March 17, 2010

National organization honors aviation student

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A student in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized aviation program received honors from a national organization that focuses on encouraging women in aviation.

Shannon W. Roth, a senior in aviation management, earned a scholarship from the Women in Aviation, International. Roth received the award at the organization’s 21st annual conference Feb. 25 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Roth received a $1,000 scholarship, expenses and registration fees to the conference.

“Shannon has been an outstanding student and student leader at SIUC,” said David A. NewMyer, chair of the Department of Aviation Management and Flight. “This is a very well-deserved culmination of her studies at SIUC.”

Roth is the daughter of J. Kevin Roth, of Carbondale, formerly of Springfield. She has a private pilot’s license with an instrument rating and more than 200 hours total flight time. Roth is a member of the SIUC Flying Salukis and is also president of SIU Women in Aviation, a registered student organization.