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With the continued support of the City of Houston Aviation System, the Houston Aviation Club continues to flourish. The club hosted its third HASannual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on May 7 at the historical Hotel ICON in downtown Houston.


The Houston Aviation Club has students from Carnegie Vanguard and Ross Sterling High Schools. Toward the end of the school year, the students completed a drone project that focused on innovation and teamwork. Prizes for first, second and third place were awarded. The students flew the drones near Ellington Airport.


A total of $6,000 in scholarships and five internships were awarded. The Houston Aviation Club continues to be a valuable asset to the community.

Members of the Houston Aviation Club at the third annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet.

 

Visit the Houston Aviation Club website for more information.

 

Rhonda award

HAS Director of Community Relations and Business Relations Rhonda Arnold was named by the Houston Chapter of  Women in TransportationInternational as their 2015 “Woman of the Year.” Arnold, center, was awarded for her work to advance women in transportation through programs and other contributions. Above from left are Meredith Alberto of Women in Transportation; Jarrett Simmons, HAS assistant director of planning, development and construction; Arnold; Jeanne Julien of WTS; and Lisa Garner, P.E., WTS Houston's 2015 Young Engineer of the Year.

With nearly 6,000 members, WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.

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HAS flying high with CMC accomplishments

Houston Airport System employees gave generously during the city's 2014 charity fundraising drive, the Combined Municipal Campaign. And recently their efforts were recognized at the CMC recognition ceremony with two awards.

HAS was praised for having the highest increase of employees participation and highest percentage of employees who committed to donating 1 percent or more of their salary.

HAS employee participation jumped from 46 percent in 2013 to a sky-high 100 percent in 2014. Total donations increased by $14,067.

CMC committee revved up participation through its nine themed events, including the Breast Cancer Ice Cream Social on Oct. 7 that benefited the Susan G. Komen charity.

“This is the one time a year that you get to pick your own charities,” said Melissa Saxton, Ellington Airport management analyst IV and HAS CMC co-chair. “Whatever it is you desire, this is your opportunity to donate. You can donate money or participate in the events as a form of donating.”

Find out more about the CMC.