Thursday, August 11, 2005

Kudos for Colonel Collins


Everyone in this area breathed a collective sigh of relief, at the safe return of Eileen Collins, shuttle commander of the last NASA flight. She grew up in the area (Elmira, NY) and lived here until she finished community college in Corning.

While she is an inspiration to all, teachers in the area use her as an example to motivate girls to reach as far as they can and to explore non-traditional careers for women.

5 comments:

Anne said...

I'm always glad to see teachers using women like Col. Collins as examples. Even on Buffalo tv, she got a lot of good coverage. (I'm in northwest PA & get 3 Buffalo stations.) Anyway, young girls need all the positive role models they can get.

Janet said...

Eileen rocks. I watched the shuttle land and it was picture perfect. Great job!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad that she and her crew arrived safely. She's a real inspiration.

Jen said...

See, you CAN go to community college and still amount to something. I just knew it.

cube said...

You go, girl!