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al u m n i ne w s Me ssa ge fr o M th e al u M ni as s o ci at i o n i Forever an Eagle! Bill Thompson (’87 PC) , Executive Director Search Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Official Alumni Group 26 LI FT “Join the Nest”: S P R IN G 201 3 ER AU AL Um nI.o Rg Eagles Rally for One of Their Own ‘We Are 1 Run’ supports alumna’s fight against cancer B Y T O R I C A R TA Members of the Phi Gamma Delta International Fraternity (FIJI) and the Embry-Riddle community took turns this January biking and running a 200mile stretch of road to support Kate (Schwikert) Waidmann (‘02, DB) in her fight against cancer. Described as a “once in a lifetime experience” by several of the participants, the “We Are 1 Run” started at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus and ended at noon the following day at Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Fla. Waidmann, who played for the Eagles’ women’s soccer team in 1999 and 2000, was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer in September 2012. She endured Photos by CandaCe adkison am excited to be leading the Embry-Riddle Alumni Association as its newly named executive director. We have a great team in place and a number of alumni events and activities already scheduled for the coming year. For up-to-date information, visit the eaglesNEST at If we have never met, I would like to introduce myself. I am a 1987 graduate of the Prescott Campus, and for the past three years, I have served as Prescott’s director of Alumni Relations. In all, I have worked for Embry-Riddle for more than 18 years. During that time, I’ve worn a lot of hats, including director of Admissions and Enrollment, director of external/community relations, and in my early years, assistant director of Alumni Relations. Essentially, I’ve progressed from searching the world over for some of the best student talent for Please contact me with your suggestions recruitment purposes, to searching for Embry-Riddle alumni so that I can reconat William.Thompson nect them with their alma mater and share their success stories with others. I also have a background in the aerospace industry. After graduating with a degree in aviation business administration, I worked for Northrop Aerospace Company in El Segundo, Calif. I was also a small business manager/owner for a few years, before I returned to Embry-Riddle in 1994. For more than 20 years, the Embry-Riddle family has been my family. In May, my daughter, Chelsea, will join our growing alumni network. Am I proud? You bet! Our excellent Alumni Relations staff, which includes fellow Eagles Edmund Odartey (’04, ’10, DB), director of Alumni Relations at Daytona Beach, and Keith Deaton (’05, ’12, DB), associate director of outreach for Alumni Relations, is at your service. We look forward to working with our Alumni Advisory Council—and all of you—as we continue to enhance our programs and services and engage alumni all over the United States and the world. http://www.ERAUALUMNI.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Lift - Spring 2013

Lift - Spring 2013
A Soulful Presence
Riddle Field
Higher Learning
Alumni Weekend/ OctoberWest
Navigating Home
Riding on Real Estate
Doctors’ Remedy
Helping Eagles Fly
Alumni News
Class Notes

Lift - Spring 2013