10th Annual Dinner in Honor of Women's Achievement Honoree, Dr. Peggy Whitson, Speaks with Students

Last week, Peggy Whitson, PhD, record-breaking NASA astronaut and biochemist visited Padua to speak with students and engage in a question and answer session. That evening, she was honored at the Annual Dinner in Honor of Women's Achievement. 

Dr. Whitson was the first woman to command the International Space Station and spent more time in space than any other American. She advocates for a strong STEM education, especially for young women. To add to the celebration, engineers representing ILC Dover - from right here in Delaware - generously exhibited a Space Suit. Since the beginning of Project Apollo, ILC has been the designer and producer of NASA space suits. 

Padua's Dinner in Honor of Women's Achievement was established to recognize the accomplishments of women who lead lives of faith, leadership, charity, and entrepreneurial innovation. The honorees reflect Padua's mission of inspiring young women to live Christ-centered lives of leadership and service. 

We are so thankful for Dr. Whitson's visit with us! 
Spirituality. Scholarship. Service. Sisterhood.