Lt. Col. Don Schofield, commander and conductor of the Air Force Academy Band, was nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a regional Emmy award for his 2011 production of “Holiday Notes From Home.” He will attend the 27th Midsouth Emmy Awards ceremony Jan. 26 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. The hour-long holiday production was recorded at the Grand Ole Opry and broadcast to more than 1 million service members and their families.
“The Emmy nomination reminds people all across the nation that the Air Force Academy is overflowing with quality and zeal for unparalleled excellence in every endeavor they undertake,” said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Burditt, manager of the Band of the Air Force Reserve. “Schofield is also one of the finest conductors in the music industry.
The Milton E. Proby Parkway has been named Project of the Year by the Colorado chapter of the American Public Works Association. The project turned a two-mile, two-lane road into a four-lane divided parkway with three additional bridges.
“The recognition of Milton E. Proby Parkway by the state chapter of the APWA as the 2012 Project of the Year is a great honor for the City of Colorado Springs and a testament to the tremendous regional benefit that the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority provides,” said Helen Migchelbrink, City Public Works director.
The mission that had the nation holding its breath as it tested a never-before-used landing technique on Mars has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Space Foundation’s John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration.
“We are recognizing the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Mission Team for its aggressive and technologically advanced exploration of another planet,” said Elliot Pulham, Space Foundation CEO. “This incredible mission will yield valuable science about conditions on Mars and enable critical technologies for future missions.”
The award will be presented April 8 during the opening ceremony of the 29th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel.