Recent aviation alumnus awarded memorial scholarship

Published 06.24.2021

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A recent graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s aviation program has been awarded a Helicopter Association International scholarship that provides a tuition waiver for a manufacturer training school and a stipend to offset expenses.

John J. Doherty, of Lebanon, who earned a bachelor’s degree in aviation maintenance technology in May, received a first-place Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology award from HAI. The scholarship includes passes to next year’s HAI Heli-Expo, to be held March 7-10 in Dallas.

Doherty, now employed by Life Lion Emergency Medical Services in Hershey, has opted to attend the Safran/Turbomeca turbine engine school.

The scholarship honors William C. Sanderson, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and HAI’s former director of heliports and technical programs, who died in April 2004.

Penn College offers a bachelor’s degree in aviation maintenance technology, an associate degree in aviation technology and an aviation maintenance technician certificate.  For more information, visit the School of Engineering Technologies or call 570-327-4520.

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