Daniel Mattingly and Lowell W. Berentsen
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Using the authors of this article as examples, Lowell Berentsen had no intention of doing anything with his training but being an aircraft mechanic.
Therefore, he settled for an associate of science degree from another college, not anticipating the need for the B.S. and master's degrees that he would later find necessary for the unplanned future career of teaching at SIU.
did return to college 20 years later to complete his
bacherlor of science and master's degrees so he
could pursue a second career in teaching.
Lowell Berentsen holds an associate of science degree in aviation technology from LeTourneau University and a bachelor of science and master's degrees in industrial technology education from the University of Idaho.
Berentsen is an associate professor in the aviation technologies department of SIU Carbondale, where he has been teaching for eight years.
Prior to SIU, he worked for 23 years as a field mechanic years in Fairbanks, Alaska, on both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.
also serves on Helicopter Association
International's (HAI's) Technical Committee