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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2011 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship Awards

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

Washington, DC, February 8, 2011 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced that $41,925 in scholarship funds will be awarded to 10 individuals seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education.

ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats, Signature Flight Support, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc., Air BP Aviation Services, Jeppesen, AC-U-KWIK, Jet Aviation, and LimoLink proudly sponsor the awards this year.

Scholarship award recipients include:

  • Sarah Foster, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Sandy Frentz, The Duchossois Group
  • Emilio Lopez, Jet Aviation Flight Services
  • Jill Mann, Westosha Flying Club
  • Elaine Mudge, Principal Financial Group
  • Lee Rafalko, FirstFlight
  • Shannon Roth, Hewlett-Packard Aviation
  • Kristen Sneed, Omni Air Transport
  • Susan Van Matre, Wings of Hope
  • Lyndsey Waller, Riley Aviation

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 $380,000 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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