Katherine Johnson Statue and Scholarship Dedication

Katherine Johnson Statue and Scholarship Dedication Ceremony

West Virginia State University dedicated a scholarship and unveiled a statue on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, honoring NASA mathematician and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Katherine Johnson, a 1937 graduate of the University.

An estimated crowd of more than 600 attended the ceremony, which featured remarks from NASA astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle as well as Johnson’s daughters, Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore, and WVSU President Anthony L. Jenkins.

Posted by West Virginia State University on Friday, August 31, 2018


The statue’s creator, Pastor Frederick F. Hightower poses with the 100-year old Katherine Johnson. Johnson was honored at a ceremony on August 25, 2018 at West Virginia State University.

Artist Frederick F. Hightower, a WVSU graduate and native of Boone County stands next to the seven-foot tall bronze statue. Bishop Hightower is also the pastor at All Nations Revival Center, in Institute, WV.

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