Associates in Applied Science 1972-1974
How would your life be different if Big Bend Community College wasn't there when you needed it?
"I would never have gotten to become a NASA astronaut and launch into space without the fundamental flight
training I received at BBCC".
How did Big Bend Community College help you progress in your professional/personal goals?
"I received my Commercial/Instrument/Instrment Instructor and seaplane ratings while I was at BBCC. I also received
2 years of engineering training which I used to transfer to the University of Washington where I completed a BS in
Aeronautics and Astronautics".
Who impacted you at Big Bend Community College (faculty or staff)?
"Del Lamb and Buck Wheat were 2 instructors who helped me get my first aviation ratings. I invited Buck Wheat to
my Space Shuttle launch in May 2009".
"My experience at BBCC was memorable and I will forever be indebted to all my academic and aviation
instructors. Greg C Johnson (Ray J) NASA Astronaut".
Greg Johnson, Class of 1974