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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ERAU Alumni Association launches new website design
The Embry-Riddle Alumni Association's new website design went live on July 7. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Embry-Riddle Approved for NCAA II Membership
The Embry-Riddle Athletics administration recently announced that the university was accepted into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II membership process.

Embry-Riddle Is First to Receive FAA Approval for Airline Certification
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has become the first training provider in the country to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for its Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (CTP).

Embry-Riddle Wins Top Prize at 2014 International RoboBoat Competition
Robotics students from Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus landed a first-place overall victory at the 2014 International RoboBoat Competition, held July 8-13 in Virginia Beach, Va.

Worldwide Names New Dean of Online Education
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has named Jason M. Ruckert as its dean of online education.

Prescott Business Team wins at national competition
The Prescott Campus’ Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business team, which won its eighth consecutive PBL Arizona Leadership Competition in April, has returned from the event’s national competition in Nashville, Tenn. with a handful of Top-10 finishes.

Monday, June 23, 2014

ERAU Daytona Beach, Prescott Teams 2nd and 10th overall in 2014 Women's Air Race Classic
Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach team came in second overall, while the Prescott team placed 10th at the 2014 Air Race Classic (ARC), a four-day transcontinental flight competition for female pilots, held June 16-21.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Embry-Riddle Worldwide Named Top Online Educator for Veterans
Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus is one of the nation’s top online educators for veterans, according to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

Nominate Now for the 2014 Alumni Awards Program
Help us recognize and honor Embry-Riddle graduates through the 2014 Alumni Awards Program.

Embry-Riddle Prescott to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Psychology and Safety
Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus students will have the opportunity to become leaders in safety and organizational effectiveness through the new B.S. in Industrial Psychology and Safety degree program, an update of the B.S. in Safety Science program that launched in 2012.

Record-Breaking Players Drafted by Major League Baseball
Daniel Poncedeleon became the highest drafted Eagle in program history when the St. Louis Cardinals made the Embry-Riddle right-handed pitcher their ninth round selection on day two of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

Embry-Riddle Increases Turbine Engine Research Capabilities After Winning International Competition
For the first time in school history, students from Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus claimed first place in a prestigious international competition with the High Bypass Geared Turbofan jet engine they designed.

Worldwide, IATA to Offer Online Supply Chain Management Certificate in Summer 2014
Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus has joined forces with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to launch an online supply chain management certificate this summer.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ERAU Flight Teams Take Second, Eighth at NIFA SAFECON Nationals
Embry-Riddle Prescott's Golden Eagles Flight Team takes second place at the NIFA SAFECON National Championship, while the Daytona Beach Eagles Flight Team secures eighth place.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Worldwide to Offer Master of Science in Unmanned Systems Beginning in August 2014
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will offer a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems starting this summer.

College of Business to Host Airport Benchmarking Study
Worldwide research network Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) has selected the College of Business at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus to host its annual world airport benchmarking analytics and reports.

Prescott Golfers Win Third Conference in Three Years
The men’s and women’s teams at the Prescott Campus took home the 2014 California Pacific Conference Men’s & Women’s Golf Championships on April 15, at Antelope Hills Golf Course, marking the program’s third first-place finish since its inception in 2011.

Embry-Riddle Students Collect 17 Aviation Maintenance Scholarships at NBAA Conference
Students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University' Daytona Beach and Worldwide Campuses were granted a record 17 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships out of 41 total scholarships awarded at the annual National Business Aviation Association Maintenance Management Conference in Tampa, Fla.

Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus Hosts Nation’s First CYBERWEST Summit
Embry-Riddle's  Prescott Campus hosted the nation’s first CYBERWEST summit to explore the risks, regulations and technology surrounding cyber threats.

Students Recommended for EPA Grant to Develop Solar Air Conditioner
Students from Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus were recognized at the10th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C., for designing a solar-powered air conditioning unit.

Quadrangle Named After Former Chancellor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has named the newly installed quadrangle at its Daytona Beach Campus in honor of former Chancellor Thomas J. Connolly.

