mcdivitt_115James McDivitt Hall

  • Built in 1969
  • Renovated in 2005
  • 77,000 square feet

Jackson Junior College alumnus James McDivitt was an astronaut and program manager for NASA. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a fighter pilot in the Korean War, before returning home to graduate from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. With many service decorations, he was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1962 and was command pilot for Gemini IV in 1965, and commanded the Apollo IX earth orbital flight in 1969. He retired from the Air Force in 1972 as brigadier general.

McDivitt was executive vice president and director of Consumers Power Co. of Jackson, Michigan before becoming executive vice president and a member of the board of directors of Pullman, Inc. in Chicago.



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