Pictured from left to right are: 2014 UWSWA Chairman of the Board and Site Director of Airbus Americas Engineering, Inc. David Trent, Leader of the Accelerated Reader program at Gilliard Elementary School Liz Curl, Principal of Gilliard Elementary School Debbie Boldin, UWSWA President and CEO Alan H. Turner II, Ryan New of BBVA Compass, Instructor for the B.C. Rain Aviation and Aerospace Academy Don Jones, Mobile Area Education Foundation CEO Carolyn Akers, B.C. Rain High School Principal Marlow Firle, and Kristi July from B.C. Rain High School
This morning, at Airbus America’s Mobile Engineering office, Airbus and the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) announced the creation of a national education partnership between the organizations. David Trent, Site Director at Airbus Americas and 2014 Board Chair of the United Way of Southwest Alabama restated Airbus’ commitment to education. He shared that Mobile is one of five locations within the United States, where local Airbus facilities have formed an official partnership with their local United Way, to focus on community programs and services that have a positive impact in student education.