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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

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.

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.

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. Here we celebrate several couples who got their start at Embry-Riddle.

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.

Worldwide Campus Starts Online Dual-Enrollment for High School Students
Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus is now bringing online learning to high school students throughout the United States and abroad through its new dual enrollment program.

Prescott Campus Welcomes Largest International Student Class Ever
This spring, the Prescott Campus welcomed 35 new international students to its classes — the largest number of international students in a spring semester in the school’s history.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Allianz and Embry-Riddle Create Safety Study Spanning Six Decades of Commercial Jet Aviation

When Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty published their Global Aviation Safety Study recently, they recognized research partner Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for compiling and analyzing 60 years of aviation safety reports from around the world.

Worldwide Campus Names New Chancellor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus has named Brad Sims its new chancellor.

Prescott Hosts Aviation Experts at A3IRCON 2015
Aviation industry and academic experts from around the world joined National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt and more than 200 registered participants at the 2015 Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace International Research Conference.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

American Society of Appraisers Aviation Valuation Program partners with Embry-Riddle
For the first time in more than a decade, Embry-Riddle partnered with the American Society of Appraisers to conduct a three-and-a-half-day course cosponsored by Jet Support Services Inc., of Chicago.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Embry-Riddle Worldwide Among Top Online Educators
For the second year in a row, Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus has been named one of the nation’s top online educators, according to a new U.S. News & World Report listing.

Airline Industry Leaders Gather at Embry-Riddle to Discuss Pilot Shortage
Representatives from the White House, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), major U.S. airlines, including Delta, American, Southwest, United and JetBlue, and many regional carriers met at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus on Jan.13 for a two-day Pilot Supply and Demand Summit.

Embry-Riddle to Host First Government Agency and Non-Profit Career Fair

Embry-Riddle is hosting its first Government Agency & Non-Profit Career Fair on Feb. 26 in the Henderson Welcome Center on the Daytona Beach Campus.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Embry-Riddle welcomes 588 new graduates

Embry-Riddle welcomed 588 new alumni this December at commencement ceremonies for its two residential campuses and its Worldwide Campus.  At their Dec. 13 ceremonies, the Prescott and Worldwide campuses celebrated 99 and 46 new additions, respectively, while Daytona Beach added 443 alumni at its Dec. 15 commencement.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Worldwide Campus Launches TV Ad Campaign
A national advertising initiative is promoting Embry-Riddle's online programs. The broadcast campaign debuted the week of Dec. 1.

Alumni Cycle to Benefit Veterans
Steve Whitlock (’77, DB) and a group of Embry-Riddle Sigma Chi Fraternity brothers put their pedals to the pavement (and trails) recently to benefit veterans recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Prescott Campus Earns Top Nod in Job Market Study for Second Year in a Row

In a recent study evaluating thousands of colleges, Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus in Arizona was named to’s “Million Dollar ROI” (Return on Investment) rankings for 2014. This list identifies the top 1 percent of U.S. private colleges whose graduates out-earn non-degree holders by at least $1 million during their careers. - See more at:
In a recent study evaluating thousands of colleges, Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus in Arizona was named to’s “Million Dollar ROI” (Return on Investment) rankings for 2014. This list identifies the top 1 percent of U.S. private colleges, whose graduates out-earn non-degree holders by at least $1 million during their careers.

Embry-Riddle Prescott Soccer Produces 12 Scholar-Athletes
Twelve student-athletes from Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus women’s and men’s soccer teams were recognized as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Athletes for carrying a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Worldwide Student Invents Cell Phone Cord Saver
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide student Wes Goulbourne, who is finishing up a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics, used his knowledge of manufacturing and business to create Snakable, a USB cable alternative to phone cords that has an advanced strain relief at the connectors to protect the cable from breaking.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Embry-Riddle Named Among Top Schools for Military and Veterans for Sixth Straight Year
For the sixth consecutive year, Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine awarded Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University a "Top School" designation in its Guide to Colleges & Universities. This year all three of the university's campuses achieved this recognition. Active-duty military and veterans make up 54 percent of the total enrollment at Embry-Riddle.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Embry-Riddle Student, South Burlington High School Win 2014 Real World Design Challenge

