Cartwright takes flight

Jackie Mantey

Aviation program names Piper plane after retiring president

President Carol Cartwright unveils her name on the twin-engine aircraft the Kent State School of Technology Aeronautics Division named in her honor at a ceremony Thursday at the Kent State University Airport. MICHELE ROEHRIG | SUMMER KENT STATER

Credit: Carl Schierhorn

The Kent State aviation program honored Cartwright’s 15 years of support of the program by naming a new twin-engine Piper PA44 Seminole plane after her.

“This is the first time in our aviation program’s history that we have named a plane in our fleet after someone,” said Isaac Richmond Nettey, senior academic program director of aeronautics.

The aviation program will use the plane for flight education and training in a multi-engine aircraft, he said.