Armstrong Alumni Association
Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Armstrong Class of 1996
B.S. in Chemistry, Biology
As an undergraduate at Armstrong, Clint Brooks pitched for three seasons on the university’s baseball team and defined himself as a top student athlete. He helped the Armstrong team advance to the NCAA II baseball regionals in 1993 and won the regionals in 1994, earning a coveted spot in the NCAA II World Series in Montgomery, Alabama. Clint was awarded the school’s elite President Cup in 1996. After double majoring in Biology and Chemistry at Armstrong, he completed a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from North Carolina State University. He also earned an NIH fellowship to Stanford University where he spent the next two years engaged in research. He became a successful oncology research scientist for Novartis, producing scientific innovations resulting in three patents pending approval. He currently works as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.