Photo by Alex Ribeiro. Haywood Community College’s cosmetology program celebrated the 97th birthday of Sara Queen Brown recently. A salon patron since the inception of the program, Brown is an emeritus member of the College’s board of trustees. She served on the board from 1983 until 2003 and also served as the first female chairperson. Brown has strong ties to the College spanning back to serving as a member of the planning committee that guided the development of HCC. In addition, she served on the College’s Foundation board of directors. Pictured left to right are HCC cosmetic arts program manager Cathy Gilchrist, Sara Queen Brown and cosmetology student Taylor Smith. Brown was celebrated during her scheduled appointment to the salon.