve and Janice reside in Rockville, Maryland, and keep a townhouse in State College. They have two sons and four grandchildren.