Sam Skidmore, 2014 Valentine Memorial Scholarship recipient, wasn’t dreaming, he was planning, when he said “…this scholarship will actually allow me to be able to save money for my pilot license.” Having a pilot license makes perfect sense to propel the career of our Georgia State of Technology, Aerospace and Aeronautical major. Sam has been parking cars for Towne Park in Atlanta since 2012 and we are convinced after parking cars …parking aircraft, rotorcraft and spacecraft is a natural next step for our community focused Ga. Tech senior.
In true Towne Park fashion, Michael Brown, Atlanta Area Manager, organized a dinner party to celebrate the winning news! Michael offered that Sam is “a great young man and I honestly cannot think of someone more deserving.” Sam almost cried and gave hugs and high fives when he heard the news. Michael came close to having to send Sam home to get himself together. Sam serves as a GSA for Towne Park at the Renaissance Atlanta Mid-town, and an intern for Delta TechOps, while attending the Georgia State of Technology full-time. He is also involved in volunteer activities during the little spare time he can find.
Sam is the 6th Valentine Scholar, keeping the focus at Towne Park on developing talent. Good luck and all the very best to Sam Skidmore, 2014 VMS!! Bob Valentine would be very proud!