Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2012 Capt. Jodi Callahan Memorial Graduate Scholarship Recipients

Each year around this time, AFA awards the $1,000 Callahan Memorial Scholarship to deserving Air Force active duty, full time Guard or Reserve pursuing a non-technical Master’s Degree. Congratulations to this year's winners: SSgt Evelyn Nicholson and TSgt James Lloyd for the 2012 Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Graduate Scholarship.

SSgt Nicholson is pursuing a master’s in Business Administration from American Military University. She currently in serving at Osan Air Base in South Korea in Emergency Management Plans & Operations. SSgt Nicholson plans to use her skills developed through her master’s program to become a more effective leader at the tactical level and help improve business operations within the Air Force.

TSgt Lloyd is pursuing a master’s degree in Management from the American Military University. Currently he serves in the selectively manned 25th Space Control Range and is responsible for maintaining over $58 million worth of Air Force systems and equipment at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. TSgt Lloyd plans to use his education courses to enhance his skills relevant to his Air Force Career. He believes many of the courses will contribute to becoming an effective leader as well.

Captain Jodi Callahan was an AFA National Director and a Trustee of the Aerospace Education Foundation. She was a life member of AFA. This scholarship is possible because of the generous donations of her family and friends through the Jodi Callahan Memorial Fund.

“Jodi was both a devoted Airman and scholar. At the time of her death, she was pursuing her second master's degree at George Washington University. Both this program and her Masters of Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University were off duty education initiatives supported in part by the Air Force,” said the Callahan Family. “It takes a lot of determination and hard work to find that right balance of life, scholarship and career. To recognize these Airmen’s achievements and to contribute to their academic growth in the name of our daughter gives us great pleasure. We wish them the best of luck.”

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