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Tickets Still Available to Scholars' Day Keynote with Hidden Figures Author Margot Lee Shetterly

According to 20th Century Fox, “Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson--brilliant African-American Women working at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.”

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the national bestseller Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (William Morrow/HarperCollins), will discuss the people who inspired her book at MCC on Wednesday evening, May 3. Shetterly has gained national attention through the award-winning film adaptation of her book which has grossed $195 million worldwide according to 20th Century Fox.

Tickets are still available but going fast for Shetterly’s presentation at 7 p.m. May 3 in MCC’s Stabins Physical Education Complex. The author will answer questions following the presentation and sign copies of her book. Books will be available on site for purchase. Tickets are required and available online. Admission is $15 for general public; $5 with MCC ID. Parking available in Lot G.

Overflow room (4193) tickets for Shetterly’s Damon City Campus presentation at 10 a.m. are still available for MCC students, faculty and staff. The main room (4151) is full.

The event is the culmination of MCC’s 9th annual Scholars’ Day and is made possible through support from presenting sponsor, the ESL Charitable Foundation, as well as additional support from the Xerox Foundation and local philanthropists through the MCC Foundation. Scholars’ Day 2017, a showcase of student and faculty research, will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29 and is free and open to the public.

Michael Ofsowitz & Jodi Oriel
Scholars' Day Committee