14 March 2013

Fly Girls Bessie Coleman Chapter Recognized by Denver Mayor Hancock

Jacqueline Withers and her students stand in front
of a mural they painted at The Excel Institute
It has been awhile, and I'm still working on getting more interviews for your listening pleasure. Don't count me out yet. In the works now is an interview with the founder of the Fly Girls Bessie Coleman Chapter in Denver, Jacqueline Withers. Her commitment and unfathomable drive to inspire and support young women in all aspects of life through the use of aviation is just awe inspiring. So much so, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has proclaimed March 23, 2013 as "Fly Girls Bessie Coleman Chapter Day."  
 The following is an excerpt from her blog at Take Flight Leadership Aviation.

"A wonderful organization called Fly Girls Bessie Coleman is teaching young adults how to fly and achieve their dreams in aviation. Founder Jacqueline Withers along with an esteem list of volunteers and sponsors, assist the teenagers in achieving their dreams.
The vision started for Ms. Jacqueline Withers, who is from Chicago, and is the director of Take Flight Leadership, with her painting murals of the Tuskegee Airmen and she wanted to expound on that vision to include children of all races in helping them live out their dreams and expectations. 
Through this journey, the Fly Girls have already visited Chicago and Las Vegas just to name a few of the places they have been. The Fly Girls have also won scholarships that have taken them to Alabama, Wisconsin, and Dallas. The Fly Girls are also authors, with self-publishing their first book, which can be found on www.blurb.com."
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If you are going to be in the Denver area on March 23, 2013, you are invited to attend the proclamation. Boys and girls ages 8-17 are eligible to register for the program. Current participants will be there to answer questions and impress. On a personal note, I first came across Jacqueline a year ago, when I saw her girls at a friends graduation. They were impressive from the instant I saw them. Confident, courteous, helpful, driven and full of self awareness. There was no mistaking the girls were destined to change the world. I highly recommend everyone who has ever wanted to inspire a child to greatness, follow Jacqueline. She's has the magic and it's working.

Stay tuned for the coming interview.

03 May 2012

It's Intermission...

Thank you to our listeners who have been sending emails, messages and other inquiries. We offer our most humble apologies. The BoXX Office is not gone. We are only in Intermission while our host finishes up her classes for this Spring Semester. Her studies have been  particularly demanding and as such, she focused on completing her education load.

The guest list for the next couple episodes has been building and soon final requests and confirmations will be going out. Once this semester has ended and all finals are completed, rest assured, The BoXX Office will be back in production. Keep sending in those suggestions and requests for guests. They are much appreciated.

For now, our Facebook page is still continuing the tradition of "This Day in Women's Aviation and Aerospace History" notations. If you know of something we are missing, PLEASE share. We are here for you.

Once again, we thank all our listeners and supporters for the many inquiries and guest suggestions. We've heard them all and will begin making requests very shortly.

11 February 2012

Episode 005 - Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

Welcome to The BoXX Office. Below are the show notes for this episode providing a brief introduction and links to stories covered in this episode. Also, just below this paragraph is a link to download the audio file in an mp3 format that can be listened to on a computer or other personal music listening device, (iPod, mp3 player, Windows Media player, etc.) 

Hope you enjoy the show. Let's burn this candle!

News Reel 

Dr. Mae C. Jemison


Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger
  • On Feb. 6, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general, and as the next commander of Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). 

Feature Presentation

Originally from the United Kingdom, Suzanne Collins lived in South America before returning to the U.K. to finish her degree in Electrical Engineering. Eventually she immigrated to the United States and found gainful work as an Electronics technician before transitioning into the world of Information Technology and adding another degree to her resume in Business Administration. Her personal drive to continue learning as much as possible eventually led her to the sky. Flying was not a passion she anticipated but she discovered quickly that it was what she was meant to do. 

Aviation Accomplishments:
2007       Private Pilot
2009       Instrument Pilot
              Instrument Ground Instructor
                *(2009 AMESF Winner)

              FAA Safety Basic & Advanced WINGS
2010       Advanced Ground Instructor
              FAA Safety Basic, Advanced, and  Master WINGS
2011       SeaPlane Single-Engine (Add-On)
              FAA Safety Basic SeaWINGS
Aircraft Flown:  Cessna 172N/R/RG/SP/G1000, C177RG, CZAW SportCruzr, Diamond DA20 (A1/C1), DA40, Flight Design CTSw, Piper Arrow/Cherokee/Warrior, Symphony S160. 
Aviation Affiliation/Membership:
For more information or to contact Suzanne directly, she can be found on Twitter at @techiepilot


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