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NBAA Announces Winners of 2005 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, February 14, 2005 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee today awarded $45,000 in scholarship funds to seven individuals seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education. A record nine corporate sponsors each contributed $5,000 to the 2005 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship: ExxonMobil and the Avitats, Signature Flight Support, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc., ChevronTexaco, Atlantic Aviation, Air BP Aviation Services, Jeppesen DataPlan, Jet Aviation and Miami Executive Aviation.

The 2005 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship recipients are as follows:
  • Liz Bauer, BellSouth Aviation, Atlanta, GA – After working in the travel industry for 22 years, Bauer plans to obtain her dispatch license to expand her opportunities within her company's flight department.
  • Angela Bolander, The Dow Chemical Company, Freeland, MI – Bolander plans to attend an NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP) Course and the 2005 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference this week in Reno, NV, to help achieve her career goals.
  • Jaime DeJean, Cox Enterprises, Inc., Atlanta, GA – New to our industry, DeJean plans to attend a one-week Flight Safety dispatcher course to become a certified aircraft dispatcher.
  • Keith Gibson, Alpha Flying Co., Manchester, NH – In order to increase his current job responsibilities and gain credits toward his aviation business management degree, Gibson plans to attend the Michigan School of Aeronautics to obtain his dispatch license.
  • Patty Jameson, Owens Corning, Swanton, OH – Jameson will use her funds to complete her Associate's degree in business administration and to obtain her Bachelor's degree in business.
  • Eddie Michel, Jet Above, LLC, Santa Monica, CA – After a lifelong interest in aviation, Michel will use his funds to acquire his dispatch license.
  • Yvonne Taylor, OK3 Air, Ogden, UT – In order to remain competitive in her work environment, Taylor is planning to attend the Jeppesen Academy to obtain her dispatch license.
These scholarship winners were announced this morning during the Opening General Session of the NBAA 16th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, held this week in Reno, NV.

Since 1997, $195,000 has been awarded to business aviation professionals through the Committee's efforts. Applications for the 2006 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship will be available in late summer 2005.

The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee also offers training awards for schedulers and dispatchers through a separate Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship program, which was created in 2004. For more information about the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee and its scholarships, contact NBAA Director, Operations Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or jevans@nbaa.org.

NBAA offers a total of 11 scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information or to download application forms, visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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Founded in 1947, NBAA serves its 7,400 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.