Six individuals were honored for contributions to education, literature, public service, science, and space travel:MICHAEL DRAKE, president of The Ohio State University, for his leadership in increasing college accessibility for first-generation and lower-income students.
RODNEY FRELINGHUYSEN, former longtime New Jersey congressman and supporter of fusion-energy research and the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
Photo: Beverly Schaefer
EDITH GROSSMAN, renowned for capturing style, rhythm, and nuance in translating more than 30 books written in Spanish.
ELLEN OCHOA, the first Latina in space and the first Hispanic director of the Johnson Space Center, as well as a musician, scientist, and inventor.