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Departmental Organizations

Student involvement is an essential part of your experience at UCM. Tthe Department of Aviation offers several organizations for students to get involved and share experiences with one another.

For further information on these organizations, visit the aviation office or contact an organization member.

UCM Aviation Student Government
In this group, you will have the opportunity to serve as the student perspective for the department and provide advice on improvements, class offerings and more.

Contact: President Zoe Gnaedinger and advisor Darren Smith

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March 2015

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Alpha Eta Rho Fraternity
Alpha Eta Rho has become a highly regarded student organization in the aviation community. The purpose of the fraternity is to further the cause of aviation in all its branches, to instill in the public mind a confidence in aviation, to promote contacts between the students in aviation and those engaged in the profession, and to promote a closer affiliation between the students of aviation for the purposes of education and research. Alpha Eta Rho membership is through a pledge system.

Contact: President Taylre Moore and advisor Fred Schieszer.

UCM Flight Team
The University of Central Missouri Flight Team is a student organization in which dedicated pilots practice and develop aeronautical knowledge and skills. Team membership is attained through competitive testing. Team members compete in regional and national competitions held by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association. These week-long competitions consist of numerous flight and ground events which test aeronautical skills. Each fall, UCM competes in the NIFA Region VI Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference with teams from other schools in the Midwest. The top-scoring teams from this competition earn entry into the NIFA National SAFECON competition, which is held each spring.

Contact: Team Captain Charles Miano and advisors Dave Card and Toru Suda

Women in Aviation
Women in Aviation is a national and local organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Contact: President Sarah Cuendet and advisor Darlene Loeffler

Missouri Pilots Association

Missouri Pilots Association is the largest aviation organization in Missouri, one dedicated to safety and to preserving our privileges to fly. We offer regular opportunities to interact with knowledgeable like-minded people; we also offer a scholarship for students and teachers alike. We welcome all who have an interest in aviation, pilots and non-pilots alike.

Contact: advisor Fred Schieszer