2018 Alpha Eta Rho Scholarship Recipients
Five scholarships have been awarded to members of Alpha Eta Rho (AHP) with the support of Mesa Airlines. Annually, the National AHP Office awards scholarships to outstanding members that show leadership, academic achievement and professionalism in aviation.
The top two scholarship winners are awarded $2,000 each sponsored by Mesa Airlines. Madchen Petry from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and James Floyd from Texas State Technical College are the 2018 Mesa Airlines Scholarship winners.
Ms. Petry is currently the Upsilon Nu Omicron Chapter President and is majoring in Professional Flight. She works two jobs and is active in volunteering. She is currently working on achieving her Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating.
Mr. Floyd is a US Air Force veteran. He has served as the President of the Alpha Pi Chapter and is involved in the American Welding Society, Phi Theta Honor Society, Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association, and the VFW. He is majoring in Aviation Powerplant, Airframe, and Avionics Technology.
Mesa Airlines operates only large regional jets as both United Express and American Eagle, with crew based in Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Louisville and Washington Dulles. Mesa is also proud to offer a Career Path Program with United, which provides pilots with a direct path to the majors. Mesa Airlines is proud to support Alpha Eta Rho and the student pursuing a career in the aviation industry.
Alpha Eta Rho also awarded three additional $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Elena Fornara from Eastern Michigan University, Kenneth Kressin from Western Michigan University, and Emily Tobler from Saint Louis University.
Alpha Eta Rho, International Aviation Fraternity, is a professional collegiate fraternity founded in 1929 to bring together students having a common interest in the field of aviation. AHP is the oldest aviation organization on college campuses today. Currently, AHP has over 35,000 alumni and over 2,000 active members in 45+ chapters on college campuses.
AHP fosters a professional and social atmosphere that enhances the college experience and builds lifelong friendships.