On September 11, the NVCC Educational Foundation sponsored its 17th Annual Recognition Dinner at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The keynote speaker was Apollo 13 astronaut, Fred Haise, who served as the lunar module pilot during the ill-fated 1970 space mission. He retired as president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services (GTS), a wholly owned subsidiary company of The Northrop Grumman Corporation, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
President Robert G. Templin, Jr. addressed the crowd of more than 350 on the state of the College and its future direction. Guests included state and local elected officials, school superintendents, students, faculty, donors and
friends. During the program, eight members of
NOVA’s faculty and staff were honored for their
outstanding service to the College.
Proceeds from the event benefit faculty and student programs at NOVA. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to deserving NOVA students, provided $60,000 in program grants to faculty and staff and recognized outstanding faculty and staff with $1,500 cash awards.
NVCC Educational Foundation President, Douglas Brammer, served as the master of ceremonies. Brammer is the area manager for external affairs at Verizon.