Friday, April 18, 2014

EcoCAR 2 travels to final competition
EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future is finally reaching the home stretch. On June 1, 15 universities from across North America will bring their project cars to the General Motors Milford Proving Grounds in Milford, Mich., for the final competition of the three-year collegiate student-engineering program.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Embry-Riddle Board of Trustees Elects Four New Members
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Board of Trustees has elected four new members. They include: Charles D. “Chuck” Duva, M.D., president and CEO of DuvaSawko; C. Jeffrey "Jeff" Knittel (’80, DB), president of CIT Transportation Finance; David B. O'Maley, chairman emeritus and retired president and CEO of Ohio National Life Insurance Company; and Jon W. Slangerup (’81, WW), an executive adviser to Moelis Capital Partners.

L. Gale Lemerand steps up his support of Embry-Riddle
L. Gale Lemerand, an entrepreneur and longtime supporter of Embry-Riddle, has stepped up once again in support of the university, making a $1 million planned gift that will provide funding for academic and athletics scholarships and the university’s greatest needs fund.

Embry-Riddle Prescott Dedicates its College of Security & Intelligence in Honor of Graduate Glen Doherty
Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus dedicated its College of Security & Intelligence in memory of alumnus Glen Doherty (’06, WW) during a special ceremony held April 10 on campus.

2013 Airline Performance Best Ever; Virgin America Still No. 1
The 24th annual Airline Quality Rating report by Embry-Riddle and Wichita State University, announced April 7 in Washington, D.C., analyzed on-time performance, denied bookings, baggage handling and customer service.

Prescott Campus to Launch New Men’s Basketball Program
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is establishing an intercollegiate men’s basketball program at its Prescott Campus that will be led by Head Coach Eric Fundalewicz, who is transitioning to his new role after an eight-month stint as campus director of intramural sports.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Citation Jet Pilots Award Scholarship
Student Yann Bosch is the first recipient of a $25,000 scholarship honoring aviator Bob Hoover.

Eagles Basketball Wraps Up
The Eagles' season ends after a loss to the Midland Warriors at the NAIA II National Championship.

Ichoua Joins Women in Aerospace Board
Soumia Ichoua, a Worldwide Campus associate professor, was elected to the association's board.

ERAU Golf Teams Will Travel to China
Prescott Men's and Women's Golf Teams are preparing for a match at an Olympian Training School in Beijing.

Nanosatellite Project is Tracking to Launch CubeSat into Space
The ARAPAIMA nanosatellite project at the Daytona Beach Campus is on track to launch a CubeSat into space as early as 2015.

Embry-Riddle Takes Flight at Singapore Airshow
Drawing from the buzz surrounding the Singapore Airshow in February, Embry-Riddle Asia officials met with industry partners and other U.S. business leaders in Singapore to discuss educational opportunities and training.

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to offer second massive open online course (MOOC)
The mental and physical factors contributing to aviation accidents will be examined during a free, massive open online course (MOOC) offered by Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus. Registration for The Human Factor in Aviation is open to the public. The class, which runs from April 7 to May 11, is limited to 5,000 students.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Embry-Riddle Golden Eagles Flight Team Wins NIFA SAFECON Regional Competition
Embry-Riddle's Golden Eagles Flight Team won its 28th consecutive regional championship title at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) SAFECON Region II Competition earlier this month.

Embry-Riddle to Hold First-Ever Motorcycle Rally to Support Student Scholarships
In March, Embry-Riddle will host the university’s inaugural “Rally for Riddle,” a motorcycle rally and ride supporting Embry-Riddle student scholarships.

Athletic Center Project Reaches Milestone at Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus
In celebration of a construction milestone, Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus invited the community to a Jan. 29 ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of its newly remodeled Athletic Center.

From Classmates to Soulmates: Embry-Riddle Love Stories
Love is “in the air” at Embry-Riddle! In honor of Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, we asked Eagles everywhere to submit their Embry-Riddle love stories that turned into happy marriages.

Embry-Riddle and Rockwell Collins celebrate a 25-year relationship
Rockwell Collins, a global provider of smart communications and aviation electronics solutions, has contributed $270,000 to the university since 1989. Over the past 25 years, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company has helped fund everything from engineering scholarships to clubs and special projects.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Embry-Riddle Will Be Future Home of Aviation Legend Bob Hoover’s Hall of Honor
The Hall of Honor will be housed at the Daytona Beach campus and will include nine inductees selected by Hoover for their lifetime of achievements and contributions to aviation.

Embry-Riddle Offers Short Courses, Workshops on Aviation Safety Management and Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Embry-Riddle will hold a variety of aviation-focused short courses beginning in April at its campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz.

International Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace Journal Seeks Submissions
The International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide is now accepting submissions from scholars in academia, industry and government.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus Creates Nation's First College of Security and Intelligence
To meet the growing need for highly skilled cybersecurity, forensics and global security and intelligence experts, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., campus is launching the nation’s first College of Security and Intelligence.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Embry-Riddle, Dassault Falcon Jet Renew Three-Year Collaboration on Academics and Research
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Dassault Falcon Jet have renewed their collaboration on education, research and business projects for another three years, a partnership that supplies internship and employment opportunities for the university’s students.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Among Top Five Online Educators in Nation
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus has been named one of the nation’s top online educators, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Embry-Riddle Prescott ROTC Cadets Receive Top Honors
Two of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus Army ROTC cadets were recently recognized nationally for courage, selflessness, and exemplary achievement in academic and military pursuits.

Human Factors Department Celebrates Largest Graduating Class of Master’s Candidates
Embry-Riddle’s Human Factors department at the Daytona Beach Campus celebrated its largest graduating class of master’s degree candidates in December. Thirty-five students were awarded their diplomas at the Dec. 16 ceremony.

New College of Arts and Sciences building opens at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus
The new College of Arts and Sciences building at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus, which includes an observatory that will boast Florida’s largest university-owned telescope, opened in January.

Worldwide Campus students earn scholarships tied to military service
Seven Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University military students at the Worldwide Campus have been awarded scholarships from the Council of College and Military Educators.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

First Ph.D. Students Graduate from Embry-Riddle’s Aviation and Engineering Physics Degree Programs
Embry-Riddle's first doctorate students graduated in December from aviation and engineering physics degree programs at the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Embry-Riddle alumnus flies Philippine typhoon victims to safety
As a C-17 pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Capt. Dan Holder (’11, WW) has flown plenty of missions, but one of his most memorable flights was transporting Philippine evacuees impacted by Typhoon Haiyan to safety.

Aviation-themed Christmas tree donated by former student
The Embry Riddle Alumni Relations office got an early Christmas gift from Capt. Milton L. and Judy L. Gruner and family—an aviation-themed Christmas tree!

Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus to Launch Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Biology
As security and intelligence issues and crime are tackled with an ever-expanding arsenal of forensic methods, Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus will meet the need for more DNA and biology specialists by introducing a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Biology in Fall 2014.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and American Eagle Airlines Establish Pilot-Hiring Program
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and American Eagle Airlines are partnering on a pilot-hiring program that will give the school’s Aeronautical Science (professional pilot) graduates an employment advantage with one of the world’s largest regional airlines.

Embry-Riddle’s Eagles Flight Team Wins Big, Heads to National Competition
The Embry-Riddle Eagles Flight Team at the Daytona Beach Campus has won the Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) Region IX competition, sponsored by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide business programs in Memphis to gain specialized accreditations
Two international organizations have recently granted accreditation to business programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide.

Chris Plumb Named Arizona Avionics Technician of the Year
Chris Plumb, a senior aircraft avionics technician at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus, was honored as the Arizona Avionics Technician of the Year at the 41st annual Arizona Safety Awards Banquet held Nov. 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Embry-Riddle Makes Bid for NCAA Division II
Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Athletics program has officially accepted an invitation to join the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference (SSC), potentially taking on nine other Florida-based universities in a conference that boasts 84 national titles and is the No. 1 ranked conference in Division II for academic success rate.

Friday, December 06, 2013

First Ph.D. Students Graduate from Embry-Riddle’s Aviation and Engineering Physics Degree Programs
When 535 Embry-Riddle students graduate in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., ceremonies in December 2013, the university will reach a proud milestone – eight of those students will be the university’s first-ever Ph.D. graduates.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ERAU Women’s Basketball Announces Program’s First Signee
Embry-Riddle Head Coach Lisa Nuxol-Wilson has started building her women’s basketball team and announced the signing of Sabrina Whiting on Nov. 13. Whiting is the first student-athlete to sign a letter of intent to compete for the Embry-Riddle women’s basketball team, which will play its first game in the fall of 2014.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Alumni Award Winners Announced at Homecoming
Six alumni standouts were recognized during 2013 Alumni Homecoming Weekend and OctoberWest festivities for their contributions to their profession, the industry, the university and/or their community.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Embry-Riddle Welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program
Embry-Riddle’s College of Business at the Daytona Beach Campus was recently welcomed into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute’s University Recognition Program.

