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09 October 2023

This school year, a group of students have been learning about drones in a new class.

The program partners with the Dee Howard Foundation, which has funded teacher training, student curriculum and the purchase of the DJI Commercial Drones.

Christina Martinez, executive director for The Dee Howard Foundation, said they launched this program in five high schools and eight middle schools.

29 June 2023

Kelly Heritage Foundation grants $150,000 to Dee Howard Foundation to prepare are students for futres in drone technology and advanced air mobility.

12 October 2022

The Dee Howard Foundation is pleased to announce that HEB has signed on to be our DHF-UTSA Aviation and Aerospace Art Contest Title Sponsor this year with a 10K gift.

19 August 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – August 18, 2022 – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that Olga Custodio, the first Latina military pilot fighter qualified, a trailblazer in military and commercial aviation, will receive the 2022 STEM Award (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Award during the 35th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

11 June 2022

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

28 October 2021

(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

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

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

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

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 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

(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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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29 July 2014

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27 May 2014

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

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

20 March 2014

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

03 June 2013

Dedication of Dee Howard Way at San Antonio International Airport