Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Building Friendships through Meet & Greets


Left to right: Andrew West, Jillian Yuricich, Summer Morrill, Astronaut Gene Cernan, Executive Director Tammy Knowles, Robert Panish. Photo credit: Charlie Pasewark

As part of the ongoing effort to raise awareness of ASF’s mission, we are always delighted to share our mission through Meet & Greet events throughout the nation.  These events are hosted by ASF’s family of directors, trustees and donors who graciously open their homes or business to introduce ASF to their local communities. Through the personal stories and life experiences from Astronaut and Astronaut Scholars, guests gain a better understanding of the impact the Astronaut Scholarship program has, not only on the recipients, but also on the nation’s workforce in fields such as aerospace, energy, and defense and homeland security.

Many thanks to Patti and Larry McGlynn for hosting a summer Meet & Greet inside their beautiful home in the Boston area, resulting in many new friends and supporters of the mission. The evening featured astronauts Gene Cernan and Jeff Hoffman, and Astronaut Scholars Summer Morrill, Robert Panish, Andrew West and Jillian Yuricich. Check out photos of the event on Flickr!

If you are interested in hosting a Meet & Greet event on behalf of ASF, please contact Rika Rowland, Director of Corporate and Donor Relations at or 321.449.4876.