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Monday, January 25, 2016

University Archives Invites Donations of Photos, Memorabilia and Documents
Embry-Riddle’s archivist Kevin Montgomery is collecting historical items to illustrate the 50th anniversary of the university’s 1965 move to Daytona Beach, Fla., and the 90th anniversary of its founding in Cincinnati, Ohio.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Embry-Riddle Worldwide a No. 1 Online Educator
A commitment to high-quality education focused on student engagement and outstanding faculty has earned Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus a No. 1 spot on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report list for online bachelor’s degrees.

Record Number Attends 2016 Embry-Riddle A³iRCon
More than 350 academic and industry leaders shared research and insight on aviation, aerospace, cybersecurity and unmanned vehicles at  Embry-Riddle’s 2016 Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace International Research (A³iR) Conference.

Graduate Launches Printable Robotics System

By creating a printable 3D Robotics system, Coby Leuschke ('92, DB)  hopes to provide the tools for farmers, entrepreneurs and universities to build their own customized drones and robotics systems.

Embry-Riddle Alumnus Wins Award for Engineering Work
John Easum ('15, DB) was recently named the recipient of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Young Persons' Achievement Commendation award for his academic and professional achievements in engineering.

Embry-Riddle Wins Military Friendly Designation for Sixth Year from Publisher of G.I. Jobs and STEM Jobs
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently earned a 2016 Military Friendly School designation from Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur for the sixth year in a row for the accomplishments of its three campuses.

A Prescott Team is Engineering Wingsuits for a Safer Extreme Thrill
A team of Embry-Riddle students and an aeronautics faculty member are re-engineering wingsuits to improve aerodynamics, performance and safety, with the ultimate goal of competing at the 2017 Wingsuit Performance Flying World Cup.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Annual Report on Philanthropy Released
The 2014-15 Annual Report on Philanthropy is all about Designing Opportunities and Building Futures for Embry-Riddle’s students.

Embry-Riddle graduates 662 students in December
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University held commencement ceremonies for 662 students of its Daytona Beach, Prescott and Worldwide campuses in December.

Propellers Restaurant Is on the Move
The restaurant on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus is being demolished to make way for the construction of a new Student Center, which will include a permanent spot for the upgraded and reimagined Propellers when the building opens in the fall semester of 2017.

Eagle Alumni Give Back

Embry-Riddle alumni across the country volunteered during the month of November to help create a positive change in their local communities.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Embry-Riddle Shares Milestone Anniversary with Birth of Aviation
The university's founding 90 Years ago will be celebrated throughout the year with festivities, a social media campaign, a tour of an historic aircraft and a beachside air show.

University Strives to Restore Historic Biplane
Embry-Riddle is trying to raise $150,000 to fully restore its historic 1928 WACO aircraft, owned by founder T. Higbee Embry and used in the school’s early days for flight training and airmail delivery

ERAU Worldwide to Offer Free Online UAS Course for New Users

Key concepts related to unmanned aerospace systems (UAS) / recreational drones will be covered during a free online course being offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus in January.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Embry-Riddle and BeyondTrust Partner to Enhance Cyber Education
Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus and BeyondTrust, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based cybersecurity company, have joined forces to enhance the education and training of future cybersecurity professionals.

Newly Accepted Florida Students to Receive Reduced Tuition
A proposal to provide reduced tuition for graduates of Florida high schools who are admitted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was approved Oct.30 by the Board of Trustees, as the university celebrated its 50th year in Volusia County and a 90-year history.

Embry-Riddle Soars at NBAA 2015 in Las Vegas
Embry-Riddle students, staff, faculty and graduates representing all three campuses had little time to gamble at this year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference in Las Vegas.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Embry-Riddle Flight Teams Win Regional Competitions For Another Consecutive Year
Embry-Riddle’s Eagles Flight Team from the Daytona Beach Campus and Golden Eagles Flight Team from the Prescott Campus dominated the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) regional competition with overall first-place victories. 

