In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we are honoring Glynn S. Lunney H’71. Lunney was a flight director for NASA and was on duty during the Apollo 11 moon landing. A native of Old Forge, Lunney graduated from Scranton Prep and studied at the University of Scranton from 1951 to 1953 before receiving his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Detroit.
He autographed this moon landing photograph, probably in 1971, for Rev. Dexter Hanley, S.J., president of the University of Scranton from 1970-1975.
The full citation for his 1971 honorary doctor of laws degree is in our digital collections. If you’re on campus, you can also browse newspaper clippings concerning his honorary degree and undergraduate commencement address.