PAUL H. POBEREZNY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT, EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
For outstanding promotion of aviation education for the young for over a quarter of a century; for the motivational impact his aviation programs have had on thousands of young Americans; for his initiating "Project Schoolflight," the program of building an aircraft in the schools; for inspiring air minded youth to work with hand and mind toward a common goal, the completion of an airplane.
MICHAEL COLLINS, UNDER SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION AND THE TEAM OF PEOPLE HE ASSEMBLED WHILE SERVING AS DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
He was elected for having put into place a vibrant and exciting education apparatus available to every citizen reminding Americans of their proud heritage of aviation and space accomplishments, and inspiring young people to help contribute new advancements in aeronautics and astronautics.
THE HONORABLE DON H. CLAUSEN
For outstanding leadership and performance in a number of activities in furthering aviation and space education, including chairmanship of the California Task Force on Aerospace Aviation Education. He also authored federal legislation establishing a civil aviation information distribution program designed to provide state and local school administrators and college university officials with information materials and expertise on various aspects of civil aviation.
DR. J. WESLEY CRUM
For his dedication, enthusiasm and contributions to aviation and space education over the past 20 years, and specifically for his sensitive responses and creative leadership which has become a standard for all to respect and emulate.
DR. LESLIE L. THOMASON
For his dedication in the development of creative and imaginative aviation education programs in government, industry and the academic community which have impacted and enlightened millions of people throughout the world about air transportation.
DR. WAYNE R. MATSON
For his outstanding contributions to the field of aerospace education over the years serving as educator, author, lecturer, pilot and consultant; working for the educational community as well as government and industry in the furtherance of aerospace education; and most recently for creating, launching and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Directory and The Journal of Aerospace Education.
DR. FREDERICK B. TUTTLE
For three decades of outstanding contributions to air age education and training in the Civil Aeronautics Administration, the field of higher education, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and through the National Aerospace Education Association. Hundreds of thousands of elementary and secondary school pupils and teachers have benefited from his innovative leadership in aviation and space education.
DR. WAYNE O. REED
As one of the nation's foremost exponents in aerospace education on both the state and national level, he has been instrumental in introducing millions of young people into an understanding of the air age.
PROFESSOR HAROLD S. WOOD
For his unselfish dedication to the cause of youth aviation and education as a teacher at Parks College for nearly a quarter of a century and, specifically, for his leadership and exemplary efforts in founding and nurturing the National Intercollegiate Flying Association and Alpha Eta Rho.
DR. WALTER ZAHAREVITZ
For his unflagging endeavors in developing and introducing aviation and space concepts to the youth of the nation. His demonstrated ability in managing the National Aerospace Education Council, his writing and creative abilities and his continuing contributions to education throughout his distinguished career as an aerospace education leader.