Dr. Michael and Roksolana Yarymovych are residents of Osprey, Florida. They left Ukraine as refugees during World War II and emigrated to the United States in 1949.
Roksolana received a Masters Degree in Library Science and has been very active in PLAST, the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, and other humanitarian organizations.
Dr. Michael Yarymovych is an internationally renowned engineer and rocket scientist who worked for NASA, Rockwell International, NATO and the U.S. Defense Department. He served as the Chief Scientist for the U.S. Air Force and played a pivotal role in the development of the Apollo Space Program, GPS technology and the Space Shuttle Program. After a storied career, he retired from Boeing as Vice-President of Global Technology in 1998. In their retirement, Dr. and Mrs. Yarymovych remain active in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in North Port, Florida. In 2021, UCU awarded Dr. Yarymovych an honorary doctorate in recognition of his ground-breaking work in aerospace and science.