By Published On: January 1, 2024Categories: Stories

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Auburn University’s School of Aviation signed a partnership agreement with the Marion Military Institute (MMI) designating the Marion, Alabama, based institution as an official feeder school for Auburn’s professional flight and aviation management programs.

Since MMI is a member of the Alabama Community College System and features an FAA approved flight school, this agreement fully supports the goals and standards of both institutions. Auburn Aviation leaders are proud to be associated with MMI and are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship for the future.

Auburn’s School of Aviation is one of the highest-ranked programs in the country and has formed partnerships with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines in recent years. The program has grown to more than 700 students and is led by Dr. James Witte, a Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award winner whose career spans more than 65 years.

Founded in 1842, MMI has a national reputation for preparing students for successful civilian and military careers. The top-ranked junior college in Alabama, MMI is one of only four military junior colleges in the United States.

About Auburn University:

Auburn University is a nationally-ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.

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