Members of the Management Advisory Council of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) visited Vaughn College to tour the campus and speak with Vaughn College President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo and current students on Thursday, August 29.

Dr. DeVivo welcomed the group, highlighting the College’s student outcomes and efforts the College has made to help students graduate with a futureproof education. Vice President of Training Domenic Proscia also discussed efforts that Vaughn’s Aviation Training Institute is making to meet the growing needs of the industry.

In the afternoon, a student panel was held to discuss the growing personnel needs of the FAA and what best practices could help current industry professionals meet those needs. The speaker panel consisting of students Edwin Bermeo ’20, Christopher Burgos ’23, Xylene Decoteau ’21,  Melissa Hardcastle ’23, Luis Medina ’20 and Vanessa Munoz ’22 spoke to the council about their experiences across the engineering, technology, management, aviation and ATI programs, as well as their long-term career goals as they prepare to enter into the industries the College serves. The council shared their professional expertise with the eager students and discussed applicable tips that will aid the students’ professional  journey.

Vaughn students speak with FAA’s Management Advisory Council Member Stephen Alterman, president of the Cargo Airline Association after the panel.