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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2009 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarships

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, July 1, 2009 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently announced the recipients of the 2009 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarships. The NBAA Flight Attendants Committee recognized the 37 scholarship recipients during the Association's 14th Annual Flight Attendants Conference, which drew over 100 business aviation professionals to New Orleans on June 26 and 27.
 
NBAA and its Flight Attendants Committee promote education and training as a means for business aviation flight attendants and flight technicians to enhance their professional careers. The 2009 awards are made possible by the following sponsors: 

  • AirCare International
  • ASI Group
  • Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training
  • Bombardier Aerospace Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips
  • CornerStone Strategies, LLC
  • Corporate Flight Attendant Training by Susan C. Friedenberg
  • The Corporate School of Etiquette
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • The Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia
  • Dassault Falcon Jet
  • FACTS
  • FlightSafety International
  • GA Food Safety Professionals
  • Jet Professionals, LLC
  • M Foods
  • MedAire, Inc.
  • Pelham Specialty Training, Inc.
  • STARK Survival Company, Inc.
  • Survival Systems USA, Inc.

The NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship is administered by NBAA and its Flight Attendants Committee and exists to assist business aviation flight attendants in their roles as crewmembers aboard business aircraft. Scholarship recipient names are accompanied by award descriptions and sponsor names; monetary awards will be used for professional development and training:

  • Denise Accad Wilson – Aviation food safety training course by GA Food Safety Professionals
  • Becky Birdsong – Practical Flight Assignment, The Corporate School of Etiquette
  • Danyoi’ Brown – Advanced Service/Culinary Course, The Corporate School of Etiquette
  • Karen Chamberlain-Backos – Management of Inflight Illness and Injury training including AED/CPR certification by MedAire, Inc.
  • Virginia Derr – NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP) Course by Cornerstone Strategies, LLC
  • Deb Elam – M Foods Corporate Flight Catering, $1,000
  • Michael Evans – Management of Inflight Illness and Injury training including AED/CPR certification by MedAire, Inc.
  • Khristine Farmer – Exceptional In-Flight Service Program, Culinary Institute of America
  • Nayma Gelo – ConocoPhillips, $1,000
  • Audrey Huntzinger – Cabin Attendant Recurrent Training, FlightSafety International
  • Anna Jones – Flight Attendant initial training program, Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training
  • John Koci – Initial Cabin Attendant Training, FlightSafety International
  • Kristin Larson – AirCare Inflight Medical Training, AirCare International
  • Kristina Mangahas – Career Essentials™ Training, FACTS
  • Renee Mayer – Flight Attendant initial training program, Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training
  • Kristin Munroe – Initial Corporate Flight Attendant Training program, Corporate Flight Attendant Training by Susan C. Friedenberg
  • Angela Nilson – Partial scholarship to one of two Executive Education courses, The Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia
  • Stephanie Patterson – Flight Attendant initial training program, Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training
  • Kimberly Pflanzer – Dassault FalconJet, $500
  • Thomas Pickett – Jet Professionals, LLC, $1,500
  • Katrina Plunk – Corporate Aviation Security Training (CAST) program, ASI Group
  • Sheri Schagerer – AirCare Inflight Medical Training, AirCare International
  • Joyce Scheirer – Aviation food safety training course by GA Food Safety Professionals
  • Susan Slayden-Vickery – Bombardier Aerospace Corporation, $1,500
  • Roy Sloan – Career Essentials™ Training, FACTS
  • Angela Snyder – Management of Inflight Illness and Injury training including AED/CPR certification, MedAire, Inc.
  • Tawnie Swierceski – Flight Attendant initial training program, Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training
  • Patti Thompson – Initial Corporate Flight Attendant Training program, Corporate Flight Attendant Training by Susan C. Friedenberg
  • Marie Wicks – Initial emergency procedures training, FACTS
  • Jane Wilson – Initial Corporate Flight Attendant Training program, Corporate Flight Attendant Training by Susan C. Friedenberg
  • Ramin Zanjani – Initial emergency procedures training, FACTS
NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information, visit the NBAA web site at www.nbaa.org/scholarships. For more information about the Committee, visit www.nbaa.org/committees/fltatt.
 

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