Annual Recognition Dinner

14th Annual WMU College of Aviation Recognition Dinner

Please join students, faculty and staff of the WMU CoA to celebrate our accomplishments and honor our past and present award recipients and scholarship donors. All members of the campus community are also welcome to join! 

The 2023 celebration will include the acknowledgement and induction of the newest members of the Hall of Honor, and the presentation of the Excellence in Diversity award.  Please plan on joining us Friday, November 10th at 5:30 p.m. as we recognize the following individuals for the contributions to the aviation industry and Western Michigan University! 
Cost for the evening reception is $30 per person and includes event entry and dinner. 

Hall of Honor Class


  • Ingrid Hairston - WMU College of Aviation Alumna, Class of 1988
    • Vice President, Properties & Business Development
    • Birmingham Airport Authority
  • Sky Broncos - 1998 National Championship Team

 Excellence in Diversity Award Winner


  • Lornna (Marcano) Ruble - WMU College of Aviation Alumna, Class of 2005
    • Director of Aircraft Maintenance
    • UPS

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