Campus Buzz

PIA President Appointed to WIAAB

PIA's President and CEO, Suzanne Markle, has been appointed as a member of a newly-formed advisory board tasked with encouraging women's involvement in the aviation industry.The Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB) was established in October of 2019.  WIAAB board members represent a wide-range of aviation organizations, including major...

PIA Hosts Open House Event

All four campuses of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics held Open House Events on Saturday, February 22nd.  Various news sources covered the events, focusing on the industries need for aviation technicians and PIA's students helping to fill that need. PIA's Open Houses also hosted several industry partners, available to discuss...

PIA Hagerstown hosts its First Blood Drive of 2020

PIA students and staff gave the ultimate Valentines Day gift this year, participating in PIA's first blood drive of 2020.  The event, held February 18th, included 23 donors - five of which were first-time donors.  In total, 27 pints of blood were donated from those who participated.  PIA would...

Career Fair – Pittsburgh Campus 2020

PIA Pittsburgh hosted its annual Career Fair on Wednesday, February 19th.  Over 30 organizations were available for soon-to-be graduates and current students to meet with.  As the aviation industry continues to seek qualified individuals to fill technician roles, airlines and aviation companies dominated the fair and discussed employment opportunities...

Lieutenant Governor Visits PIA Myrtle Beach

On Tuesday, February 11th, PIA Myrtle Beach hosted South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette.  The visit was featured on WMBF News, which included meetings with PIA Administrators, a tour of the campus facilities, and interactions with current students as they worked in their shop classes.  Representatives from Piedmont Airlines...

Pittsburgh January 2020 Graduation

PIA would like to extend congratulations to the January 2020 graduating class from the Pittsburgh Campus.  The ceremony, held Monday, January 6th, celebrated the 42 graduates as they completed their Associate Degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Electronics.Obiad Saeed O Hasnoon was named Valedictorian of the class, and...

Youngstown December 2019 Graduation

PIA Youngstown is proud to announce the members of the December 2019 graduating class.  The ceremony, held December 20th, honored the 30 graduates as they completed their Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Preston Sharp was named Valedictorian of the class, and Dakota Pugh was named Salutatorian. Vadim Dyachkin, Alexis Ellin,...