Two PIA students have been named recipients of the 2022 David J. Forgac Aviation Scholarship. “We are so excited to keep our father’s memory alive in such a tangible way. We hope that these ladies graduate and enjoy exciting careers in aviation,” said Mandy Forgac, PIA graduate (’02) and daughter of the late David Forgac – the avid pilot, A&P Mechanic and Aviation Instructor for whom the scholarship is named. Hagerstown student Raegan Buzzard and Youngstown student Bailey Kimmel were presented with the $1,000 scholarships by their respective Campus Directors, Butch Adams and Joe DeRamo.
I am passionate about women in aviation. Here at PIA I have a lot of support available to me, but in a male dominated trade, most women do not get that kind of support.
– Bailey Kimmel
Don’t ever let something hold you back. People don’t hire you for your aptitude. They hire you for your attitude. Work hard and be positive.
– Raegan Buzzard