Kenneth Senior Aerospace Scholarshop Fund

The Kenneth Senior Aerospace Foundation was created in January of 2008 in memory of Kenneth E. Senior, Founder of Alken Industries, Inc of Ronkokoma, New York. An entrepreneur in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry Kenneth Senior, CEO, created Alken Industries, a World Class Aerospace Manufacturing Corporation.

Born April 27, 1943 in Floral Park, NY, he was the son of Edwin and Dorothy Senior. Ken attended City College to study engineering. At the young age of 24, he worked on the U.S. Government’s Lunar Landing Module program that resulted in the landing of a man on the moon in 1969. His methods, vision and passion led him to start his own Aerospace Manufacturing Company, Alken Industries, in 1967 at the age of 25. Ken’s leadership and management skills brought Alken national recognition. His consistent commitment to quality allowed his company to flourish into an internationally recognized precision Aerospace Manufacturer and Defense Contractor. In recognition of his contribution to the Defense industry, he attended the Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. in 1985 and shook the hand of President Ronald Reagan.

Kenneth E. Senior has left an indelible mark on the Aerospace Industry of Long Island. As an employer, Ken touched the lives and hearts of many. He provided opportunity and education. As a leader he inspired people to exceed their personal expectations and realize their full potential. Ken was committed to continuous improvement. Alken Industries still employs over 70 people on Long Island. Kenneth Senior had a strong belief in the future of the Aerospace Industry and it's thriving on Long Island where it has been historically prevelant. His determination and drive made his dreams come true. In his honor this foundation was created to further Aerospace Technology Education on Long Island and give local determined students the same opportunity to soar...

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Sponsored by

The Family of Kenneth E. Senior

& Alken Industries, Inc.