Cornerstone Building Design Unveiled
A 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Advanced Aerodynamics Laboratory will begin to rise from the Embry-Riddle Research Park property in January 2016. The lab is designed to encompass research enterprises in aviation, space, engineering, unmanned systems and environmental ventures.

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to Reduce Undergraduate Military Tuition Rate, Extend Benefit to Family
Reaffirming its commitment to the U.S. military and subject to relevant Department of Defense approvals, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has lowered its undergraduate military tuition rate and will also offer the same reduced rate to spouses and dependents.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Embry-Riddle Launches Crowdfunding Site to Support Key Projects
In honor of National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15, 2015, Embry-Riddle launched a crowdfunding website to give its alumni and friends a more immediate way to support targeted key initiatives at its Daytona Beach, Prescott and Worldwide campuses.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Embry-Riddle Honors Seven Alumni at Awards Receptions

Embry-Riddle honored seven noteworthy alumni at awards receptions held during the Prescott and Daytona Beach campus homecoming celebrations in October. Four alumni were honored with 2015 University Alumni Awards and three others were inducted into the Prescott Chancellor’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

Worldwide Campus Celebrates 90th at Phoenix-Mesa Center Open House

In honor of its upcoming 90th anniversary (1926-2016), Embry-Riddle hosted a public celebration on Sept. 30 at the Worldwide Campus located at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The open house event showcased Embry-Riddle's roots in aviation and its continued commitment to economic development and higher education in Arizona. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Embry-Riddle Kicks Off 90th Anniversary at OctoberWest

The Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus kicked off the university's celebration of its 90th Anniversary during the OctoberWest Homecoming event, which was held Sept. 30 through Oct. 3.

Rockwell Collins Elevates Embry-Riddle to Tier One Status

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the global leader in aviation and aerospace higher education, has earned special recognition from Rockwell Collins, a major provider of avionics and information technology systems and services to government agencies and aircraft manufacturers.

ERAU, Honeybee Robotics Receive $750,000 Award From NASA to Develop Asteroid Mining Robots

NASA has announced the continuation of a two-phase $750,000 research award to Embry-Riddle and project partner Honeybee Robotics to develop a small integrated autonomous robotic spacecraft system to support the exploration and mining of asteroids and other planetary bodies and moons.

Operation Bootstrap 2015 Caps Off Four Days of Anniversary Festivities

The university community hosted four days of festivities, including Alumni Homecoming, highlighted by the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Operation Bootstrap at the Daytona Beach Campus.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Alumni Office Hosts Seattle Cruise

More than 90 alumni and friends, and new graduates from the Worldwide Campus at Seattle enjoyed a Sept. 11 dinner cruise, hosted by the Embry-Riddle Alumni Relations office.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Embry-Riddle’s Aerospace Engineering Program Named No. 1 in Nation for 16th Straight Year

Embry-Riddle’s Aerospace Engineering Program Named No. 1 in Nation for 16th Straight Year.

Embry-Riddle Athletics Boasts Record 17 Scholar-Teams

For the first time in Embry-Riddle Athletics' history, all 17 athletic squads at the Daytona Beach Campus were named 2014-15 Scholar-Teams by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to Host NextGen 101 in Washington, D.C.

Avionics and other aviation professionals are invited to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s NextGen 101 seminar in the Washington, D.C. area Oct. 13.

Prescott Athletics Facility Upgrade Completed

The final phase of the athletic facility upgrade project at Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is complete, with a Aug. 17 ribbon-cutting ceremony held to officially open the new facility. This represents the culmination of years of work which interconnected five different buildings into a single 50,000-square-foot facility.

Historic Sailplane at Embry-Riddle Donated to the National Soaring Museum

A historic German Bölkow Phoebus Model A glider that hung in the Jack R. Hunt Memorial Library at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus for more than 20 years has been donated to the National Soaring Museum (NSM).

