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Thagard Selected Grand Marshal for Springtime Tallahassee 1999

Dr. Norman Thagard, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of College Relations, has been named Grand Marshall of the 1999 Springtime Tallahassee Grand Parade, to take place March 27, 1999.

Springtime Tallahassee is an annual event in Tallahassee, now marking its 31st year. Heralding the beginning of the Spring season in the city, it features a Grand Parade, Jubilee in the Park, and several other events. The 1999 Theme, "Shoot for the Stars", chose Dr. Thagard because of his experience as an astronaut, having participated in several space missions, most notably over 100 days as a Cosmonaut on the Russian MIR Space Station.