Avionics News February 2013 - 59
Carla Flor’s aviation career began with a bachelor’s degree in aviation maintenance technology from Penn College, an AEA member institution.
to work. But instead, she chose to enroll in college to
continue her education.
So what was it that attracted Flor to Penn College?
“Penn College was just what I needed,” Flor said.
“I really wanted to experience the college life, be independent and learn what I am passionate about in a
peaceful learning environment. I really couldn’t think
of a better college I could have attended. The instructors, staff and students were very welcoming. All of
my professors were very knowledgeable about the subjects they were teaching, and they were really interested in helping students by making sure they understood
the lessons being taught. Another thing I loved was the
fact that everyone was very friendly. Small class sizes,
student-to-teacher ratio and a beautiful campus made it
even more convenient and reassuring.”
Flor’s enthusiasm for Penn College did not go unnoticed. One professor remarked, “she bleeds Penn
College.” As one of the aviation program’s most passionate students, Flor began finding herself invited
to recruiting events. In one case, she and a classmate
rode into LaGuardia airport in one of her professor’s
airplanes to represent the college at her alma mater,
Aviation High. This particular professor enjoyed exerContinued on following page