Campuses to Hold Career Fairs in October

The Embry-Riddle Industry/Career Expo will be held Oct. 1 at the Prescott Campus’ Athletic Complex and Oct. 7 at the Daytona Beach Campus’ ICI Center.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Prescott Campus Plans New STEM Building, Planetarium

To strengthen its 90-year commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has begun planning a new STEM Education Center on its Prescott Campus.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Embry-Riddle NJ/NY alumni network holds reunion

Nearly 100 Embry-Riddle alumni and friends attended the Aug. 2, 2015, Just Plane Crazy NJ/NY alumni network reunion hosted by Air Fleet Training Systems at Caldwell Airport in Essex County, N.J.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Embry-Riddle Returns to Brazil After 72 Years; Honors ETAv Alumni

Nearly 72 years after Embry-Riddle first helped establish an aviation school for the Brazilian Air Force, the university announced its return to the now ever-growing Brazilian aviation industry during the Aug. 11 opening ceremony of the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE). It also honored Brazilian alumni from the Escola Técnica de Aviacão (ETAv) in São Paulo.

Embry-Riddle’s 90th Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off at OctoberWest 2015

Embry-Riddle will commence its yearlong 90th anniversary (1926-2016) celebration at the Prescott Campus’ Wings Out West/OctoberWest Alumni Homecoming Weekend, set for Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2015. The Daytona Beach Alumni Fly-In and Homecoming Weekend, set for Oct. 7-10, will also salute Embry-Riddle history. The Daytona Beach event commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Daytona Beach Campus, which moved from Miami to its current location in 1965.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Embry-Riddle Prescott Golf Team Takes Top National Academic Honor
In addition to earning Cal-Pac Championship honors, the men’s golf team at Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus was recently recognized for posting the highest grade point average (GPA) of all colleges and universities in the nation with an overall GPA of 3.75.

Lift Salutes Nine Decades of Embry-Riddle History
Lift is making history! The fall 2015 edition of Lift is a tribute to Embry-Riddle’s 90th anniversary (1926-2016) and marks Lift magazine’s first double-digit birthday – 10 years. It also debuts Lift’s very own website: Visit the site to view an interactive timeline of the last nine decades of Embry-Riddle history and explore the ever-changing footprint of Embry-Riddle’s facilities and campuses.

Saying Goodbye … and Hello Again to the Jack R. Hunt Memorial Library

The Jack R. Hunt Memorial Library was demolished in July. The new student union is scheduled to open in fall 2017. - See more at:
The Jack R. Hunt Memorial Library was demolished in July 2015. A new comprehensive student union and library building is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Researchers Receive $100,000 to Study Kite-Surfing in the Stratosphere for Communications
A team of research professors in the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus have been chosen by NASA to receive a $100,000 grant to develop a futuristic concept using unmanned aircraft to utilize wind and solar power 50,000 to 60,000 feet above the Earth that someday might augment cell tower and orbital satellite communications.

Engineering Students Win Design Category of Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition
For the second time in the last three years, a team of mechanical engineering students from Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus won the Design Competition category of the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), held June 5-8, 2015, at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Embry-Riddle is the First Flight Training Organization in Nation to Achieve IS-BAO Recognition for Aviation Safety Management System
The Flight Training department at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus has become the first flight training organization in the nation to complete stage 1 registration of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).  

Embry-Riddle Student Receives Promise of $1.5 Million in Funding to Build Aquaponics Food Factory
Mohammed Qahwaji, a graduating senior in civil engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus, has received a promise of up to $1.5 million in funding from Saudi Arabia as a winner in the U.S. national Saudi Student Entrepreneur competition.

Father-Son/Daughter Grads Celebrate Father’s Day with Diplomas
Three father/daughter/son duos walked together in Worldwide graduation ceremonies this spring. Since May, Worldwide has honored hundreds of graduates at ceremonies in Daytona Beach, San Diego and Pensacola. This fall, commencement exercises will take place in Hawaii, Seattle and Dallas.

