National Aviation Academy Establishes Newest Chapter of Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity, First Fraternity Organization in School’s History

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National Aviation Academy’s (NAA) Nu Epsilon Fraternity Chapter offers students connections and influences of the highest examples of integrity and professionalism in aviation maintenance and the aviation industry at large. A ceremony made it official, and upcoming events and initiatives are already in motion, giving the new chapter a strong start and access to more educational and career opportunities.

NAA students become the newest Alpha Eta Rho members, forming a chapter at National Aviation Academy's New England campus.

NAA students become the newest Alpha Eta Rho members, forming a chapter at National Aviation Academy's New England campus.

NAA establishes the newest chapter of Alpha Eta Rho International Fraternity (AHP), a professional, collegiate fraternity, founded to bring together students pursuing careers in aviation.

Made possible by a group of National Aviation Academy (NAA) students and staff that share a passion and commitment to aviation, the institute establishes the newest chapter of Alpha Eta Rho International Fraternity (AHP), a professional, collegiate fraternity, founded to bring together students pursuing careers in aviation.

Membership begins in a college or university where students are introduced to essential chapter functions, local aviation events, and professional development opportunities. As students progress, they become thoroughly involved in chapter operations with options to pursue large scale co-op events to increase aviation awareness and access. Students with exceptional abilities are then encouraged to run for national officer positions to enhance others’ membership experience further. Alumni members hold the key to fostering students through a successful college career and into the global workforce. Additionally, membership provides a method to stay in touch with individuals across the industry.

A great deal of time and effort was spent adapting what was originally designed for traditional two and four-year colleges to fit NAA’s unique program length and design.

The bylaws outlined in the member requirements will hold students to higher standards of academic performance and attendance, among other requirements. Additionally, NAA students and alumni will have access to over 60,000 current aviation industry leaders, mentors, and 35,000 active alumni, connecting students to the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. Cultivating a fraternal bond with AHP will enhance the student experience while at NAA and also continue to serve alumni as they continue to grow and develop their aviation careers for years to come.

The event was attended virtually by the National President Scott Vlasek and National Executive Director Julie Jones and led by NAA Student Services Manager and Alpha Eta Rho Alumni Garrett G. Connolly.

The ceremony began with a recitation of the ritual and distribution of the AHP badge, challenge coins, and certificates, making the 32 charter members official brothers and sisters of Alpha Eta Rho. Next, the chapter’s positions were installed and are held by President Jonathan Velez, Vice President Brian Martell, Treasurer Honor Mathis, and Secretary Gustavo Suero.

NAA’s AHP chapter will use meeting times to conduct study sessions for all NAA students and organize activities to promote community and camaraderie.

For more information about NAA and how you can be part of aviation’s ever-growing legacy, visit naa.edu.

About National Aviation Academy
National Aviation Academy (NAA) has provided world-class aviation maintenance training since 1932. Dedicated to building a quality aviation maintenance workforce, NAA offers training in Aviation Maintenance and Advanced Aircraft Systems. A worldwide reputation has been cultivated through the use of innovative curriculum, hands-on training, and a forward-thinking sensibility. Students gain industry knowledge and exceptional skills by engaging with faculty who have years of experience across all maintenance sectors. Companies that hire NAA graduates offer long-term and viable careers with earning and growth potential. NAA trains individuals from across the globe at campuses located in Clearwater, FL, and Concord, MA. For more information, call (800) 659-2080 or visit http://naa.edu.

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