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Listed below are the recipients of the Frank G. Brewer Trophy since its inception in 1943. The text in italics is the citation accompanying the awards. Following the citation is a short biography or description of the recipient, if available. The menu can be used to navigate by decade.

2000 - present   1990-1999   1980-1989   1970-1979   1960-1969   1950-1959   1943-1949  

2000 - present

2008   UNIVERSITY AVIATION ASSOCIATION
For serving as the voice of collegiate aviation for 60 years in support of professional development, scholarship, industry collaboration and promotion of aviation and aerospace careers

2007   No Award Given

2006   MARY FEIK
In recognition of over 65 years of personal and professional dedication to aviation education as a teacher, mentor, innovator, pilot, engineer and leader to America’s youth.

2005   DOCENTS OF NASM (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
For 30 years of leadership and dedicated service in support of the educational programming and outreach of the world’s most visited museum.

The National Air and Space Museum is the most visited museum in the world with more than 250 million visitors entering its doors since opening in July, 1976. In the museum’s mission to "commemorate, educate and inspire," the Docent Corps is an invaluable asset in reaching, educating and inspiring the millions of Americans who visit the museum annually—teaching them about America’s heritage and encouraging them to learn more about the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics key to our nation’s legacy of successes in aviation and space exploration.

2004   DEBORAH V. GALLOWAY
For substantially enhancing and expanding aerospace education by developing government and NASA-sponsored programs, enthusiastically supporting other organizations’ educational programs, inspiring countless numbers of the nation’s teachers and students.

2003   PHILLIP S. WOODRUFF
For exceptional service and dedication in the promotion of aerospace education on a national and international basis, and for building coalitions and programs that support educational objectives.

2002   CIVIL AIR PATROL
For over 61 years of volunteer service during which the Civil Air Patrol inspired America’s youth to explore the wonders of aviation and space flight and promoted aerospace education excellence in the United States.

2001   THE NINETY-NINES, INC.
For significant contributions of enduring value in the field of aviation and space education in the United States.

THE NINETY-NINES, INC., is an international organization of licensed women pilots from 35 countries with over 5,500 members throughout the world (in 2007). Although there are other female pilot organizations in various states and nations, virtually all women of achievement in aviation have been or are members of The Ninety-Nines.

The organization came into being November 2, 1929, at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. All 117 American female pilots had been invited to assemble for mutual support and the advancement of aviation. Louise Thaden was elected secretary and worked tirelessly to keep the group together as we struggled to organize and grow until 1931, when Amelia Earhart was elected as first president and the group was named for the 99 charter members.

2000   NASA SPACELINK TEAM
In recognition of NASA's Spacelink Team's contributions to the educational community for over a decade of service of providing electronic access to NASA aeronautics and space-related information and educational materials.

1990’s

1999   RUSSELL W. WATSON
1998   GORDON B. HOFF
1997   DR. FRANK G. MITCHELL
1996   JACK K. BARKER
1995   DR. THOMAS J. CONNOLLY
1994   RAYMOND J. JOHNSON
1993   GARY W. KITELEY
1992   DR. WALLACE R. MAPLES
1991   KENNETH L. TALLMAN
1990   LOCKHART J. SMITH JR.

1980’s

1989   (No Award Was Given)
1988   DR. CURTIS M. GRAVES
1987   DR. JOHN D. ODEGARD
1986   DR. PAUL A. WHELAN
1985   CHARLES ALFRED (CHIEF) ANDERSON
1984   MARY JO KNOUFF
1983   SENATOR BARRY M. GOLDWATER
1982   JOHN V. SORENSON
1981   EDWARD W. STIMPSON
1980   FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND DR. JEROME P. KEUPER, President and Founder, Florida Institute of Technology

1970’s

1979   PAUL H. POBEREZNY
1978   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
1977   THE HONORABLE DON H. CLAUSEN
1976   DR. J. WESLEY CRUM
1975   DR. LESLIE L. THOMASON
1974   DR. WAYNE R. MATSON
1973   DR. FREDERICK B. TUTTLE
1972   DR. WAYNE O. REED
1971   PROFESSOR HAROLD S. WOOD
1970   DR. WALTER ZAHAREVITZ

1960’s

1969   James H. Straubel
1968   Joseph T. Geuting, Jr.
1967   Dr. Roland H. Spaulding
1966   Dr. Mervin K. Strickler, Jr.
1965   Mrs. Jane N. Marshall
1964   Gill Robb Wilson
1963   Marilyn Link
1962   Dr. Merlyn Mclaughlin
1961   James V. Bernardo
1960   George N. Gardner, Pan American World Airways, Inc.

1950’s

1959   Dr. Paul E. Garber, Head Curator and Historian, National Air Museum
1958   Dr. Evan Evans
1957   Edwin A. Link
1956   Ray O. Mertes
1955   Willis C. Brown
For services rendered in seeking, through group action, to interest more youths in some phase of aviation through classroom and experience-type programs. View biography.

1954   Dr. John H. Furbay, Director, Air World Education, Trans World Airlines
1953   Dr. Leslie A. Bryan, Director, Institute of Aviation, University of Illinois
1952   Civil Air Patrol
1951   Dr. Harold E. Mehrens, Supervisor of the Aviation Education Program, Civil Aeronautics Administration
1950   Senior Lt. John H. Burton, USN

1940’s

1949   Mrs. Elsie W. Adams, Supervisory Teacher, Denver Public Schools
1948   Philip S. Hopkins, President, Board Of Education, Binghampton, New York
1947   Dr. Nickolaus L. Englehardt, Jr., Air Age Education Research
1946   Dr. Frank E. Sorenson, Associate Professor of Education, University Of Nebraska
1945   Dr. Huber W. Hurt, Director Of Development And Research, Boy Scouts Of America
1944   Dr. Edgar Fuller, Assistant Director, Aviation Education Program of the Civil Aeronautics Administration
1943   Civil Aeronautics Administration

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