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NASA Education Administrator, Astronaut and NFL Draft Pick
Shera L. White
To Address CIAA Football Championship Participants
Shera L. White
Durham, NC…The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Fall Championship Season will continue this Friday with the Football Championship Awards Luncheon scheduled for 12 Noon at the Durham Convention Center.

Leland Melvin, NASA Associate Administrator for Education, will join the celebration in honoring this year’s 2011 All-CIAA Football Team, Rookie Team and selected Players of the Year.

Leland Melvin, who has logged more than 565 hours in space, is responsible for the development and implementation of the agency’s education programs that strengthen student involvement and public awareness about its scientific goals and missions. In this role, he leads the agency in inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), through NASA’s unique mission, workforce, facilities, research and innovations.

Melvin, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1989 NFL draft, currently serves on the White House National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education; chairs NASA’s Education Coordinating Committee; and is the United States representative and chair of the International Space Education Board.

CIAA Football Championship Football Game
Winston-Salem State University vs Elizabeth City State University
November 12, 2011
Durham County Memorial Stadium Durham, NC 1:00pm

Shera L. White
Director of Public Relations