Pasco-Hernando State College Volume XL, Issue II - Fall 2017 - Page 13

FOUNDATION NEWS Careers Take Flight with TRU Simulation + Training Aviation Scholarships P HSC’s new aviation department began offering two Associate of Science degrees in Professional Pilot Technology and Aviation Administration this fall. These innovative program offerings at the East Campus have developed into a unique partnership for the PHSC Foundation. TRU Simulation + Training, Inc., a Textron, Inc. company, while headquartered in South Carolina, maintains a location in Lutz. This facility manufactures and assembles flight simulators and provides innovative aviation solutions to commercial and military markets. In recognition of the community partnership, TRU Simulation + Training, Inc.’s donation will allow the PHSC Foundation to award its first scholarship this year to students pursuing careers in aviation fields. During the recent Aviation Programs Open House at the East Campus, TRU Simulation representative Eric Schilens presented the PHSC Foundation with a check for $1,300 to establi sh the TRU Simulation + Training Aviation Scholarship Fund. Two 2017-2018 scholarships will be awarded at $650 per semester designated toward students pursing degrees in Aviation Maintenance, Aviation Management, Professional Pilot Technology or Unmanned Vehicle Systems. Left to right: Mark Aragon, PHSC Instructor, Professional Pilot Technology, Eric Schilens, Director, Programs, TRU Simulation, Angela Kaul, Technical Writer TRU Simulation, Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., PHSC President, Claire Cohn, PHSC Director of Development, Michael Brunnschweiler, PHSC Instructor, Aviation Administration FALL 2017 13