Press Release

NASA administrator to receive honorary Air University degree

By SpaceRef Editor
November 10, 2010
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WHAT: NASA Administrator Honorary Air University Degree Presentation

WHEN: Nov. 15, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

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 administratorm ust contact NASA Public Affairs at (202) 358-0668 by 5 p.m. EST, Nov. 12. Media arrival time: 7:15 a.m. at 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.


Good afternoon,

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden will receive an honorary doctorate from Air University Nov. 15. Please see attached for more details.

Please be advised that media wishing to interview the administrator following the event must contact Mr. Grey Hautaluoma, NASA Public Affairs, by 5 p.m. EST, Friday, Nov. 12, at (202) 358-0668.Media planning to cover the event itself should contact Air University Public Affairs at the numbers below.


Scott Knuteson, Civ, USAF
Media Relations
Air University Public Affairs
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
Office: (334) 953-2014
DSN: 493-2014

SpaceRef staff editor.