Our faculty really go the extra mile for students… even if it’s a mile skydiving down!
Doctoral student David Snowden, who is also an active duty captain in the Air Force, had a singular request in his dissertation proposal: he asked the members of his committee to skydive with him after his dissertation defense. The time for truth came last April.
Professors Kirk von Sternberg and Diana DiNitto (in the picture) bravely jumped with David. Professor Mary Velasquez stayed with the ground crew to make sure everyone was safe.