WMU College of Aviation Recognition Dinner

Posted by Tom Thinnes for College of Aviation

Dinner will be held on Friday, November 5 in the brand new Aviation Education Center at the College of Aviation campus located on the Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field. A social period with a cash bar will be available beginning at 5:30, dinner starting at 6:15. Registration includes entrance and dinner. The Western Michigan University College of Aviation is dedicated to recognizing alumni, faculty, staff and supporters of the program for their accomplishments and dedication to the College. As part of the recognition program, the College of Aviation established the Hall of Honor and the Excellence in Diversity award. These two recognitions are designed to reward those individuals, organizations or groups who have made a difference in the industry and have contributed to the success and recognition of the WMU aviation program. While the Hall of Honor focuses on those connected to WMU who have contributed to the success of the aviation program in general, the Excellence in Diversity award is reserved for those who have excelled and dedicated their time in helping to diversify the aviation industry. Join us as we recognize our Hall of Honor, Excellence in Diversity, and scholarship award recipients.

2021 Award Winners:

Hall of Honor
  • Captain Dave Powell, Dean, WMU College of Aviation
Excellence in Diversity
  • Joel Webley, OBAP Board of Directors, Chair, FedEx Express - First Officer

2020 Award Winners:

Hall of Honor
  • Andrew J. Hiller, Sr . Aircraft Engineer - American Airlines
  • Adrienne L. Stevens, Senior Director, DWH
Excellence in Diversity
  • Captain Mary Poirier, Jackson National Life Insurance
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Student Commons Aviation Education Center
209 Helmer Road
Battle Creek MI 49037 US
$25.00 per person
Come join the celebration as we recognize the following individuals for their contributions to Western Michigan University and the field of aviation. This year benefits from a “twofer” as we acknowledge both the 2020 and 2021 inductees and award winners in the new Aviation Education Center!
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