Juan Vaquerizo ('85, DB) was recognized as one of the 2014 Florida High Tech Corridor Faces of Technology for advancing and revolutionizing technologies in the modeling, simulation and training industry. Vaquerizo is president of Orlando-based Advanced Simulation Research, which specializes in research for modeling, simulation and training companies. Vaquerizo received bachelor degrees in aeronautical engineering and computer science from Embry-Riddle. Chris Chung ('11, PC) with Caesar Yuen ('12, DB) are both cadet pilots with Cathay Pacific Airways. The two posed for a photo recently at Chung’s cadet pilot program graduation ceremony in Adelaide, Australia. Chung will soon start flying as a second officer on the Boeing 777-300ER. (Chung, right and Yuen, left) Darin Underwood ('05, WW) has been named Rockwell Collins’ Engineer of the Year. The program celebrates the outstanding technical creativity and innovative thinking of the company’s top engineers. Underwood is chief systems engineer for the Bombardier CSeries program and oversaw the implementation of Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics on its first air transport jet. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Chuck Graf ('75, DB) and Capt. Ian "Screech” Osterreicher ('07, DB) attended the April 12, 2014, Air Force ROTC Detachment 157 Dining Out event in Daytona Beach, Fla. Graf is President of the Air Force ROTC Det. 157 Alumni and Cadet Association, and Osterreicher is a member of the association.
Stephen Rayleigh ('13, PC), Matthew Lyon ('13, PC), and Michael du Breuil ('15, PC) created Swift Radioplanes LLC in 2013. The three met and developed their business plan through the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Club at Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus. Swift Radioplanes recently landed its first government contract to provide detailed aerial mapping of China Lake in California. Allison Odyssey (’04, DB) has been named vice president of NewSpace Market Development at Space Florida. She is responsible for creating, directing and managing Space Florida’s business partnerships with the NewSpace industry. Odyssey has been with Space Florida for seven years, most recently as senior program director, and has 10 years of experience in the commercialization of space field.
Terry Mularkey (’94, WW) is executive director of development for Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. A member of Embry-Riddle’s Alumni Advisory Council and a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, he was executive director of Embry-Riddle’s Alumni Association from 2003-2005 and a director of development for Embry-Riddle Athletics. More recently, Mularkey was senior director of development for Sodexo Campus Services for the Southeast.
Aaron Williams ('92, WW) was named the director of Webster University’s Space Coast/Merritt Island location. He was previously regional director and campus director at the Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. campus location. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after 25 years of service.