Embry-Riddle Worldwide faculty challenged high school students with a complex unmanned aerial system (UAS) problem, and first-year aerospace engineering student Sai Andra and the Next Level team from South Burlington High School (VT) responded – taking home first-place honors at the 2014 Real World Design Challenge.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Embry-Riddle Students Become First in Nation to Complete FAA-Approved Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program
Ethan Connor and Chien-Hsuan Hung at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus are the first students in the United States to complete the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certification Training Program under the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

Embry-Riddle Asia Celebrates Latest Graduation with U.S. Ambassador
Responding to the region’s growing need for aviation professionals, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia awarded degrees to 24 aviation business and aeronautical science graduate students on Nov. 8.

Robotics Team Places in Maritime Competition
Embry-Riddle’s Robotics Association team placed fourth overall at the Maritime RobotX Challenge, which ended Oct. 26 in Singapore.

Athletes Recognized for Giving CPR to Opposing Runner
Two cross-country student athletes from the Prescott Campus, Adrian Castillo and Trent Marlow, were recently awarded Service Excellence Awards from Chancellor Frank Ayers for assisting a visiting athlete when she passed out in the middle of a race.

La Familia Daytona: Brazilian Alumni Stay Connected
Embry-Riddle's South American connection is alive and well, thanks to a close-knit group of alumni who have taken advantage of mobile technology to stay in touch over the past decade.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Flight Teams Win Regional Championship, Prepare For National Competition
The Eagles and Golden Eagles Flight Teams from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., campuses dominated the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) regional competitions with overall first place victories. The wins extended Daytona’s winning streak to 31 years and Prescott’s to 28.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Embry-Riddle Worldwide Ranked No. 1 for Online Education
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has been named the No. 1 online college and university by College Choice.

Chancellor Inducts Three Prescott Alumni
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will induct three new members into the Prescott Chancellor’s Alumni Hall of Fame

Latitude Awards Recognize Top Worldwide Faculty, Staff, Departments
Innovation and academic excellence were celebrated by Embry-Riddle Worldwide during its annual Latitude Awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla.

ERAU Alumna Embarks on Worldwide Expedition
For Embry-Riddle graduate student Shaesta Waiz (‘10, ‘14, DB), the world will be her classroom for the next month and a half.

Worldwide Campus Hosts Free Webinar Series
Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus to offer eight-session free webinar series — Oct. 14, 2014 through June 9, 2015.

Homecoming sparks memories, air show thrills for alumni at Prescott and Daytona Beach campuses

Embry-Riddle alumni returned to their alma mater for homecoming and OctoberWest activities in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Oct. 9-12) and Prescott, Ariz. (Oct. 2-4), respectively.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Embry-Riddle Honors Noteworthy Alumni at Awards Reception
Six prominent alumni were honored at the Oct. 9 Alumni Awards Reception held at the Jim W. Henderson Administration and Welcome Center on the Daytona Beach Campus

Friday, September 12, 2014

ERAU Alumni Organize Memorial Scholarship Fund
Four friends, three of whom are Embry-Riddle alumni, will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country motorcycle adventure to remember their friend and fellow alumnus Benjamin Glattstein.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Creating your ERAU Alumni Profile is Now Easier Than Ever
Embry-Riddle alumni member profile pages are now more user-friendly, thanks to recent upgrades by iModules, the company which hosts the university’s alumni website.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Embry-Riddle Faculty Experts, Alumni to Discuss Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Host Marc Bernier and a panel of Embry-Riddle faculty experts/alumni will discuss a timely topic, titled “All Around Us: Unmanned Aircraft Systems are Revolutionizing Aviation. Are You Ready?,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in Daytona Beach. At the Prescott Campus, a live feed viewing of the program will be held simultaneously starting at 4 p.m. in Arizona.

Innovation and New Inventions Generate a Banner Year for Embry-Riddle Researchers
For the first time in Embry-Riddle’s history, the university has signed a license agreement giving a company exclusive rights to a piece of university-owned intellectual property.

