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Media Advisory: NASA Administrator Honorary Air University Degree Presentation

Posted 11/12/2010   Updated 11/12/2010 Email story   Print story


Release Number: 031110

Office of Public Affairs Maxwell AFB, AL 36112
Contact: Mr. Scott Knuteson
(334) 953-2014
Nov. 10, 2010
Release #11-10-10
WHAT: NASA Administrator Honorary Air University Degree Presentation
WHEN: Nov. 15, 9 a.m.
WHERE: Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
NASA administrator to receive honorary Air University degree

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. - NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden will receive the third honorary degree conferred by Air University, in recognition of his contributions in education, government, public service and community affairs, here 9 a.m., Monday.
Administrator Bolden, an astronaut and retired Marine Corps major general, was chosen to receive an Air University Honorary Doctor of Science degree. His focus on space, along with a strong military career, is analogous with Air University's character and mission to educate the Air Force.
Previous Air University honorary degree recipients include Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (2008) and retired Air Force Col. Frank Borman (2009), also an astronaut.
Air University is the intellectual and leadership center of the Air Force. Air University prepares students to develop, employ, command, research, and champion air, space and cyberspace power at all levels. Air University's colleges and schools provide the full spectrum of Air Force education, including degree granting and professional continuing education for officers, enlisted and civilian personnel throughout their careers. Air University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
For more information on Air University, please visit For Administrator Bolden's entire bio, please visit
The ceremony is open for media coverage. Satellite truck parking is available, but prior coordination with Air University Public Affairs is requested. Media wishing to interview the administrator must contact NASA Public Affairs at (202) 358-0668 by 5 p.m. EST, Nov. 12.
Media arrival time: 7:15 a.m. at the Maxwell Blvd. gate Pre-set time for cameras: 7:45 a.m. at ceremony site (escorted from gate at 7:15) Final access time for writers and still photographers: 8 a.m. at Maxwell Blvd. gate
Media Contact: Air University Public Affairs Mr. Scott Knuteson, (334) 953-2014
Media interested in covering the ceremony should contact Air University Public Affairs for accreditation no later than Friday, Nov. 12. Air University Public Affairs will be closed for Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

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