Honoring the Mercury 13 Women
May 12, 2007 * UW Oshkosh Spring Commencement

Before Sally Ride, Christa McAuliffe and Eileen Collins, courageous women were setting new records and conquering new horizons. Though largely unrecognized in history, the Mercury 13 women showed their determination, strength and bravery in the Space Race with accomplishments that paved the way for generations. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is proud to recognize the pioneering spirit of these women with honorary Doctor of Science—honoris causa—degrees.

Commencement Timetable

Friday, May 11

10:15 a.m. — The Sky is Not the Limit, panel discussion with the women of Mercury 13, Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom, 748 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh.

Saturday, May 12

Honorary Doctorates Awarded

9 a.m. — College of Letters and Science Commencement Ceremony

2 p.m. — Colleges of Education and Human Services, Business, and Nursing Commencement Ceremony

Martha Ackmann, renowned author of The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight, will present the keynote address, “The Sky’s Not the Limit,” at both ceremonies. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh commencement ceremonies are held in the Kolf Sports Center, 785 High Ave.

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