Air Force 2nd Lt. Jason R. Royko has graduated from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
This 54-week pilot training program begins with a six-week preflight phase of academics and physical training to prepare students for flight. The second phase, primary training, is conducted in the single-engine, turboprop T-6A Texan II. Primary training takes approximately 23 weeks and includes 254 hours of ground instruction, 27 hours in the flight simulator and 89 hours in the T-6A aircraft.
After primary training, students select advanced training in the fighter-bomber or airlift-tanker track.
Royko is the son of Teresa and Edward Royko, and brother of Joey Royko, all of Denver.
He is a 2009 graduate of North Lincoln High School, Lincolnton, N.C. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2014 from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
These Furman University students, all from Davidson, are included on the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.
▪ Clarissa Clark, daughter of Clarissa Clark and Jeffrey Clark.
▪ Abigail Driest, daughter of Elizabeth Driest and William Driest.
▪ Dandridge Kerr, son of Russell Kerr and Sallie Kerr.
▪ Rebecca Kuzmanovich, daughter of Mary Beth Kuzmanovich and Zoran Kuzmanovich.
▪ Alexandra Sappington, daughter of Anne Manos and John Sappington.
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. recently honored Kevin Ross of Davidson for his induction into the international sociology honor society, the Alpha Kappa Delta. Ross attended Cannon School and is majoring in sociology and anthropology at St. Olaf. He is the son of Kelly and Pamela Ross of Davidson.