167th Airlift Wing Airman spotlighted
By SSgt Sherree Grebenstein, 167th AIrlift WIng
/ Published September 01, 2009
Martinsburg, W.Va. -- A film crew from West Virginia University's Television Productions recently visited the 167th Airlift Wing and spent a few hours documenting Senior Airman Nathan Sisler at work on the flight line.
Sisler, a C-5 crew chief, was interviewed for a student recruitment video for WVU. He will be among a handful of students spotlighted on the video. Sisler was named the 167th Airman of the Year for the State of West Virginia in 2009. In addition, he was awarded the J. Kemp McLaughlin Trophy as the overall top Airman in the Mountain State.
"We interviewed Senior Airman Nathan Sisler for WVU's new student recruitment video because of Airman Sisler's incredible leadership qualities," said Kelly A. Heasley, special projects producer for WVU's Television Productions.
A senior at WVU, Sisler is completing his bachelor's degree in diplomacy and international security with an emphasis on intelligence and national security. He is also minoring in leadership studies.
"We will use the footage we recorded to edit a short feature on Airman Sisler to help entice new students to West Virginia University," Heasley said. "We try to highlight the opportunities and life experience that they have gained during their time at WVU and show that WVU can help change their life and focus their dreams and open the world to them."
Heasley said the video, which is expected to be completed within the next few months, will be played primarily at WVU's Visitors Resource Center to prospective students and their families.
"But it also has a much wider area of play, as the video is taken on most overseas visits," she said. "This is the university's main form of introduction for many potential students and is used during school visits around the state, at fairs, and many other trips across the country and abroad."