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Hartnell College Administrators and Instructor Named Recipients of NASA Fellowships

August 4th, 2003

Two Hartnell College administrators and a faculty member have been named recipients of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) fellowships to attend a NASA-sponsored, weeklong course on how community colleges can become successful contractors on NASA projects.

The advanced technologies course will be held August 3-8 at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Ala., and at nearby Marshall Space Center, a NASA facility.

Hartnell participants will be Josť Luis FernŠndez, dean of instruction for occupational education; Charlene Frontiera, dean of math and science; and physics instructor Jesse Cude.

The course is intended to improve the attendees'overall ability to obtain NASA contracts and subcontracts. According to Fontiera, "NASA considers minority-serving institutions like Hartnell College as small businesses. This course will assist us to better compete for NASA contracts."

Frontiera said Hartnell has received several grants from NASA in the past. "Those grants," she said, "have greatly enhanced the programs offered by Hartnell College. We are hopeful that these new fellowships will assist us in competing successfully for future NASA projects."

For more information on the NASA fellowships, contact Charlene Frontiera at 831-755-6875.