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Two Calhoun Students To Receive National Space Club Scholarships

10/21/2011

Two students from Calhoun Community College have been announced as winners of scholarships provided by the National Space Club-Huntsville. Their honors will be presented at the 23rd Annual Dr. Wernher von Braun Memorial Celebration on October 26, 2011, at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Alabama.

Michael Curths, a Calhoun pre-engineering major, will receive a $2,000 National
Space Club Engineering & Science Scholarship and Aerospace technology major
Adam Hudson will be awarded a $1,000 National Space Club Engineering & Science Scholarship.

Annually, the local chapter of the National Space Club provides $25,000 toward scholarships and educational outreach in the areas of rocketry, robotics and astronautics.  A limited number of individual seats are still available at $75 each for the reception and formal dinner by calling 256-431-7947 or going to www.spaceclub-hsv.org.

Robert Crippen, pilot of the first Space Shuttle flight in 1981,  will deliver the keynote address, and Homer Hickam, October Sky author and a former NASA aerospace engineer, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. This year’s theme is “Leveraging the Past to Launch the Future: A Celebration of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
(256) 306-2561

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