Pilot Pinning Ceremony

The second annual Pilot Pinning Ceremony and Dinner, hosted by the Colleran Family, was held on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m. This event recognized students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot.

Students received their first set of wings for successfully earning their Private Pilot certificate from Kent State University. New this year, students who have received Certified Flight Instructor certifications were honored with an additional set of wings to commemorate this transition from student to mentor. 

This event is also special to College of Aeronautics and Engineering alumni who present students with their pins. Last year, approximately 110 students participated in the inaugural event with more than 25 alumni representing classes from 1970-2020.

This year, the event was held in the new Henry and Louise Timken Atrium in the Aeronautics and Engineering Building (1400 Lefton Esplanade, Kent, OH 44242).