Hopkins to give Commencement address

By Betty Simpson | bsimpson@wcia.com

Published 04/01 2014 01:39PM

Updated 04/04 2014 12:40PM

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Alumni and astronaut Michael Hopkins will give the Commencement address at graduation on May 17. Hopkins recently spent 166 days orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. He earned an aerospace engineering degree, at UI, in 1991 and graduated from NASA's astronaut candidate training program in 2011.

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