- BS Computer Science 1988
Stacey Morrison earned a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in computer science from Michigan Tech in 1988 and earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 1993. After graduating from Michigan Tech, she joined NASA as a mathematician at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She was a graduate of Gwinn High School, Gwinn, Michigan, in 1984.
Morrison held many positions in different organizations at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) including supporting the JSC Chief Information Officer in August 1994. She was named the Information Technology Lead for the Space Life Sciences Directorate in September 1997. She is responsible for the computers, hardware, and software for the directorate, which includes doctors, life scientists, and human factors engineers. She just returned from a rotation as support to the JSC Center Export Administrator as the lead for foreign national badging.
In December 2000, she received the Johnson Space Center's highest honor, the Certificate of Commendation, for her work in information technology as the Y2K Lead for the Space Life Sciences Directorate. She is a member of the Women of NASA Project and has participated in a number of math and science webchats with kids from around the world. She is also featured in the NASA Profiles: Careers in Spaceflight website at http://profiles.jsc.nasa.gov under the computer section.
Morrison was inducted into the Michigan Tech President's Council of Alumnae in April 2001 and received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Michigan Tech in August 2001. She was active in Toastmasters and has received a number of awards from that group. In 2008 she became a faculty member of Axia College and the University of Phoenix - Houston Campus teaching classes in computer networking. She is currently working on her doctorate of management in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix and plans to graduate in 2009. She also serves her church as a choir member, assisting minister, and former council member. Morrison is a single mom and lives with daughter, Stephanie, in League City, Texas.
Excerpted from the 2001 Alumni Reunion Awards Program