|Aerospace maintenance technicians receive awards|
Twenty-seven maintenance technicians at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences earned awards for their participation in initial and recurrent maintenance training. UND’s Aircraft Maintenance Department was also presented the Employer Diamond Certificate of Excellence Award, the highest honor available to a college aviation maintenance facility. This award was presented to Bruce Smith at the North Dakota Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium in March.
Phase 1 (Bronze) award recipient: Sheena Larson. Phase 2 (Silver) award recipients include: Amos Berg; Andrew Capouch; Chad Everson; Joshua Larson; Paul LeHardy; Chad Symington; Dale Thompson.
Phase 3 (Gold) award recipients include: Scott Baker; Joe Berhow; Chad Carlson; Steve Carpenter; Paul Haukebo; Dan Kasowski; Robert Kunze; Brian Milling; Joel Robberstad; Daniel Sprosty; Rick Steinke; and Morgan Stroh.
Phase 4 (Ruby) awards: Mike Agotness; Mike Budziszewski; Kirk Peterson; and Steven Riddle.
Phase 5 (Diamond) awards: Cole Bladow; Clark Gebhard and Ryan McClean.
In addition Mike Agotness, Scott Baker, Joe Berhow, Mike Budziszewski, Chad Carlson, Steve Carpenter, Paul Haukebo, Dan Kasowski, Robert Kunze, Joshua Larson, Brian Milling, Kirk Peterson, Steve Riddle, Joel Robberstad, Morgan Stroh, and Dale Thompson will received a gold seal award for receiving the AMT award for five or more consecutive years.
Ten Employer Diamond Certificates of Excellent Awards (one for each of the past ten years) cover a wall in the maintenance department. “These ten certificates and the 27 individual certificates awarded here today demonstrate the devotion and obligation put forth by our staff to maintain the highest level of aircraft maintenance possible,” said Dan Kasowski, Director of Maintenance at UND Aerospace.