February, 2013 – Dallas, TX – North Texas Business Aviation Association (NTBAA) awarded their first 2013 Scholarship to a student and Army Veteran from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Ft. Worth, Texas last month. Dago D. Toruga was awarded $2500 toward his studies at the University.
Mr. Toruga worked on Apache Helicopters in the Army for 8 years and also instructed helicopter safety operations in Arizona. A dedicated student at ERAU’s Ft. Worth campus, Mr. Taruga hopes to work in airport management and plans to graduate in January 2014.
“We are proud to award Mr. Toruga this scholarship from NTBAA and appreciate the service he has provided our country as an Army Veteran,” commented Ray Santa, Steering Committee Director and Scholarship Program Leader for NTBAA, and Director of Business Development for Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI). “We look forward to working with the local campuses of Embry-Riddle to give back to these students like Dago that are destined for a successful career in Aviation” added Santa.
The Scholarship was awarded to Dago Tarugo last month and will support his educational expenses for the 2013-2014 academic school year.
The NTBAA is an association that brings together the growing North Texas Business Aviation Community. It provides a forum to network, educate, mentor, share best practices, and represent the interests of the business aviation industry. This group is made up of local flight operations, manufacturers and associated business aviation vendors, suppliers, and service providers, and it creates a platform to interact with policy makers and officials whose decisions affect this industry at the grass roots level. It also brings those in the North Texas area together for a free exchange of ideas and concerns and foster both professional and educational opportunities.