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Connell completes commercial pilot rating in RMC aviation program 


BILLINGS, February 11, 2015 – Tyler Connell has completed his FAA commercial pilot rating at Rocky Mountain College. Tyler is the son of Paul and Christine Connell of Brentwood, Calif., and is a senior majoring in aeronautical science at Rocky Mountain College. The aeronautical science program includes a four-year baccalaureate degree that prepares graduates for careers as professional pilots. Tyler plans on completing his multi-engine rating this year as another milestone toward his goal of flying for a regional airline in the western U.S.

Approximately 100 students are enrolled in the aviation program at Rocky Mountain College, making it one of the largest academic programs at the College. Founded in 1878, RMC is Montana’s oldest institution of higher education. The College prides itself on its unique tradition of educating leaders and professionals through academic excellence, transformational learning, and shared responsibility and stewardship.

A private, liberal arts-rooted college offering more than 50 major concentrations, RMC has a diverse population of approximately 1,000 undergraduate students who represent 48 states and 22 countries. RMC also offers graduate programs in accountancy, physician assistant studies, and educational leadership. 

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