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For Release: Jan. 25, 1996
RELEASE NO.: 96-4
FSU GRAD NAMED TO AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY BOARD
Carolyn Griner, deputy director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Astronautical Society, the only United States professional society totally dedicated to the advancement of astronautics.
The organization, founded in 1954, consists of members from all major fields of space systems technology, industry, government and education. It is focused on supporting sustained U.S. leadership as a space faring nation.
Griner has served as deputy director of the Marshall Center since December 1994. During her 31-year NASA career, she has accumulated an extensive range of experience in different aspects of the nations civil space program.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in astronautical engineering from Florida State University in 1967 and has done graduate work in industrial and systems engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Griner has received many awards during her career, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1986 and 1991, and the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive in 1992.