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Date: January 16, 2007
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

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Retired Lockheed Martin CEO Augustine to Speak at Montgomery College
Feb. 15 Lecture on ‘Higher Ed in the Global Economy’ at Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville

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Norman Augustine, a world renowned business leader who retired as chairman and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, will discuss “Higher Education in the Global Economy,” in a presentation at Montgomery College-Rockville, on Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. It will take place in the Theatre Arts Arena, located at 51 Mannakee Street in Rockville. Open to the public, the event is part of a distinguished lecture series hosted by the campus’s Science, Engineering and Mathematics departments.

As chairman and CEO of the corporation until his retirement in 1997, Augustine engineered some of the most successful acquisitions in recent corporate history. Under his leadership, Lockheed Martin emerged as one of the top two defense and aerospace firms in the world.

During his professional career, Augustine held numerous leadership positions both in government and in the private sector. He served as a full professor at Princeton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, magna cum laude, and an M.S.E. in aeronautical engineering. In addition to being a prolific writer, he is the recipient of 19 honorary doctorate degrees and was selected by Who’s Who in America and the Library of Congress as one of the “Fifty Great Americans.”

Augustine recently served as chairman for the committee that produced the National Academy of Engineering report, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future,” which is impacting national policy.

Augustine spoke before a standing-room audience at Montgomery College back in 2000, when he was the first speaker to kick off the Macklin Business Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

For more information on the February 15 lecture by Norman Augustine, in Montgomery College-Rockville’s Theatre Arts Arena, please contact Miriam Carter 301-279-5357.

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