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Featured Speaker Col. Eileen Collins on Tuesday, April 23

Posted Mar. 27, 2013


Update: Sorry, no tickets remain.
Posted April 23 at 1:15 p.m.


Kent State University at Stark invites the community to this season’s final event of the popular Featured Speakers Series. Col. Eileen Collins, a female aviation pioneer, will present Leadership Lessons from Apollo to Discovery on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
 
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, April 1 at 8 a.m., while supplies last. A limit of four (4) tickets will be distributed per person. Phone reservations will not be accepted.
 
Astronaut and shuttle commander Col. Eileen Collins is a pioneer of aviation. After being the second woman to graduate from the Air Force Test Pilot School in 1990, she was selected for NASA’s astronaut program. On her inaugural shuttle mission in February 1995, she became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle. In July 1999, Collins achieved more milestones by becoming the first woman to command a shuttle mission and the first astronaut to pilot a 360-degree pitch maneuver. She commanded Space Shuttle Discovery’s historic “Return to Flight” mission in July 2005, before retiring. Collins made four shuttle missions in her NASA career, logging more than 872 hours in space.
 
For more information on Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or cdwillia@kent.edu or visit www.stark.kent.edu/about/events/featuredspeakers.