Dr. Robert B. Lee III ’66 is the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Distinguished Alumnus representing Norfolk State University. He will be recognized during the MEAC basketball tournament scheduled for March 6–11 at the Norfolk Scope Arena. Lee has been a faithful supporter of Norfolk State for decades. He and his wife, Dr. Margaret Giles Lee, have supported NSU via the Robert B. Lee Endowed Scholarship, which annually supports students from the Peninsula who wish to attend NSU. Dr. Lee is an internationally known NASA scientist and was one of only two known African-American investigators, in the world, on a major spacecraft missions/science teams. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from NSU in 1966, a master’s degree from UVA, and a Ph.D. from Hampton University. Dr. Lee is a life time member of the NSU Alumni Association and an active member and past president of the Peninsula Alumni Chapter.