Nancy Kobryn's WebEducator, Entrepreneur, and Futurist

Educator, Entrepreneur, and Futurist

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Nancy Kobryn - Educator, Entrenpreneur, and Futurist


Nancy M. Kobryn (1928-2004) was an educator, entrepreneur, and futurist who was also a community activist in the Utica, New York area. Nancy's work with NASA's Young Astronaut Program and the ChinAmerica sister city program with China enhanced the Utica area's national and international reputations. Nancy’s passion for space exploration, education, and life were an inspiration to the many persons who were fortunate to know her:

People like Nancy Kobryn dedicate their lives to making the world a better place. Let us keep the torch lit, and proudly pass it on to all mankind in a quest toward a more peaceful world. — Sharon Lee Kelley, "Letters to the Editor" in The Observer-Dispatch 11 March 2004.


She was a gift to this area. She loved the arts, good food, her experiences with the Chinese people and her many years of teaching. She dared her students to be bold and passionate. She deserves recognition for her accomplishments. — Nancy A. Greco, "Letters to the Editor" in The Observer-Dispatch 22 March 2004.

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Young Astronauts Program

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ChinAmerica Sister City Project

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Young Astronauts Program

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ChinAmerica Sister City Project

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Young Astronauts Program

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Nancy & Issac at Star Trek

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Nancy was appointed a Professor at Mohawk Valley Community college in 1986. and received the YWCA Mohawk Valley "Salute to Outstanding Women" award in 1996.

Nancy's family and friends have organized a special mass at her parish church in Utica on 19 February 2011 to commemorate the seventh anniversary of her passing. For those who wish to participate see the Remembrance page of this web.