Alumni speakers are out of this world

An evening with an Apollo 13 duo is one of several events that will make Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Alumni Weekend on April 23-26 an out-of-this-world experience.

NASA speakersThis year’s theme is All roads lead to home, but for NASA legends James Lovell and Gene Kranz, it was a bumpy ride.

Lovell and Kranz will share the roles each played 45 years ago in getting Apollo 13 back home – while the whole world watched – after an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft. Their presentation will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus. Click here to watch a video with more details about this program.

Get ready the Signature event by joining GRU for a free screening of the film Apollo 13 on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the D. Douglas Barnard, Jr., Amphitheatre on the Summerville campus. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown on the Health Sciences campus in the Lee Auditorium.

Alumni Weekend features activities for alumni of each of GRU’s nine colleges – the College of Allied Health Sciences, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Hull College of Business, College of Dental Medicine, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Science and Mathematics, and the Medical College of Georgia.

For a full schedule of events or to register, call the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759 or visit