Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar: Michelle "Mace" Curran

About Michelle

Michelle Curran has led an impressive career as a Fighter Pilot in her 13 years in the United States Air Force. From 2019 to 2021, she flew as the only female pilot for the Air Force Thunderbirds and performed for millions across the country and internationally. Michelle was also named the Distinguished Alumna of the Year by the University of St. Thomas in 2021 and has been featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show and CBS Evening News.

Before joining the Thunderbirds, Michelle was a combat-proven fighter pilot completing missions around the world. Her passion for pushing limits, inspiring others, and changing lives led to the creation of her company, Upside Down Dreams. She is committed to empowering men and women of all ages to overcome obstacles, face the fear of failure, and excel at whatever they are passionate about. 

Click here to see photos from Michelle's visit to campus. 

About the Dennard Visiting Scholar Program

Each year, the Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholars Program brings to campus noted professionals who share their knowledge and experience with the school community. The Program is supported by the Robert E. Dennard Memorial Fund, the D. Gordon Rupe Foundation, and the Margaret McDermott and Ida Green Lectureship Fund. Robert E. Dennard served on the St. Mark’s Board of Trustees from 1964 to 1982.

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St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

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