Ronald E. McNair Club
Dr. Ronald E. McNair was a South Carolina astronaut and scientist who, along with six other crew members, lost his life on January 28, 1986, when the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff. This club was founded to honor and memorialize his exemplary life and work. Its purposes are: 1) to promote academic excellence through achievement; 2) to provide leadership development; 3) to provide a student support network; and 4) to explore educational opportunities available to students. Membership is extended to any currently enrolled student who completes a formal application for membership and pays the annual membership fee.