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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2017 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarships

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360dhubbard@nbaa.org

Fort Worth, TX, Feb. 7, 2017 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced the recipients of the 2017 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarships. These individuals will be recognized during the 2017 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2017), taking place Feb. 7-10 in Fort Worth, TX.

These training awards, given in conjunction with annual sponsors, promote the career development of current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers.

The 2017 sponsors include:

  • Academy College
  • Airline Dispatchers Federation in conjunction with Flamingo Air Schools
  • Beyond & Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training
  • CornerStone Strategies LLC
  • Corporate Aviation Solutions
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • FlightSafety International
  • GA Food Safety Professionals
  • Jeppesen
  • King Schools, Inc.
  • MedAire, Inc.
  • NBAA Air Traffic Services
  • ServiceElements International, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthcare Global
  • Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

The following are the recipients of 2017 NBAA S&D Training Scholarships:

  • Brandon Aaseby
  • Ysmael Anthony Sayson
  • William Asare
  • Jewel Hill
  • Teresa Norwood
  • Andrew Ochagla
  • Pamela Dee Rana
  • Christina Riley
  • Nathan Stephens
  • Noah Talbott
  • Karla Todd
  • Musa Touray
  • Chris Wheeler
  • Lamont Whitfield

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 S&D Training Scholarship Program, launched in 2004, offers opportunities for scholarship recipients to gain access to hands-on teaching initiatives. Through a separate S&D Scholarship Program, the committee offers cash grants, which can be used for a variety of professional development initiatives. Since 1997, $660,900 has been awarded to current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers through this program.

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships, contact NBAA Project Manager, Professional Development Tyler Austin at taustin@nbaa.org or visit https://www.nbaa.org/prodev/scholarships/.

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

Learn more about SDC2017.

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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 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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