Category Archives: Obituaries

Martin Votruba (1948-2018)

Martin Votruba (1948-2018) By Dr. Michael J. Kopanic, Jr. (Adjunct Professor of History, University of Maryland University College) It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of an outstanding teacher, dear friend and esteemed colleague, Professor Martin Votruba.  He served as the Head of Slovak Studies Program and was a Senior Lecturer […]

Eugene Cernan Passes at 82: Last Man to Walk on the Moon

Eugene Cernan, Slovak-American and the last man to walk on the moon, died on January 16, 2017. Cernan flew into space three times and twice to the moon. He also holds the distinction of being the second American to walk in space and the last human to leave his footprints on the lunar surface. NASA […]