The Aviation Institute has found a kindred spirit in the Alfonza W. Davis Middle School. Davis Middle School opened its doors in Omaha in the fall of 2013, and was named in honor of Captain Alfonza W. Davis, the first black military aviator from Omaha to receive his wings from Tuskegee Field.
Scott Vlasek, Director of the Aviation Institute, and Sara Martin, Student Services Specialist, have made many visits to the “home of the Aviators,” educating seventh grade students about the many career opportunities available in the aviation field. This fall, they will be inviting those students continuing on to eighth grade to the UNO campus to experience the Institute’s flight simulators, and expose them to other STEM related programs on campus while they visit.
According to Sara Martin, “Many of the students at Davis Middle School will continue on to Burke High School where we currently have an aviation dual enrollment partnership. Students at Burke will have the opportunity to take several college credit hours in aviation. Hopefully we will see a few of the students from Davis Middle School become UNO Mavericks in six years!”
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