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NBAA Announces Five Recipients of 2009 Janice K. Barden Scholarship

Individuals Recognized at NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando

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

Orlando, FL, October 21, 2009 – Five college students studying aviation-related curricula at National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions have received 2009 NBAA Barden Scholarship awards totaling $5,000. The scholarship recipients were recognized today during the Association's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009), taking place from October 20 to 22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The annual scholarships are named for Aviation Personnel International founder Janice K. Barden, who has been active in the aviation community for decades and has served many times as the Local Committee chair of NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention.

The recipients of the 2009 Barden Scholarship are:

  • Hillary Page Greenfield, a senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University majoring in aeronautical science. She is a certified flight instructor who has won other NBAA scholarships, including the Ginocchio Scholarship in 2007.
  • Laurel G. Mabry, a senior majoring in aviation management at Southern Illinois University. She has a private pilot's license.
  • Joshua L. Olds, a senior majoring in aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
  • Amber L. Sulzner, a senior at the University of Dubuque who is majoring in aviation management and flight operations. She is an instrument-rated pilot and has worked as an intern in the office of an FAR Part 135 operator.
  • Rodney Hadley, a graduate student at the University of Central Missouri majoring in aviation safety.

To learn more about the extensive scholarship opportunities offered by the Association, contact NBAA's Jay Evans, director, operations, at (202) 783-9353 or jevans@nbaa.org, or visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

For complete coverage of NBAA2009, visit www.nbaa.org/2009.

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