Cultural Event: BLAST OFF with Story Musgrave at the 2016 Leadership Conference

CLACS will be hosting the 2016 Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 9th at 12:30pm in the University Center. The keynote speaker for this event with be Story Musgrave. Below is some more information about this speaker and why you should attend this event.

“Story Musgrave was born in 1935 on a dairy farm in Stockbridge, MA. He was in the forests alone at 3 years old and by 5 years old, floated his homebuilt rafts on the rivers. He rode combines at 5, drove trucks and tractors at 10 and, when alone in remote fields, repaired them by 13.

He never finished school, ran off to Korea with the U.S. Marines where he was an aircraft electrician and engine mechanic. He started flying with the Marines and over the next 58 years accumulated 18,000 hours in over 160 aircraft. He is a parachutist with over 800 freefalls.

He has graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, and literature. He has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates. He was a part-time trauma surgeon for the duration of his astronaut career.

Story was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight, was a pilot on an astronomy mission, conducted two classified DOD missions, was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission and operated an electronic chip manufacturing satellite on Columbia. He was the communicator in mission control for 25 missions.

Today he is a producer/director of multimedia, a landscape architect, a heavy equipment operator, an innovator with Applied Minds Inc, and a professor of design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Story also performs multimedia corporate presentations on he topics of design driven innovation, project management, operations, human performance, reliability, quality, and safety.

Story has seven beautiful children: Lorelei, Scott, Holly, Todd, Jeff, Lane, and Story, ranging from age 55 to 8 years, three beautiful grandchildren, and a beautiful wife, Amanda.

For more information about the conference, please see our previous post or contact CLACS at 231-591-2685 or via email at CLACS@ferris.edu.  

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