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11 June 2022

Aerospace-inspired art by local students at San Antonio Interntional Airport

The Dee Howard Foundation, San Antonio International Airport, will unveil works by finalists in annual art competition.

28 October 2021

Future of Flight Art Contest Press Release

(OCTOBER 28, 2021) -- On October 24th, 2021 the foundation launched its newest contest with the theme, The Future of Flight. “For this year’s contest, we are asking young people to use their imaginations to create art that explores what flight might look like in the next 20 years. 

08 October 2021

DHF Announces Newest Slate of Officers

Dee Howard Foundation’s newest slate of officers will support growth and expansion of organization’s innovative educational mission. Wayne Fagan, founder and first board chair, to pass the leadership of DHF to a transformative team.

07 October 2021

SwRI’S Alan Stern named AGU Fellow, AIAA Associate Fellow

In recognition of his contributions to Earth and space sciences, Dr. Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

13 August 2021

Christina Martinez interviewed on CNN

And joining me now is board president of San Antonio's independent school district. Hi, nice to see you. So, classes just started in the San Antonio independent school district. Have you had any issues with children showing up maskless?

28 June 2021

Dee Howard Foundation’s first Executive Director will chart a course for strategic growth and innovation in San Antonio’s educational landscape

San Antonio, Texas – Christina Martinez will be The Dee Howard Foundation’s first Executive Director. Martinez, who has 20 years of executive-level experience in the nonprofit, educational, public affairs, and business sectors, will lead efforts to grow and strengthen the Foundation’s work that is connecting with, inspiring, and guiding students in school districts throughout the region toward educational and career paths in aerospace, aviation, and other exciting technical fields.   

03 April 2021

Hallmark University’s President is Appointed to the Board of Directors of The Dee Howard Foundation

Hallmark University’s President and CEO Joe Fisher joins The Dee Howard Foundation’s Board of Directors, bringing with him nearly thirty years of experience in higher education and training aircraft technicians for the aviation industry. 

11 October 2020

Aviation pioneer Dee Howard’s legacy lives on at UTSA

(SAN ANTONIO, October 8, 2020) – Nearly $250,000 have been endowed to support students and faculty in the  UTSA College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Program.

09 September 2020

Mission to Mars Art Contest Press Release

(SEPTEMBER, 8, 2020) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The Dee Howard Foundation (DHF) are joining with local, state, and national partners to establish the Dee Howard Foundation/UTSA Pre-K thru 12 Aviation and Aerospace Art Contest

14 October 2019

USAF announces grants—congrats to UTSA Assistant Prof. Chris Combs

Chris Combs, Ph.D., UTSA College of Engineering Dee Howard Endowed Assistant Professor, awarded a research grant as part of the United States Air Force Young Investigator Research Program

15 June 2019

433rd Maintenance Group inducts honorary commander

12 June, 2019 — Wayne Fagan, Chair, The Dee Howard Foundation, was inducted as an Honorary Commander of the 433rd Airlift Wing (Alamo Wing) USAF.

05 April 2019

Four San Antonio Innovators, Leaders Headed Into Aviation Hall of Fame

Two entrepreneur-inventors, a NASA astronaut, and an Air Force general will be recognized for their contributions to aviation and aerospace history.

03 April 2017

Ex Senator, Pioneering Astronaut Inducted into San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame

San Antonio's Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame last evening inducted its second round of local notables, including the first African American in space and America's first Latina military pilot.

08 April 2016

San Antonio salutes its aviation history

The inaugural dinner of the San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame took place March 31, with a sell-out gathering of some 480 aviation supporters and dignitaries attending.

08 April 2016

Aviation Hall of Fame inaugural event set in San Antonio

The aviation and aerospace history of San Antonio, Texas, will be in focus at the inaugural event of the new San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame on March 31.

01 April 2016

Group Celebrates Aviation, Aerospace Hall of Famers

The creation of a new Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame in San Antonio will help nurture future innovators in the field across South Texas. Valero hosted the inaugural dinner Thursday night at a hangar at the San Antonio Airport.

06 February 2016

Coming Soon: San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame

As a lasting tribute to the city’s place in aviation and aerospace history, community leaders in San Antonio have established the San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame, with its inaugural class of inductees to be honored at a dinner on Thursday, March 31.

29 July 2014

Texas Aviation Hall of Fame

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29 July 2014

Nordam NBAA Howard Fage Scholarship

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27 May 2014

Dee Howard Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering

We are seeking a total of $150,000 in community support to grow an existing endowment that will promote aerospace engineering in memory of aviation innovator and entrepreneur Dee Howard.

20 March 2014

Dee Howard Memorial Endowed Faculty Fellowship

UTSA Reception announcing the establishment of the Dee Howard Memorial Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering.

20 March 2014

Dee Howard Foundation Fund

Establishment of the Dee Howard Foundation Fund at the San Antonio Area Foundation.

03 June 2013

Dee Howard Way Dedication

Dedication of Dee Howard Way at San Antonio International Airport


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