Community and Schreiner University leaders gathered at Kerrville Airport on November 10 for the official ribbon cutting for the new Aviation Program.
Pictured left to right:
Steve Kugler, Travis Frampton, Mary Rohrer, Don Harris, Roman Garcia, Dalton Rice, Judy Eichner, Carl Davis, Charlie McCormick, John Winslow, Harry Anthony, Dick Hatch, Katie Milton Jordan
The guests heard opening remarks from President Charlie McCormick, U.S. Aviation Director of Admissions Steve Kugler, and Carl Davis, Director of Aviation Studies, who noted that “rewards will be huge” for students in the Aviation Program.
“With the introduction of this program, the leadership at the University has made a major commitment to the hill country in providing another pathway to high-paying careers that may not have even been on the radar of students in the area until now,” Davis said.
Also on hand were several of the eight inaugural enrollees in the program, including Keren Kasantini, a student from Israel who has become the first woman in Schreiner history to complete a solo flight.
“Schreiner University’s aviation program is the platform where my dream of becoming a pilot is transforming into a reality,” said Kasantini. “It’s a top-tier program that has brought me from across the world to study here. The outstanding education I’ve received is worth every mile I’ve traveled. This program offers the best possible training available, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it as I pursue my dream to become a professional pilot.”
More information on the program is available at 830-895-7115 or CDavis@schreiner.edu.