Registration number 20170111B
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Ellen Ruth Brown are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below
Ellen Ruth Brown was graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, and earned a master's degree from the Pennsylvania State university, and a doctorate in physics from the University of Virginia. She published several articles on her research in peer-reviewed journals. She worked in academia, private industry, and government. She volunteered as a violinist with the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra, and performed in many local concerts, at Carnegie Hall, and on European tours. She trained Shetland sheepdogs in agility and obedience to become therapy dogs, and handled them in visits to nursing homes and libraries.
The charges and tinctures of the design are based on Ms. Brown's accomplishments and family traditions. The crest recalls family achievements in equestrian and other animal-related activities. The tinctures honor loyal national service. The bendlet, which symbolizes a flowing stream, and the roundels, which resemble wells, represent sources of creativity, and reflect contributions to art and science, service to the community, and generosity to friends, pets, and humane causes.