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Turning Dreams into Reality

Naia Butler_craign examines a CubeSat whil interning at Nasa's Glenn Research Center.Naia Butler-Craig is one step closer to her dreams of earning her doctorate in aerospace engineering and becoming an astronaut, thanks to the support from several scholarships.

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A Gift for All Nations

Sid Mann, in center, stands with classmates and friends Dimitrios Vastardis from Athens, Greece and Adnan (Eddie) Mekkaoui from Beirut, Lebanon.More than 50 years after sharing a room with a flight student from Beirut, Lebanon, whom he only knew as “Eddie,” Sid Mann went on a personal quest to honor his roommate, who passed away unexpectedly in 1961. The only problem was: He didn’t know his real name.

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Stepping Up: Worldwide Scholarship is helping Air Force mechanic Chris Steppe earn his degrees

Worldwide student Chris Steppe says his educational goals would have been hard to attain without scholarship support. When his tuition assistance from the Air Force was completely maxed out for the year, he received a Worldwide Campus Patron’s Scholarship that's helping him cover his educational expenses.

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Gulfstream Aerospace supports students with contributions and expertise

In 2018, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation helped fund improvements to the senior aircraft design lab and provided financial assistance for co-op interns and other student-focused priorities. ...read more

Pantelis Vassiliou creates giving challenge to support Doryland Engineering Endowment

Pantelis Vassiliou (’86, PC) has established the Nancy and Tracy Doryland Aerospace Engineering Faculty Support Endowment at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus. The endowment will fund educational opportunities for both current and future aerospace engineering students. ...read more

Joey's Gift

There is a good chance that Joey Max Hanley would have been a pilot when he grew up, just like his dad, mom, grandpa and great-grandfather. But the Colorado toddler never got the chance. He died Nov. 24, 2017, after battling a rare brain tumor. ...read more

Inspiring the Next Andy Becker

Gary and Stacey Becker didn’t know all of their son’s accomplishments: Andrew “Andy” Becker, a 2007 graduate of the Daytona Beach Campus, was far too humble to tout them himself. And, as a member of Air Force Special Operations Command, those accomplishments were often kept secret. ...read more

'Giving Back is Just Part of Life'

Wayne Webster largely credits Embry-Riddle for his financial success. With his planned gift to the university, he hopes to help other Worldwide Campus students afford a college education and achieve financial security. ...read more

Honoring Athletics’ Biggest Fan

Rita Campos is one of Embry-Riddle Athletics’ biggest fans. The longtime dining services worker ran the concession stand at athletics events on the Daytona Beach campus, but her influence with students went far beyond the sale of popcorn and candy. She inspired a game day T-shirt and even had her own cheering section, “Rita’s Rowdies,” at the games. ...read more

Inspiring Education

Matthew Johnson juggles going to school and working at Pratt & Whitney, where he is a quality engineer on jet engine blades supporting airplanes, tanks, hovercrafts and oil rig power generation systems. ...read more

Eagle Donor Q&A: Ron Fielding, Boeing Engineer

Ron Fielding (’86, DB) is one of the rare Embry-Riddle students who had the privilege of being a student at both the Prescott and Daytona Beach campuses. He took the majority of his coursework at the Prescott Campus, but the aeronautical engineering program was not yet accredited there so he completed his last semester at the Daytona Beach Campus. ...read more

Planetarium Named for Generous Donors

In recognition of a substanial gift to the Prescott Campus, the nearly complete planetarium in the new STEM Education Center will be named the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium. Jim and Linda are local real estate developers and dedicated supporters of the campus. ...read more

JSfirm.com Creates New Scholarship for Daytona Beach Campus Students

An aviation-only job website has created a scholarship that will help three Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus students, who are pursuing degrees in high-demand, aviation-related fields. ...read more

Wings for Success

Hanbidge and Cabral traveled to New York City in October 2016 to formally accept their awards at The Wings Club Foundation Annual Gala. The black-tie event was held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. ...read more

Nash Family Foundation Scholarship Helps Young Women Succeed

Along with her brother and sister, Anne Massey created a scholarship in the Nash Family Foundation’s name to help young women like Anna Estrada-Iniquez and Kyla Todd (pictured here alongside Massey). ...read more

Embry-Riddle Prescott Awarded $65,000 Grant for Active Learning Center

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus has been selected to receive a grant to design, furnish, and implement an active learning classroom through the Active Learning Center (ALC) program, a grant initiative in its third year founded by Steelcase Education ...read more

Always Faithful

After years of dedication to his beloved Corps and a rewarding career at Embry-Riddle, College of Business Assistant Professor John Longshore and his wife, Judy, decided to make a gift that would honor both the Corps and the college. ...read more

A Brother’s Pride Inspires Worldwide Campus Scholarship

To honor her brother, Marcia Karl establishes the Bob and Barbara McCord Memorial Endowed Scholarship, which benefits Worldwide Campus students in the College of Aeronautics. ...read more

Gary Steele Memorial Scholarship Supports Business and Aviation Students

Gary Steele scholarship recipients Zgoda and Courtney Marcil were able to personally meet some of their scholarship donors, when the Florida Aviation Business Association board held its Dec. 5 meeting at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach's College of Business. ...read more

Tonia Fortner Creates Prescott STEM Scholarship for Women

Board of Visitors member establishes scholarship to support first-generation female undergraduate Prescott Campus students who are pursuing degrees in a STEM field. ...read more

Women’s Engineering Institute Awarded NCWIT Grant

The Women’s Engineering Institute at Embry‐Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus was selected to receive a $5,000 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Student Seed Fund gift, sponsored by Google.org ...read more

A Vision for Future Entrepreneurs

Brown’s love of aviation, entrepreneurship and of his alma mater prompted him to make a major planned gift to Embry-Riddle to create the Rick and Jan Brown Endowed Scholarship and support the Daytona Beach College of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship. ...read more

Harry and Ada Lamon Fund Distinguished Speaker Series

With the goal of inspiring a new generation of leadership based in faith and community service, Harry Lamon and his wife Ada have created the Harry and Ada Lamon Distinguished Speaker Series at the Daytona Beach Campus, which covers topics of leadership and spiritual growth.

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