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Amelia Islander


Jun 09, 2017 02:00AM
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next 3rd on 3rd St presentation, on Friday, June 16th at 6 pm. Our special guest will be Lieutenant Commander Rob Crosby, author of Only in America: My Journey from Hot Coffee-Scrambled Eggs-Nuclear Submarines. This inspiring new book profiles Crosby’s journey from impoverished youth in Mississippi to Navy Nuclear Engineer. Originally a Navy cook, an NROTC scholarship helped Crosby pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering. From there he attended Nuclear Power School, becoming an officer, and eventually earning his MBA in Financial Management and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies. Lt. Cdr. Crosby will discuss his remarkable story, which demonstrates that with the right attitude and work ethic, no dream is out of reach. This program is free for museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come/first-served. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or [email protected] Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 South 3rd Street.

Robert Crosby is a Lieutenant Commander and Nuclear Submariner in the United States Navy. He is also the founder of B.O.O.S.T. (Broadened Opportunity for Outstanding Student Selection and Tracking) a nonprofit organization that selects, tracks, and mentors youth in underserved areas to BOOST their possibilities by providing academic, leadership and character enrichment programs to ensure they too have the opportunity to reach their maximum potential.