NASA Flight Director speaks to Texas Tech students - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/14/09

NASA Flight Director speaks to Texas Tech students

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NASA Flight Director, Ginger Kerrick, will speak to Texas Tech students as part of Chancellor Kent Hance's senior seminar class.

Chancellor Hance will interview Kerrick on Wednesday, October 14th at 2:00 p.m in the Human Sciences Building, room 169.

Kerrick works as a NASA flight director at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. A native of El Paso, she earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from Texas Tech in 1991 and a master's in physics in 1993. Kerrick is the first person of Hispanic heritage to lead mission control and also is the first non-astronaut spacecraft communicator.

The chancellor's course is designed for upper-level college students from all disciplines to help them make an effective transition from college to the workplace. It provides students with practical knowledge, skills and insights into the working world and beyond. The course provides students with the opportunity to hear from and interact with the chancellor as well as experts from the professional world.

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