Nine Embry-Riddle Prescott Business Students Place in Top 10 at National Competition

Following a dominant performance at the 2015 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Arizona Leadership Conference Competition, nine Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus students achieved impressive results at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Competition, held June 24-27 in Chicago, Ill.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Female Eagle Pilots Earn Top 5 Collegiate Finishes in Women’s Air Race Classic
Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus pilot/captain Claire Schindler and co-pilot Erica Diels ('04, '07, PC) secured a campus-best fourth-place finish overall. Meanwhile, Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach pilot Sarah Wendt ('11, DB) and co-pilot Abigail Pasmore finished in sixth place overall and Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach pilot/captain Nancy Snyder and co-pilot Emmy Dillon placed 30th overall.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Celebrating President Emeritus John Johnson
President Emeritus John P. Johnson entered a new life chapter with an evening marked by handshakes, hugs and words of thanks on June 9 at the Daytona Beach Campus. A second retirement celebration will be held at the Prescott Campus later this year.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Worldwide Campus to Offer Free Online Aircraft Accident Investigation Class
Learn how to investigate aircraft accidents from beginning to end during the Worldwide Campus-hosted Aircraft Accident Investigation Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), beginning Aug. 17 and running through Sept. 13. Registration, which opens July 20, is open to students and non-students and space is limited.

Prescott’s Observatory Named in CollegeRank’s Top 35 List
The Embry-Riddle Prescott Observatory Complex was recently ranked No. 8 on’s list of the nation’s Top 35 Best College Astronomy Observatories, up from No. 17 last year.

New Daytona Beach Campus Student Union Design Unveiled
As the venerable Jack Hunt Memorial Library at the Daytona Beach Campus is salvaged and dismantled this summer, the new student union project, which will feature a circular design and a roof inspired by a bird-in-flight, moves ahead with its completion expected in 2017.

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to Offer Undergraduate Scholarships to Active, Reserve Military Students
Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus is increasing its military scholarships to $90 for each three-credit-hour undergraduate course for the 2015-16 academic year, which means active duty military students receiving tuition assistance will now pay $250 per credit hour.

Three Embry-Riddle Teams to Compete in This Year’s Air Race Classic
Teams from Embry-Riddle’s campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., will represent the university in the 2015 Air Race Classic (ARC), a four-day international flight competition for female pilots beginning June 22.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Alumni Visit Italy for First Eagles Travel Abroad Trip
Alumni Relations and Global Engagement launched its inaugural Eagles Travel Abroad program this year, in an attempt to bring the university’s 120,000-plus alumni from across the globe together for unique new experiences.The program hosted 11 travelers in its maiden voyage to Italy, including alumni from the Worldwide, Daytona Beach, Fla. and Prescott, Ariz. campuses.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Embry-Riddle President Johnson Retires, Watret Named Interim
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John R. Watret has been named interim president, following the recent retirement announcement from President and CEO John P. Johnson. Watret, who joined Embry-Riddle in 1989, will begin his appointment on June 1.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ERAU Flight Teams Take Third, Fifth Place at NIFA SAFECON Nationals
Demonstrating its elite status at the annual National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON), the Golden Eagles flight team from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus placed third overall at SAFECON’s 2015 national competition. The Eagles flight team of the university’s Daytona Beach Campus tied for fifth overall.

Embry-Riddle Campuses Welcome 1,029 New Graduates
Embry-Riddle campuses held spring commencement ceremonies for 1,029 students this month, according to the Registrar's office. At its May 2 commencement, the Prescott Campus had 244 students graduate, plus 30 Worldwide students. Meanwhile the Worldwide Campus honored 294 new graduates at a May 2 ceremony held in Daytona Beach. The Daytona Beach Campus's commencement ceremony celebrated 461 new graduates on May 11.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Embry-Riddle Prescott Athletics Caps Record Year with Commissioner’s Cup
For the first time in school history, the Embry-Riddle Prescott Eagles topped off a successful athletics year by winning the 2014-15 Cal Pac Conference Commissioner’s Cup of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to Offer Courses to Military in Asia
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will offer face-to-face aviation degree programs to members of the U.S. military stationed at overseas Pacific locations starting this August.

