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New Aviation Room
Harv's Air Owner Harv Penner and President Dr. Gus Konkel cutting the ribbon.
Harv Penner and his wife cut the cake.
Providence Aviation students in flight.

Providence College aviation students have just received a valuable resource -- a room to themselves, equipped with computers and aviation software.

Providence officially launched the new aviation room with a grand opening on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6:45 p.m.  Harv Penner and his wife, who own Harv's Air which partners with Providence’s aviation program, were in attendance to cut the ribbon in dedication of the new room and resources.

Currently, students enrolled in the program are in partnership with Harv’s Air, an award-winning aviation-training program located in Steinbach, MB.

“A Providence education with flight instruction from Harv's Air has produced some of the finest pilots in Manitoba,” says Dr. August Konkel, president of Providence College and Seminary.

Konkel has been a key supporter in making this effort possible. He says he has long recognized the need for aviation students to have a suitable workspace with proper resources close to home.

“Aviation students are highly invested in Providence,” says Konkel. “Their total investment for their education is much above the average college student. It is therefore mandatory that the institution provide them with the learning resources they need. The particular needs for aviation students include materials essential to their studies, such as large maps and desk space, computers dedicated to aviation software, and an environment where students of dedicated interest can gather to learn from each other.”

The goal of the room is to help improve the experience of aviation students in facilitating their studies, which includes being able to do the technical part of their studies together with other aviation students on campus.

The aviation program at Providence College is a four-year degree.

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