Alumni Visit Tampa Bay Campus

Two highly-successful alumni visited the Tampa Bay campus on Friday, March 10, 2017. Craig Kauzlaric of Pratt & Whitney and former NAA Student Council President Terry Alexander of The Boeing Company shared their unique perspectives with current students and team members. Their first-hand accounts of how to best transition from campus to career emphasized NAA’s mission of preparing students for employment in the aviation industry.


Kauzlaric and Alexander fully embody what it means to be wingmen. They worked hard in their courses, went the extra mile and landed well-earned positions with prestigious employers. They represent two distinct paths within the boundless aviation industry. Where will your aviation journey lead you?

NAA Students Recognized for Achievement

Two NAA students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement, attendance and drive. We are pleased to announce that Su Van Truong of the New England campus and Janice Hughes of Tampa Bay have been awarded these prestigious honors.

Truong was recognized as a 2017 Women in Aviation International (WAI) scholarship winner, where he was described as “intelligent, motivated, enthusiastic and in the top 5% of his class.”

Su Van Truong

Hughes was also presented a scholarship. It was noted that Hughes “displays all the essential skills and temperament to become not only a good team member, but also a future team leader. She is sought after to tutor and advise.”

Janice Hughes

Both individuals exemplify how hard work and dedication pays off both in school and towards a future career path. Congratulations!

New England – February 2017 Graduation

NAA—New England hosted a graduation ceremony for Class 1115 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Maynard Lodge of Elks in Maynard, MA. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the achievements of the 42 students who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program.

Students who exhibited outstanding performance received specialized awards. Nigel Mohammed was presented with the Top Mechanic award. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award went to Su Truong. Diana Piesak received the Student Council award. Perfect Attendance awards were presented to Eric Byrnes, Tuongvan Cai, Kevin Collado, Mehrdad Heydariantabael and Timothy Quinn.

Congratulations, graduates! Your impact on the aviation industry begins here – best of luck in your new careers.