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Aviation college hosts event for prospective students

Nov. 5, 2009

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.--Western Michigan University's College of Aviation will hold an open house at the college's W.K. Kellogg Airport facility from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, for students interested in aviation careers.

During the event, students interested in WMU's Aviation Flight Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology and Aviation Science and Administration degree programs will hear an address by Capt. Dave Powell, dean of the College of Aviation. Current students in the college will also be available to answer questions as well as provide tours of the College of Aviation campus.

In addition students will have a chance to pose questions about enrollment at WMU to representatives from WMU's offices of Admissions, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Residence Life.

Established as a WMU college in 1999, the College of Aviation has a long and rich aviation tradition, with its roots reaching back to 1939. The college provides four-year degree programs in Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Aviation Science and Administration as well as in Aviation Flight Science, which includes flight training up to the FAA Commercial Pilots License with Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine endorsements. The College of Aviation occupies 92,000 square feet on 20 acres at the W.K. Kellogg Airport, a large general aviation airport with a 10,000-foot-runway. The college's fleet includes these aircraft: Cirrus SR-20, Piper Super Cub (float plane), Piper Arrows, Piper Senecas, and Seminoles.

For more information, and to reserve a spot at the event, contact the College of Aviation at avs-info@wmich.edu or (269) 964-6375.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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