Rep. Lipinski Honors Lewis University for Receiving Top Aviation Award
Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) visited Lewis University on Nov. 23 to talk about his recognition in the United States House of Representatives of the school’s Aviation Department for winning the prestigious Loening Trophy. The congressman, a member of the Aviation Subcommittee in Congress, presented aviation students and university officials, including Lewis President Brother James Gaffney and Aviation Department Chairman William John Brogan, with an official copy of his statement. The presentation took place in front of 500 people who came to Lewis University’s main campus for Aviation Career Day.
The trophy, named after Grover Loening, the first aeronautical engineer who worked with the Wright Brothers, is given to the country’s top aviation program at the annual National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference. It is considered the oldest and most prestigious of all collegiate aviation awards.
“Lewis University has seen significant growth in their aviation department over the past few years and has emerged as one of our nation’s preeminent programs,” Rep. Lipinski said in his statement. “This honor recognizes that Lewis continues to be a collegiate aviation leader in our nation. I am proud to have this great university in my district. May the students and faculty at Lewis enjoy this prestigious award and continue their tremendous work training our future aviation workforce.”
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