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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2011 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training 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 the twelve recipients of the Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship.

These training awards, given in conjunction with annual sponsors, promote the career development of current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers. The Airline Ground Schools, CornerStone Strategies, Corporate Flight Attendant Training by Susan C. Friedenberg, FlightSafety LaGuardia, FlightSafety St. Louis, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, MedAire, the NBAA GA Desk, ASI Group, and Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training proudly sponsor the awards this year.

The following are the recipients of the 2011 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship Awards:

  • Rebecca Bakeman, RAI Jets
  • Jessica Barrett, Home Depot Aviation
  • Andrew Briggs, MassMutual Financial Group
  • Allyson Casada, Yum! Brands
  • Sheree Christopher, Corporate Flight Attendant
  • Samuel Foday
  • Christopher Lawrence, DirecTV Flight Operations
  • Sunny Liszanckie, Executive Fliteways
  • John Picciano, ARINC
  • Sue Pickelman, Pentastar Aviation
  • John Retherford, FL Aviation
  • Donna Sloan, Airmax

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.

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

Through a separate 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.

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

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