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Brent Knoblauch, Jacksonville University, Awarded GAMA Scholarship

GAMA NEWS 07-12 For Immediate Release: May 30, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC, May 30, 2007 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has named Brent E. Knoblauch as this year’s Dr. Harold S. Wood Scholarship recipient. Knoblauch will be a junior this fall at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida.

Brent is currently the vice president of his flight team and is the founding vice president of the university’s Alpha Omicron Alpha aeronautical honor society – only the third chapter of its kind nationwide. He serves as the lead director of Aviation Ambassadors, a group that promotes and fosters enrollment into the university’s aviation program and has also donated considerable time to a local middle school teaching students the basics of flight.

Outside of aviation, Brent serves on campus as a freshman resident peer mentor and is also the incoming residence hall association president. He is carrying an impressive 3.9 grade point average and is a commercial pilot. After completing his degree, Brent plans to fly for the airlines and someday own his own sightseeing business.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Harold S. Wood, founder and past executive director of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). Given annually, the honor recognizes a top student enrolled in a NIFA member school that demonstrates academic excellence, promotes aviation on and off campus, and is an active participant in activities and community service outside of aviation.

Picture available upon request.

Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.