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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2008 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship

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

WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced that $40,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to eight individuals seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education. Sponsors ExxonMobil and the Avitats, Signature Flight Support, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc., Chevron Global Aviation, Atlantic Aviation, Air BP Aviation Services, Jeppesen DataPlan and Ac-U-Kwik each contributed $5,000 to the 2008 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship.

The 2008 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship recipients are as follows:
  • Jamie Rose, Business Jet Access
  • Andrew Howard, The Home Depot
  • Jennifer Hess, Citigroup Corporate Aviation
  • Brent Carney, Delta AirElite
  • Kelly MacKenzie, International Jet Aviation Services
  • Kim Disney, Yum! Brands, Inc.
  • Daniel Drake, Air Excellence, LLC.
  • Jennifer Jensen, Flight Safety International
Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship recipients will be formally announced next week on Thursday, January 31, during the NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, which will take place from January 29 to February 1 in Savannah, GA. Applications for the 2009 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship will be available on the NBAA web site this summer.

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 $300,000 has been awarded to schedulers and dispatchers through this program. In 2005, the program was expanded to provide scholarships specifically to Canadian schedulers and dispatchers.

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, Inc. (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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