NASA Astronaut to Visit Andrews
Date: February 2, 2007
NASA astronaut Robert L. Satcher, Jr. will speak at Andrews University on Thursday, February 8, at 10:30 am in Pioneer Memorial Church as part of a Black History Month Celebration - "Higher than the Highest Human Thought Can Reach."
Satcher, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School, is an orthopaedic surgeon and most recently an assistant professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Satcher was selected by NASA in May 2004 and completed his Astronaut Candidate Training in February 2006. His training qualifies him for various technical assignments within the Astronaut Office and future flight assignment as a mission specialist.
Continuing the weekend's celebration, Norman Knight, senior pastor of the South Bend Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, will be the guest speaker at Pioneer Memorial Church at both the 8:15 am and 11:20 am services on Saturday, February 10. First service will also include special music by the gospel singing group Journey, while the second service will feature Deliverance gospel choir.
Later in the month on Tuesday, February 20, Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black will speak to the students for University Forum, at 10:30 am in Pioneer Memorial Church. Black was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate in June 2003. Prior to his current post as Senate Chaplain, Black served in the U.S. Navy for over 27 years, ending his career as Chief of Navy Chaplains. He is an alumnus of Oakwood College and Andrews University, as well as North Carolina Central University, Eastern Baptist Seminary, Salve Regina University, and United States International University, with master's degrees in divinity, counseling and management and a PhD in psychology.