Embry-Riddle and International Space University Reinforce Cooperation
The commercial space operations program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and International Space University (ISU) recently executed a new memorandum of understanding, solidifying a relationship in place since 2003 that provides new opportunities for both institutions and their students.

Worldwide Uses Virtual Crash Lab to Teach Aircraft Accident Investigation and Analysis

Graduate students inspect plane crash scenes and collect data — all from the comfort of their home, office or classroom. Much like a video game, students only advance once they’ve successfully mastered certain tasks.

Army ROTC to Award STEM Scholarships for Prescott Cyber Intelligence and Security Program
The U.S. Army’s Cadet Command has approved Embry-Riddle Prescott’s request to classify the Cyber Intelligence and Security undergraduate program as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degree/ADM 3. This means the university can now request STEM scholarships for individuals who enroll in this course of study.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Prescott's RSI and Flight Research Inc. to Develop Aircraft Training
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus’ Robertson Safety Institute and Flight Research Inc. inked a deal on July 30 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 to produce world-class training and curriculum programs for aircraft loss-of-control situations.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Embry-Riddle Named Best College for Veterans in the South

U.S. News & World Report has named Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University its No. 1 Best College for Veterans in the South.

Embry-Riddle is a private university with more than 5,200 students at its Daytona Beach, Fla., Campus and more than 1,850 at its Prescott, Ariz., Campus.

Schools eligible to win this distinction are those that participate in federal initiatives which help veterans and active service members apply for, pay for and complete their degrees. Rankings were split into four regions throughout the country

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U.S. News & World Report has named Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University its No. 1 Best College for Veterans in the South.

Student Alumni Ambassadors Donate $2,300 for Alumni Scholarship Fund
Embry-Riddle’s Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) recently presented a check for $2,314.93 to the university’s annual fund in support of the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Worldwide Honored with 17 Blackboard Catalyst Awards

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide was recently honored with 17 Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Exemplary Courses, which recognize faculty and staff members from schools, colleges and universities around the world who use technology to create innovative courses for students.

Part of the annual Blackboard Catalyst Awards program since 2000, Embry-Riddle was recognized for designing engaging courses that showcase best practices for users. More than 200 entries were evaluated in peer-review by more than 300 instructional designers. Submissions were judged on course design; interaction and collaboration; assessment; and learner support.

“We’re honored to be recognized by our peers for exemplary courses for the fourth year in a row,” said Kevin Norris, executive director of instructional design and development for Embry-Riddle Worldwide. “It’s also rewarding to know that Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s overall efforts are being noticed on a national scale.”

In addition to the individual course awards, Embry-Riddle Worldwide also received a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Institutional Practices in Course Design. This is the first time the Blackboard Exemplary Program gave a Catalyst Award to an institution rather than an individual course.

Embry-Riddle Worldwide faculty and staff were honored at BbWorld®, Blackboard’s annual user conference last week in Las Vegas, Nev.

Course awards were given to faculty members Debra Bourdeau, the late Merrill Douglass, Steve Hampton, Tim Houston, Rick Lawin, Rose Opengart, Tracey Richardson, Donna Roberts, Eugene Round, David Syverson, Daryl Watkins, Mike Wills, Eric Tangumonkem and Dothang Truong. Also honored were staff members Helen Anderson, Felix Brito, Jessica Canfield, Diane Dowhy, Jeff Ferner, Shannon Field, Katy Hendry, Valerie Holmes, Alpesh Makwana, Nancy Moran, Jan Neal, Sara Ombres, Monica Surrency and Anna Reese.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide was recently honored with 17 Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Exemplary Courses, which recognize faculty and staff members from schools, colleges and universities around the world who use technology to create innovative courses for students.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Are Here; Are You Ready?
The fall edition of Lift explores the revolutionizing technology of autonomous and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Join Us for Homecoming 2014 Events and Air Shows at the Daytona Beach and Prescott Campuses
Join us for Homecoming 2014 events and air shows at the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses.

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

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.

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.