• lelandmelvinThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2019 January Series.

    Leland Melvin

    CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT’S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES

    Tuesday, January 15
    Underwritten by: Bruce & Mary Okkema and GMB Architects + Engineers

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    A former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, Leland Melvin is an engineer and NASA astronaut who served on the space shuttle Atlantis and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010.  He also served as the co-chair of the White House’s STEM Education Task Force committee, developing the nation’s five-year education plan. He is host of the Lifetime show Child Genius and a judge for ABC’s BattleBots. He holds four honorary doctorates and has received the NFL Player Association Award of Excellence.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.