Alumna Returns to Campus

Doris Brougham

Alumna Doris Brougham ’53, one the leading English language teachers in Asia and co-founder of an international gospel radio and television network, returns to campus on Thursday, April 3, 11:10-12 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church for a special event with the Heavenly Melody Choir. There will be a community reception following the event in the Fine Center at the church.

Brougham is co-founder of Overseas Radio & Television Inc. (ORTV), a network that reaches millions of people in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. It broadcasts several popular radio and television shows to teach English and promote the gospel. She is one of the primary English language teachers in Asia, and received Taiwan’s highest civilian award in 2002. In April 2013, the Washington State Senate honored her for her achievements and dedication over the years to educate students of all ages.

The Heavenly Melody Choir was started by Brougham in 1962 as a way to showcase original Asian Christian music. The group is currently on tour in the United States. The group continues to record albums and travel around the world sharing the Gospel.

Brougham’s life and ministry in Asia was featured in SPU’s Response magazine in 2002. 

The event on April 3 is free and wheelchair accessible. To request disability accommodation, contact 206-281-2272, TTY 206-281-2224, or

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014