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Republic Airways contributes scholarship funds to advance TSU Aviation Science Management, Professional Pilot degree programs

Republic Airways contributes scholarship funds to advance TSU Aviation Science Management, Professional Pilot degree programs
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on May 12, 2022

Republic Airways recently designated $20,000 toward student scholarships for Texas Southern University's Aviation Science Management and Professional Pilot programs. Representatives from Republic Airways visited the University to present the check and tour the program’s facilities, including the flight simulation lab.

"It is with great pleasure that we accept this contribution to our program," said Dr. Terence Fontaine, TSU's director of aviation. "TSU aviation strives to be best in class in terms of programming and student success. We understand partnerships are an essential part of making these goals a reality. This gift from Republic Airways will go directly to four deserving students who are pursuing their four-year degree in either Aviation Science Management or Aviation Science Management, Professional Pilot concentration."

“Republic Airways is proud to partner with Texas Southern University as we seek to expand the pool of qualified, trained pilots and air science professionals – especially those of color, who are underrepresented in our industry,” said Darrell Morton, Jr., senior manager of educational programs and diversity partnerships with Republic Airways. “We look forward to working together in this endeavor.”

TSU, with its groundbreaking Aviation Science & Technology program, is the only school in Texas that offers a combined Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science Management and, beginning just seven years ago, a Bachelor of Science degree as a Professional Pilot.

For more information about TSU’s Aviation Science Management and Professional Pilot concentration program, visit transportation.tsu.edu

PHOTO: Pictured presenting the scholarship check to TSU President Lesia L. Crumpton-Young are (holding the check, l.



to r.): Bradley Murphy, Republic Airway's campus recruiter; Darrell Morton, Jr., Republic Airway's senior manager of diversity programs and education; TSU President Crumpton-Young; and Rhonda Arnold, chief community relations officer with Houston Airports. Also pictured are TSU aviation students, program advisory committee members, faculty and administration.

ABOUT TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
Texas Southern University (TSU) honors our designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 7.500 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.

ABOUT REPUBLIC AIRWAYS
Founded in 1974, Republic Airways is one of the largest regional airlines in the U.S. Republic operates a fleet of more than 220 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with daily flights to 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its codeshare partners’ brands: American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs about 6,000 aviation professionals. Learn more at www.rjet.com.

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