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Orlando, FL, October 29, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) offers a wide range of scholarships that encourage young people to seek careers in business aviation. This week at the NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012), many students will be recognized for receiving the following NBAA awards: UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship and Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship.
UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship
The UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship is named for the founder of Aviation Personnel International, who has been active in the aviation community for decades and has served many times as the Local Committee chair of NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention. The following five college students studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions have been selected to receive this year’s Barden scholarship:
Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship
The Conklin Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Al Conklin, a U.S. Air Force veteran, business aviation leader and member of NBAA’s Operations Committee for many years.
This year’s recipient is Nicole Lordemann, a senior at Kansas State University pursuing a degree in airport management with a minor in aviation safety and business. A private pilot with an instrument rating, she has worked as an intern at Desert Jet Aviation in Thermal, CA, assisting with marketing, charter operations, safety audits, accounting support and aircraft detailing. She is currently working on her commercial license.
William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship
The Fanning Scholarship recognizes individuals who are studying to enter the field of business aviation maintenance. It is named in honor of retired NBAA staff member William M. Fanning, who was active in maintenance issues during his nearly 20-year tenure at the Association. This year’s recipients are as follows:
Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship
The Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship was created in 2001 by NBAA and the family and friends of the late Lawrence Ginocchio to honor his outstanding personal contribution to business aviation. Recipients should possess a passion for aviation, as Larry Ginocchio did, and have utilized their interest or involvement in business aviation to enhance the lives of others. This year, the following students received this award:
To learn more about the numerous scholarship opportunities offered by the Association, contact NBAA’s Jay Evans, director, professional development, at (202) 783-9353 or email@example.com, or visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.
For complete Convention coverage, visit the NBAA2012 Online News Bureau.
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