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Gene Dionne '61 to Speak at Faculty Speaker Series


SJA's Faculty Speaker Series welcomes Gene Dionne '61, former Vice President at Lockheed Martin, on Monday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Mayo Center. Mr. Dionne will speak about STEM and his experience within the aerospace industry.

Gene Dionne spent most of his career in classified defense programs – primarily in research, development and acquisition of space technologies. His last assignment was as director of space and missiles technologies at Phillips Laboratory in Albequerque, New Mexico. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1994, he spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired as a Colonel. Gene Dionne graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1961. He also received a B.A. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mechanical Engineering and an M.A. from Auburn University.

Assistant Headmaster for Academics, Jeff Burroughs, said, "We are very fortunate to have Gene as part of our Speaker Series this fall. An Aerospace professional engineer of his caliber will have so much to offer our community. I'm looking forward to his talk on Monday."

St. Johnsbury Academy's Faculty Speaker Series, created by Assistant Headmaster for Academics Jeffrey Burroughs, is designed to showcase the extraordinary talents, interests, and, expertise of the St. Johnsbury Academy faculty, staff, parents, and community members.

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