Worldwide Campus Announces College of Aeronautics Dean
Kenneth L. Witcher has been named dean of the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide.

Army ROTC Team Triumphs at Regional Challenge
An Army ROTC student team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., campus won the Southwest Regional Ranger Challenge held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Arizona State University, beating 12 other ROTC units from colleges in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Students Test CubeSat Payload on High-Altitude NASA Balloon Flight
A student team from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus recently flew a payload on a NASA balloon launched from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Fort Sumner, N.M. The High-Altitude Student Platform (HASP) flight gave 12 universities from across the nation the chance to conduct research and experiments.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Military Advanced Education Magazine Names Embry-Riddle a Top Military-Friendly University for Fifth Year
For the fifth year in a row, Military Advanced Education (MAE) has honored Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as one of the best schools for active-duty military and veterans in its 2014 Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.

Friday, October 18, 2013

ERAU expands STEM programming
Embry-Riddle is the newest affiliate partner for Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Army ROTC Team Triumphs at Southwest Regional Ranger Challenge
An Army ROTC student team from Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus recently beat 12 ROTC units from colleges in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to win the  Southwest Regional Ranger Challenge.

New Honorees Inducted Into Prescott Alumni Hall of Fame
The Prescott Chancellor’s Alumni Hall of Fame recently inducted two new members, Norman Knight ('90, PC) and Bill Thompson ('87, PC), at the Alumni Awards Dinner held during OctoberWest Homecoming. Earlier this year, Maj. Gen. Thomas Trask ('84, PC) was also inducted.

Hiring Advantage with New Pilot Cadet Program
Embry-Riddle and SkyWest Airlines are partnering in a program that will give Embry-Riddle students a substantial boost toward becoming a SkyWest first officer.

Real World Design Challege: Use UAS to Increase Food Production
Representatives from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide unveiled on Oct. 10 the 2014 Real World Design Challenge scenario in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Landmark Security Patrol System Tested at Daytona Beach International Airport
A team of Embry-Riddle students and faculty has successfully tested a fully autonomous perimeter-patrol system at Daytona Beach International Airport, believed to be the first use in the United States of a self-guiding ground vehicle for airport security.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Prescott Campus Earns Top Nod in Grad Success in Job Market Study
An investment in their education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is paying off for graduates whose tuition dollars are reaping financial and career rewards in a trying job market, according to national salary data collector studies.

SMS Workshop for Aviation Safety Professionals
The College of Aviation will host a three-day workshop for aviation practitioners and safety professionals at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus from November 19-21, 2013.  This course will provide participants with both a solid foundation in basic Safety Management Systems (SMS) concepts and will support further implementation of SMS within their organization with a fundamental knowledge including safety risk management (hazards, risks, and controls); human factors; reactive, proactive, and predictive safety management tools and methods; positive safety culture; and SMS implementation overview. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

ERAU Aerospace Engineering Ranks No.1 for 14th Year
For the 14th consecutive year, the Best Colleges guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report ranks Embry-Riddle’s undergraduate aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation. The annual compilation also rates Embry-Riddle highly in undergraduate engineering and names the university one of the top schools in the South.

Friday, August 30, 2013

New FAA Rule Gives Embry-Riddle Students Advantage For Airline Jobs
Effective immediately, a special authorization by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allow Aeronautical Science graduates from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the opportunity to apply for first officer status upon reaching 1,000 flight hours, in lieu of the 1,500 hours mandated by the FAA in July. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ERAU Workshops for Aviation Practitioners
Embry-Riddle is offering short-courses which combine the latest in safety, human factors and aircraft accident investigation topics in a professional classroom environment.

Alumni Association Begins a New Era of Leadership
With a new team member joining later this month, the Embry-Riddle Alumni Association begins a new era of leadership—one exclusively with Embry-Riddle Eagles at its helm.

Observation Dome Installed on New College of Arts & Sciences Building
Media, students, faculty and staff watched intently on July 2, as crews carefully placed a huge steel observation dome, which will house the state’s largest university-based telescope, atop the new five-story College of Arts and Sciences building at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.

ERAU Installs Angle of Attack Indicators in Cessna Fleet
Embry-Riddle has installed Angle of Attack (AOA) indicators in its entire fleet of 61 Cessna training aircraft at its Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses.