Cal Poly graduate Victor Glover is back on solid ground after nearly six months on board the International Space Station.
Victor Glover attended Cal Poly on a wrestling scholarship. He studied engineering and became a test pilot after his graduation. Then, he trained to become an astronaut. Glover is African-American. He and his family live in northern California, where he’ll return after extensive physical examinations and debriefing.
One hears a lot about the lack of diversity at Cal Poly, but two of the most remarkable alumni are African-American. Astronaut Victor Glover and former baseball player Ozzie Smith, who was a strong proponent for education when he played for the St. Louis Cardinals. Glover and Smith have well-represented Cal Poly as spokesman for the university and role models for youth.