What an honor! I met Debbie Henneberry, Professor at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, Flushing, N.Y. When she learned I had always wanted a college education, she went to Vaughn President, Sharon DeVivo and asked was there something that could be done.
She learned about my WASP background, and immediately offered an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree. This was given at the graduating class of May 16, 2015.
All of my children and most of my grandchildren, and many of my friends attended including Inger Anderson who came all the way from South Alabama.
About the Author
Bernice "Bee" Falk Haydu graduated the 7 month training program of the WASP in September, 1944. She was assigned to Pecos Army Airfield, Pecos, Texas as a test and utility pilot in UC78 and AT17 aircraft. After WASP were disbanded, she was determined to remain in aviation. How she managed this is told in the book she wrote LETTERS HOME 1944-1945. The letters when in service are quoted. She then relates the rest of her many flying activities. Her book can be reviewed on her website wasplettershome.com . She is happy to have been the president of the WASP group in the 70's when they were finally recognized in 1977 as veterans.
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