SGAC membership has been steadily growing throughout the years. Among our membership there are many incredible young space enthusiasts who should be recognised for their hard work and contributions to SGAC. In December 2009, the SGAC Executive Council decided to acknowledge one member per month for his or her outstanding work and contributions to SGAC and its goals.
We are proud to present the February 2010 Member of the Month: Marc Cornwall of Jamaica, Communications and Public Relations team member
Marc is a Jamaican with an affinity for space, science and the visual and musical arts. He spent the first two decades of his life in Jamaica, in the latter years starting study for a BSc degree in Pure and Applied Science at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and completing his BSc in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics at the University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC) in the United Kingdom.
He then crossed La Manche to France where he spent a whirlwind year at the International Space University (ISU), in Strasbourg obtaining his MSc in Space Studies. It was during the transition from UKC to ISU that he was introduced to the SGAC, increasing his participation in the organization with time. He has been NPoC for Jamaica since 2007 and does graphics within the Communications and Public Relations team. Marc currently resides in the United Kingdom as a research student in planetary geophysics.
Ariane Cornell, Executive Director, about our MoM February:
“Marc Cornwall, as the Jamaican NPoC and Graphics Lead for SGAC, has arguably made the most visible impact on the organisation. Yet, while his work is all around SGAC, not many people realize it, because he is an artist who does not sign his name. The PR and Communications Team has become an integral part of SGAC in the past year, and Marc has taken a key role in the team and organisation. Marc has been behind numerous SGAC templates, banners, cards, flyers, website photos, and SGAC and SGC logos, to name a small portion of what he has contributed. Marc's work always reflects SGAC -- young, dynamic, international, sharp. Further, during the past two months, he has been bombarded with tasks with tight deadlines to help SGAC close 2009 and start off 2010 with a bang. On all of requests, he has delivered great results with the SGAC spirit and enthusiasm that drives this organisation. Additionally, Marc does an excellent job serving as the NPoC of Jamaica by keeping his country and region updated on local space activities and by taking the lead on space outreach projects. For this, I strongly support Marc Cornwall for February 2010 Member of the Month."
Marc Cornwalls reaction to his nomination:
“I am humbled to be an SGAC Member of the Month. I am privileged to be a part of such an important organisation. I firmly believe in the work SGAC does informing the global population about the wonder, promise and danger of space, and influencing policy decisions that will affect and effect humanity's trek from our cradle to the stars and planets beyond. I suspect my love of computer graphics and my dedication to the cause of the Space Generation has afforded me this honour; I must say though, that my efforts would not be as fruitful without the valuable resources and feedback of SGAC members across the globe. I share this with you and thank you for working with me.”