Stephen Jurczyk will address graduates at the May 16 event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center.
Jurczyk has spent most of his 25-year aerospace career with NASA in systems engineering, management and senior leadership positions, according to TNCC.
At NASA Langley, he led flight projects including the Mach 7 and 10 flights of the Hyper-X jet engine powered vehicle, the Shuttle Program return-to-flight and the flight test of the Orion Launch Abort System.
K-12 last day
A mild winter with no snow days means students get to begin their summer a little earlier this year.
The last day of school is June 13 for students in Newport News and Hampton, since no inclement weather days were used. The final day for teachers is June 14.
In Newport News, June 11-13 is a half-day for all students. In Hampton, elementary and middle school students will be dismissed two hours early June 8-13 (high school students take exams on those days).
Top Teacher contest
Nominate your favorite teacher to win breakfast for their classroom, a $200 gift card and $100 in office supplies through Panera Bread's Top Teacher Contest.
The company, which says it knows "teachers are unsung heroes," is accepting nominations of deserving K-12 teachers through April 30.
Giving a teacher props will help feed the hungry, too. Participating local Panera cafes will donate $1 for every entry it receives to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia's backpack program.
Winners will be announced during National Teacher Week, which is May 7-11.
To find out more about the contest or to nominate your favorite teacher, visit http://www.panerabread.com/about/topteacher.
Driving for Denbigh
About 50 test-drivers raised $1,000 for the Denbigh High School band this month by hopping into Mustangs, F-150s and other Ford vehicles.
The Newport News school hosted a "Drive One 4 UR School" event during a four-hour period April 11 in partnership with local dealership Hall Ford Lincoln.
The fundraiser was one of more than 300 across the nation that brought dealerships and schools together in an effort to raise a record-setting $1 million in a month, according to a news release. The dealerships provided the cars to be test-driven and high schools organized the actual events.
Schools can use the money any way they need to, from supporting athletics or music to fixing damage from natural disasters, according to the release.
Ford Motor Co.donates $20 to high schools for every valid test drive completed, and gives up to $6,000, according to the company.
"We've always believed in our community and the best way to demonstrate that is to support it in every way we can, starting with kids," Mark Sands, general manager at Hall Ford Lincoln, said in a statement.