NBAA Announces Recipients of 2005 Schedulers and Dispatchers Training Scholarship

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

Washington, DC, February 14, 2005 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee today announced six recipients of the 2005 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship. The training awards, given in conjunction with corporate sponsors Airline Ground Schools, CornerStone Strategies LLC, Flight Safety International and MedAire, Inc., are designed to promote the career development of current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers.

Scholarship recipients and training awards are as follows:

  • Patty Anderson, Billings, MT – Initial training course for in-flight medical issues from MedAire, Inc.
  • Judy Buff, Monroe, CA – On-site training offered by the NBAA GA Desk staff at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center
  • Vincent Clark, Houston, TX – A Professional Development Program (PDP) Course by CornerStone Strategies, LLC
  • Shawna Ellis, Miami, FL – Dispatcher license training by Airline Ground Schools
  • Cheli Morrison-Tarvid, Napa, CA – Dispatch license training by Flight Safety International
  • Bill Phelan, Kearny, NJ – Corporate scheduler/dispatcher course by Flight Safety International

These scholarship winners were announced today during the NBAA 16th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, held this week in Reno, NV. Awards for the 2005 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship are made possible by its corporate sponsors, the NBAA GA Desk and the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee.

The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee also offers monetary awards for schedulers and dispatchers through a separate Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship program. Since 1997, $195,000 has been awarded to business aviation professionals through the Committee’s efforts. For more information about the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee and its scholarships, contact NBAA Director, Operations Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or

NBAA offers a total of 11 scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information or to download application forms, visit

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