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blank 02/04/15 09:37AM Dispatchers, NBAA, Schedulers, Scholarship Awards

NBAA Announces Recipients of 2015 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship Awards

NBAA, Aviation Convention

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

San Jose, CA, Feb. 3, 2015 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced the 15 recipients of the Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarships. These individuals will be recognized during the 2015 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2015), which takes place Feb. 3 to 6 in San Jose, CA.

These training awards, given in conjunction with annual sponsors, promote the career development of current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers. Companies generously donating training awards this year were: Airline Dispatch Federation (through Flamingo Air Schools), Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training, CornerStone Strategies LLC, Corporate Aviation Solutions, Corporate Flight Attendant Training by Susan C. Friedenberg, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fireside Partners, FlightSafety International, GA Food Safety Professionals, Jeppesen, King Schools, Inc., MedAire, Inc., NBAA Air Traffic Services, Service Elements, UnitedHealthcare Global and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

The following are the recipients of the 2015 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship Awards:

  • Rebecca Bakeman, RAI Jets LLC
  • Van Brendle, NASCAR
  • Alana Fisher, The Hinman Company
  • Tieg Grayson, Bickel & Brewer
  • Melissa McCune, American Jet International
  • Elisabeth Murillo, California Baptist University
  • Calley Nagy, Springhill Suites
  • Patrick O’Neill, Southern Company Services
  • Sue Pickelman, Pentastar Aviation
  • Pamela Province, Business Air
  • Blake Summers, Horizon Air
  • Aymie Thornton, JCPenney
  • Dallas Toon, Lake Clark Air, Inc.
  • Lyndsey Waller, Stryker Corporation
  • Owen Woodland, student, University of Dubuque

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 $576,250 has been awarded to schedulers and dispatchers through this program.

For information about NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, contact NBAA Director, Educational Development & Strategy 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, Professional Development Jay Evans at jevans@nbaa.org or visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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 10,000 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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