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Tidewater Tech Wins Overall Best Community Awareness and Involvement at ACT Inaugural Admissions & Education Conference

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, and Tidewater Tech (ACT) family of schools held their inaugural Admissions & Education Conference from January 23-26, 2022. The conference featured both Directors of Admissions and Education to promote learning and interdepartmental collaboration. The organization gives special thanks to Dr. Mike Lanouette, Vice President of Administration, and Charlie Parker, Vice President of Marketing & Enrollment Management for the vision and thoughtful training sessions. Zoe Thompson, Director of Academic Affairs, and her team took this vision and executed a fantastic event, known as “The Greatest Showman.”

Throughout the course of the conference, leaders were immersed in valuable training created by a host of peers. Featured presenters included Vickie Clements, Director of Compliance, and Carol Woodard, CEO of Change is the New Black. “Providing campus leadership with opportunities to hear industry leaders and peers speak was invaluable to the professional development of our admissions and education teams,” said Dr. Mike Lanouette.

Attendees were serenaded with a live rendition of “Come Together” featuring Executive Vice President, Dr. Joel English as well as Vice Presidents Pat Thomas, Charlie Parker, and Dr. Mike Lanouette.  Said Charlie Parker, “Collaboration is a big focus for 2022 and beyond and it is important to seize the opportunity to learn from other departments.”  On Wednesday, January 26, the conference concluded with an awards ceremony to highlight the arduous work of leaders within the organization. These awards highlighted leaders’ ability to serve students both in the education sector as well as their support in the admissions process.

New Student Growth 2021 Centura – Norfolk, VA Campus New Student Growth 2020-2021 Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Teterboro, NJ Campus
Overall Best Customer Service Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Kansas City, MO Campus Campus Graduation Rate Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Teterboro, NJ Campus
Overall Best Community Awareness and Involvement Tidewater Tech – Norfolk, VA Director of Education of the Year Troy Majeska, Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Orlando, FL Campus
Overall Best Employee Engagement and Retention Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Houston, TX Campus Director of Education of the Year Kimberly Tucker, Centura College – Peninsula Campus
Outstanding Re-Entry Performance Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Norfolk, VA, Campus Director of Admissions of the Year Sara Hamm Centura College – Chesapeake, VA Campus
Outstanding Performance Growth Centura – Chesapeake, VA Campus Martingale Award Ashley Morgan

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, and Tidewater Tech

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), Centura College, and Tidewater Tech have been part of an organization dedicated to helping people develop careers since 1969. By training working adults in aviation maintenance, healthcare, technology, business, and trades, they connect communities with some of the fastest-growing career fields in today’s marketplace. The schools offer professional facilities, knowledgeable instructors, day or evening classes, and job placement assistance.  AIM’s campuses are in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, San Francisco Bay, Orlando, and Norfolk.  Centura College and Tidewater Tech are located in Hampton Roads, VA.  To learn more, visit,, and


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