Awards

AWAM Awards recognizes inspiring individuals who have been devoted to the maintenance field, had the courage to make their dreams come true, and encouraged others.

Nominees must have demonstrated, among other qualities, their commitment to community and/or campus service, leadership, responsibility, and professionalism. Recipients are recognized during AWAM’s meetings and other conferences.  (Awards are not necessarily given annually)

Richard C. Wellman Award
Mary Ann Eiff – Teacher of the Year Award
Student of the Year Award

Awards Application Download: 2017 Awards Application
Previous recipients:
2016 – Jim Mazeski
2014 – Tom Hendershot
2007 – Alice Rice
2005 – John Goglia
2004 – Mary Feik
2003 – Victor Boyce
2002 – Richard C. Wellman
The 2016 Richard C. Wellman Recipient Jim Mazeski.

2016 Richard C. Wellman Award Recipient – Jim Mazeski (Pratt & Whitney)

Richard C. Wellman Award
Established by the AWAM Board of Directors in 2002,  the Richard C. Wellman Award recognizes deserving men and women who consistently and conscientiously champion women in aviation technology.  Richard “Dick” C. Wellman, the first award recipient, received the award at the PAMA awards luncheon, Indianapolis, IN. Richard, at that time, was the Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center Director and is a previous Chairman of PAMA.  He has been a key advocate of AWAM since its inception in 1997.

Mary Ann Eiff presents the 2016 Teacher of the Year Award to Jon Byrd

2016 Teacher of the Year – Jon Byrd (With Mary Ann Eiff)

Mary Ann Eiff – Teacher of the Year Award
Named after first year recipient, Mary Ann Eiff, this award honors a teacher who goes above and beyond to inspire others.

Previous recipients:
2016 – Jon Byrd
2013 – Becky Baker Duncan
2012 – Rebecca Teerink

2011 – Gail Rouscher
2009 – Raylene Alexander
2008 – Greg Klein
2007 – Rebecca Armstrong
2006 – Lisa Soderquist
2005 – Jon Leever
2004 – Stephen Harms
Previous recipients:
2016 – Stephanie A. Morris
2015 – Salem Saoud
2014 – Monica Miller
2013 – Raquel Oliva
2012 – Karen Knewston
2011 – Rasheedah Grafton
2010 – Felicia Kaylor
2009 – Yesenia Arroyo
2008 – Brittany England
2007 – Katherine Crysel
2006 – Rebecca Hopkins
2005 – Anna M. Romer
2004 – Christi Garner
2003 – Nancy Jones
2002 – Nicole Cagnolatti
AWAM President Lynette Ashland presents 2016 Student of the Year Award to Stephanie A. Morris

2016 Student of the Year – Stephanie A. Morris with Lynette Ashland, Director.

Student of the Year Award
Honoring a hardworking student who goes above and beyond the normal classroom requirements.

Rosa Mitzel Guerra

Rosa Mitzel Guerra

Beyond All Odds Award
Honoring a deserving, hardworking student with a great attitude.  This is an award to honor an individual who has become successful despite enormous challenges.

(This award is no longer offered)

Previous recipients:
2010 – Corrie Ambrose
2009 – Jerri Evans
2007 – Diane Rehfeld
2005 – Lt. Col. Karen Aravich
2004 – Janice Whittaker
2003 – Chastity Prescott-Salinsky
2002 – Rosa Mitzel Guerra and Therese Stone
2001 – Heidi Helfrich
Special recognition in the area of art depicting women in aviation maintenance was awarded to the following recipients:

2001 Don Freight,
“Rosie and the Fork-tail Devil”

1999 Cher Hogan,
“Personal Touch”

ART182AWAM Art Award
In conjunction with CAE SimuFlite and Flying Magazine, AWAM supported an Aviation Art Award to recognize artists depicting women in aviation maintenance.  This aviation art show was first held in 1993. AWAM became involved in 1999 when AWAM presented Cher Hogan with a special recognition award for her painting “Personal Touch,” which depicted women in the aviation maintenance career field.  The CAE Horizons of Flight Art Awards is one of only two non-military art competitions and exhibitions in the United States.  It was created to support aviation artists by displaying and promoting their work to the public. Aviation art entered in the competition is displayed at the CAE SimuFlite’s Dallas/Fort Worth training center.  In addition to the general public, the show is seen each week by hundreds of pilots and maintenance technicians who train at CAE SimuFlite.  (This award is no longer offered)