Class Notes

Juan Vaquerizo ('85, DB)
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)
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)
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
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)
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.

Featured Alumnus

Jim Huntoon ('93, DB; '10, WW)
Jim Huntoon ('93, DB; '10, WW) is the regional sales manager for Aircell-GoGo and an adjunct professor for Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus. Huntoon helps Embry-Riddle students find and apply for NBAA scholarships. He also represented the university at college fairs as a volunteer with Embry-Riddle’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), a program that originated in the 1990s to assist in recruiting talented students to the university.   
D. Keith Mosing (’97, WW)
D. Keith Mosing (’97, WW) is a U.S. Army veteran, Chairman and CEO of Frank’s International and a strong believer in the power of education. He and his wife, Alice, created two student scholarships at Embry-Riddle: The D. Keith Mosing Family Scholarship and the D. Keith Mosing Business and Management Fellowship Fund. They are also members of the Legacy Society at Embry-Riddle.
Capt. Lou Németh (’76, DB)
Capt. Lou Németh (’76, DB) is chief safety officer for CAE and founder and managing member of Training Innovations Group, LLC. Prior to his involvement at CAE, he worked at US Airways for 27 years. Németh currently serves as a chairman and co-chairman, respectively, for two International and U.S. Congressional Committees on Aviation Safety. He is also a noted industry author and speaker.  
Xavier Samuels (’96, DB)
Xavier Samuels (’96, DB) created the Pilots and Professionals in Schools program at Continental Airlines, where he is a first officer. Samuels also helps organize student events and summer camps for the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals. He established the Tau Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Embry-Riddle, which is recognized nationally as the first intercollegiate Greek Fraternity established for African Americans.  
Margaret
Margaret "Peg" S. Billson (’84, PC) began her career at Douglas Aircraft Company before moving to Honeywell. She is now president at Ontic. She has been an alumni representative to Embry-Riddle’s Board of Trustees, a member of the Prescott Campus Board of Visitors and a commencement speaker. She led the campaign to name the Prescott wind tunnel lab in honor of professor Tracy Doryland.