CNCC’s Green named James Rardon Student of the Year

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Mikayla Green

RANGELY | Each year, the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) and the Northrop Rice Foundation select one student nationally as the James Rardon Student of the Year. This year CNCC Aviation Maintenance student Mikayla Green joined these prestigious ranks.

This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an aviation maintenance technician student, through academics and involvement that makes a direct impact on the student’s associates, school and/or community.

Ty Harrison, CNCC Aviation Maintenance Instructor, nominated Green for the prestigious award. Green not only maintains a 3.97 GPS, but she is a leader in the shop and provides tutoring and leadership to her classmates. Her outstanding learning and leadership has been recognized by many other organizations including NBAA, CABA, AEA and UPS. In 2018, Green received the Outstanding Non-Traditional Student Award at CNCC.

As Harrison wrote in his nomination letter, “With her passion, knowledge, and work ethic, aircraft maintenance is going to be safer, more compliant, and have greater quality and reliability.”

CNCC takes pride in its Aviation Maintenance Technician program and is honored to have Green among its students and soon, among its alumni. For more information about the Aviation Maintenance Technician program at CNCC, contact Ty Harrison at 970-675-3271 or

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