DID YOU KNOW THAT…

One of our math teachers, Harry Hopkins, is a retired Lt Colonel in the US Air Force with 26 years of service who worked as an Astronautical Engineer before he came to TCS. With a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Astronautical Engineering, Mr Hopkins worked on projects of the highest National priority. He was an engineer on the E-4B National Emergency Command Post, the 747 aircraft used as the President’s command platform during war, and worked with the 4th Space Launch Squadron at Vandenberg AFB, CA where he oversaw all maintenance and engineering for the Titan IV and Titan II boosters and payloads. Mr. Hopkins’ work with NASA was on the Clementine II mission to the moon.

But Mr. Hopkins considers his most important contributions of his military career to be his seven years in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp (AFROTC).  Based at Boston University and St. Joseph’s University, he guided, developed and mentored young adults to be the future officers in the USAF. And Mr. Hopkins fondly calls his teaching and mentoring of our TCS students  as the icing on his career cake!