|Jake, The Dear Leader|
Jake Hadfield started volunteering when I was the director of the CMSEC back in the day. At that time Jake was a painfully shy, softly spoken, wet behind the ears youngling volunteer who showed great promise. Jake's enthusiasm for the Center and its mission continued to grow over the next few years. Before leaving for an LDS mission, Jake's efforts and patience was rewarded. He scaled Olympus' dangerous cliffs and treacherous outcroppings and reached the pinnacle. Jake became a flight director.
|The Dear Leader's Portrait in the Discovery Room|
|The Dear Leader in the Magellan's Control Room|
|The Dear Leader in the Odyssey's Control Room|
|The Dear Leader in the Phoenix Control Room|
|The Dear Leader's portrait on the Galileo|
|Jake's photo welcomes people standing outside the Space Center waiting to come in for their missions|
Other's in the Running for Vice Dear Leader and Somewhat Dear Leader of the Space Center
|James Porter's photo can also be found if you know where to look. His photo is also on display on the entryway bulletin board with the rest of the Central School's staff. With two photos, Mr. Porter can be proclaimed Vice Dear Leader.|
|Connor Larsen's photo can be found in the Magellan's Control Room if you know where to look. Because of this, he is proclaimed a Somewhat Dear Leader|
|Former Space Center Director Megan Warner is also in the running for Somewhat Dear Leader with one photo prominently on display in the Phoenix Control Room.|
|Jon Parker is also in the running for Somewhat Dear Leader with one photo on the school's faculty board.|
In respect to the Dear Leader, who is serving a mission in Poland, the CMSEC staff illustrated Ian's closeness to Jake in the photo above. Jake is in Poland. Across the great divide (represented by Tyler) is Ian in Russia. So close, yet so far.
Congratulations Ian on your call.
Audrey Promoted to Supervisor. There is Great Celebration at the Space Center
Jon Parker, Assistant Director of the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center, formally welcomed Audrey into the Family of Supervisors on December 13th. Joining him for the induction ceremony were Lindsey and Scott.
Audrey started volunteering at the Space Center in April of 2015 when she was a sophomore at PG High School. Audrey loves the Magellan. It is her favorite ship because it is the only ship with supervisors.
"We love having Audrey as a new supervisor," said Lindsey.
"It will be hard to say who the happiest supervisor is with Audrey wearing a blue shirt," Scott chimed in. "She and Lindsey are the happiest people on the planet. It will be happiness overload when they work missions together!"
The Magellan's EMU (Emergency Medical Unit)
|Jon Parker having an idea. Notice he stands alone. It is dangerous to stand too close to Jon when he conjures an idea.|
Many of The Troubadour's readers will recognize the USS Magellan's new sick bay beds from a previous post. I'm happy to report that Jon Parker, Assistant Director of the Space Center, had an idea in relation to the beds.
"I have an idea!" Jon exclaimed. "Why don't we call the two beds the Emergency Medical Unit. EMU for short!"
The idea stuck and is now official. Another piece of Space Center history is recorded. Great idea Jon.
|The Key to a Successful and Happy Life|
|How I spend my weekends!|
|Look him up and appreciate what he did.|
|Not a reassuring sight|