Embry-Riddle Selected as Part of FAA’S Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the ASSURE Coalition have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration  as the nation’s new Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Embry-Riddle Partners with NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence

The NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have signed a technical agreement that marks the beginning of a program of cooperation in research and education.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Embry-Riddle Creates Its First Endowed Professorship with Raisbeck Engineering Gift
The $1 million historic donation from Raisbeck Engineering in Seattle and its foundation will fund The Raisbeck Engineering Design/Build/Test Endowed Distinguished Chair at the Prescott Campus.

Lift Features Alumni Space Leaders
The spring edition of Lift features alumni, like Col. Terry Virts (’97, WW), commander of International Space Station Mission 43, who are at the forefront of exploration, research and development of the growing space industry.

Alumni Train as Suborbital Astronauts
Embry-Riddle alumni are among the first to train as commercial suborbital astronauts and it’s no surprise that they’re getting some of that training at their alma mater.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Airline Performance Declines, According to Airline Quality Rating; Virgin America Still No. 1
As Virgin America claimed the top spot for the third consecutive year, overall U.S. airline performance slipped in 2014, according to the 25th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR) released April 13 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Embry-Riddle Prescott’s Business Club Prevails At State Competition For Ninth Straight Year
For the ninth year in a row, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club dominated the 2015 PBL Arizona Leadership Conference Competition, held at the Prescott Campus on April 3-4.

Arizona, Florida Campuses Offer Summer Programs for Students on Aviation, Aerospace, Engineering, More
Students between the ages of 7 to 18 who enjoy the hands-on exploration of aviation, aerospace engineering, robotics, computers and many other STEM-related programs (science, technology, engineering and math) will want to sign up for the Summer Programs offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., campuses.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Aeronautics Program at ERAU Worldwide Earns Specialized Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus has earned its first specialized accreditation.

Embry-Riddle Receives $10,000 Award for Women’s Engineering Institute from Microsoft and NCWIT
Embry-Riddle’s College of Engineering at the Daytona Beach Campus has received a $10,000 award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Microsoft Research as part of the NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund program.

Embry-Riddle Celebrates Its March of Champions
It’s Embry-Riddle’s March of Champions: the Daytona Beach Men’s Basketball team advanced all the way to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II Final Four, while  Jose Cruz III and Ellie Staker won first-place NAIA National Championship titles.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Salary Study Shows Embry-Riddle’s Graduates Earn Hefty Return on Investment

A recent salary study listed the Prescott Campus No. 1 and the Daytona Beach Campus No. 2 in their respective states for having the best graduate ROI.

Prescott Campus and Stealth Software Partner to Benefit Students, Consumers
Stealth Software of Scottsdale, Ariz., has joined forces with ERAU to create new applications and storage methods that will prevent the leakage of sensitive information in the commercial world as well as in government.

Embry-Riddle Begins Relationship with University of South Australia
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has opened the door to new opportunities in Australia under a joint agreement finalized in February.

Deja Vu: Embry-Riddle Returns to Early Roots in Brazil
More than 70 years after establishing Brazil’s first aviation school, representatives from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will meet with prospective students, families and national aviation industry leaders in Campinas, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte March 19-23, 2015.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

From Classmates to Soulmates: Embry-Riddle Love Stories
Love is “in the air” at Embry-Riddle! In honor of Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2015 we asked Eagles everywhere to submit their Embry-Riddle love stories that turned into happy marriages. Here we celebrate several couples who got their start at Embry-Riddle.

Embry-Riddle Promotes Two Campus Administrators
Campus executives John R. Watret and Richard Heist have been promoted to university-level positions.

ERAU Alumni Play Key Roles in Record-Breaking Near-Space Dive
Three Embry Riddle Aeronautical University alumni were part of the Stratospheric Explorer (StratEx) team that made history with a near-space dive from a high-altitude balloon at 135,890 feet.

Prescott Team Developing Land Speed Vehicle
Eagle Works, a Prescott Campus student-run organization, is developing an electric car that can top 200 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ERAU Worldwide to Offer Free Massive Open Online Course
Embry-Riddle is offering a free massive open online course on Aircraft Accident Investigation this spring.