Conklin & de Decker, in association with NBAA, has announced the winner of the third annual Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management scholarship. The award will be presented here at the show to Richard Valentine, a senior at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. This is the first time the award has been presented to a maintenance student.
Valentine, who is majoring in aerospace maintenance management, has been on the dean's list every semester since his freshman year and has been president and vice president of his university's aerospace maintenance club.
The $5,000 scholarship honors Alan Conklin, founder of Conklin & de Decker, which has been providing aviation research, consulting and education since 1984. The company, which is exhibiting here at the show at Booth No. 1519, has offices in Orleans, Mass.; Arlington, Texas; and Phoenix.