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Wegener Named UCM 2015 Student Employee of the Year

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 14, 2015) – Carl Wegener, a senior aviation major from Harrisburg, recently was named Student Employee of the Year at the University of Central Missouri. Wegener received the award during a reception in celebration of National Student Employment Week.

Carl Wegener Student Employee of the Year
Carl Wegener, left, a senior aviation major from Harrisburg, recently received the University of Central Missouri Student Employee of the Year Award from Mary Kalledes, right, financial aid counselor in the Office of Student Financial Assistance and a member of the UCM Student Employee of the Year selection committee.

Wegener was one of 19 UCM students nominated by faculty, staff and administrators for the honor. He is employed in aviation maintenance at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport, the university-owned airport that also serves Warrensburg and the Johnson County, Missouri area. He has been employed at the airport since April 2014.

In his position Wegener assists with supervised aircraft maintenance activities, including tire and engine maintenance, washing aircraft, running engines and taxiing aircraft. He helped design standardized work stations that ensure mechanics have all necessary tools and materials within reach, and he is recognized as one of the top welders in the shop.

Wegener is also a member of the UCM Flight Team. As such, he has volunteered his time to create defects in aircraft that must be found by aviation students during pre-flight inspections, improving skills that have helped the flight team succeed in competition.

“I have spent many years in the industry, and I know Carl will be highly successful in his chosen field,” said Stephen Quick, director of aircraft maintenance at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport, in his nomination of Wegener. “His work ethic is evident in the quality of his work, and he has earned the highest trust and respect from the certificated mechanics.

Wegener is the son of Les and Colleen Wegener of Harrisburg and a graduate of Hickman High School, Columbia.