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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2010 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship Awards

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

Washington, DC, January 27, 2010 –The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced that $40,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to 12 individuals seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education.

ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats, Signature Flight Support, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc., Chevron Global Aviation, Air BP Aviation Services, Jeppesen DataPlan, AC-U-KWIK, and Jet Aviation FBO’s and Charter Sales proudly sponsor the awards this year.

Scholarship award recipients include:

  • Cynthia Black, Citigroup Corporate Aviation
  • Lori Booth, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Christina Chella, graduate of the University of New Haven
  • Brittany Davies, M&N Aviation
  • Peter Gianos, H.E. Butt Grocery Company Aviation Services
  • Danielle LeClair, Fargo Jet Center                         
  • Andrew Mawdsley, Pentastar Aviation Charter                         
  • Erik Perkins, ExxonMobil Oil Corporation                                 
  • Deb Prosinski, MassMutual Financial Group                             
  • Melody Tharp, Desert Jet                               
  • Rajen Vara, American Airlines 
  • Rhonda Wolfe, Humana

NBAA's S&D Committee offers scholarships through two separate but related programs that specifically promote professional and career development for business aviation schedulers and dispatchers.

Through the Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship Program, the Committee offers cash grants, which can be used for a variety of professional development initiatives. Since 1997, more than $300,000 has been awarded to schedulers and dispatchers through this program.

A separate Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship Program, initiated in 2004, offers opportunities for scholarship recipients to gain access to hands-on teaching initiatives.

For information about NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, contact NBAA Director, Operations & Educational Development Jo Damato at jdamato@nbaa.org.                              

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships or to download application forms, contact NBAA Director, Operations Jay Evans at jevans@nbaa.org or visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and 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.

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