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10-07-2010

Sorensen Appointed Professor of Aerospace Studies at Clarkson University

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jay C. Sorensen has been appointed professor of aerospace studies at Clarkson University. Sorensen is also commander of Clarkson’s Air Force ROTC detachment.jsorensen

Sorensen received his bachelor of science degree in range science from Utah State University and his master’s degree in information resources management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Sorensen has served in the Air Force for many years, most recently as communications director for the Plans, Programming, and Integration Division at the Space Innovation Development Center at Schriever Air Force Base.

He was deputy director of the 704th Communications Squadron at Arnold Air Force Base before being deployed to Iraq as deputy director of the Joint NetOps Control Center, providing communications support to the multi-national forces in Iraq.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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