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UD Student Earns Prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship

University of Dubuque senior Rebekah Godwin has earned a prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship. The fellowship provides paid internships and executive mentorship for exceptional undergraduate women and gender-minority students in aerospace. This is the first year UD has been represented in the program.

Godwin, a flight operations and aviation double major, was one of only 40 women selected from a pool of over 500 applications to be named to the Brooke Owens Fellowship Class of 2020.

“Brookies” are selected for the fellowship based on their talent, experience, commitment to service, and creativity. Their experience in the program is designed to help them grow in each of those areas, turning promising students into thriving leaders.

As part of the program, Godwin will intern this summer at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.

While at UD, Godwin expanded her interest in flight from the classroom to volunteerism. She is president of Women in Aviation at UD and was involved with American Association of Airport Executives.

Aviation has always been a part of Godwin’s life. Her father, Kenneth Godwin, assistant professor of aviation, has always worked in the aviation industry.

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