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C L A SS N OT E S To share your Class Notes with Lift and your fellow alumni, join eaglesNEST, the online community created exclusively for graduates of Embry-Riddle. Visit today; or submit your announcements via email to Career News 1970s Charles McMahon (’72, DB) was featured in a National Geographic special titled, Inside the Vietnam War, which aired Dec. 28, 2012. McMahon served as a rifle squad leader for the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. He completed his tour of duty and military service in 1968 at the age of 19. Ironically, his name is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The listing, however, represents a soldier who shared his name and home state (Massachusetts), who was killed in action in 1975. 1980s enrollment services at Lehigh Carbon Community College and director of student affairs at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Studies, she also earned an Associate of Science in Aviation Management at Embry-Riddle. In the aviation field, she was a dispatcher and flight coordinator for 10 years, and holds a private pilot’s license. She also earned a master’s degree in business communication/leadership and influence from Jones International University and a bachelor’s degree in advertising and graphic design/art history from Moravian College. J. Bruce Huffman (’87, WW) is a director of The Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFCS) Board and president and CEO of Flight Assurance, an aircraft operational compliance consulting firm located in Upper Jay, New York. He and several members of DFCS were honored in September 2012 at The Wings Club in New York. The DFCS is founded on fraternity and fellowship among past and present military flyers from all five U.S. armed services and of all ranks and genders, who have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Debbie Martinez (’87, DB) was among the “Top Hispanics in Computer Science and Computer Engineering” in the spring 2012 issue of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology. Martinez is a deputy project manager for Atmospheric Environment Safety Technologies and System-Wide Safety and Assurance Technologies at NASA’s Langley Research Center. 1990s Brent Carter (’91, DB) published a revised edition of his book on leadership titled, Untamed Leadership: A Journey Through the Instincts That Shape Us. Carter, who specializes in the psychology and social dynamics of teams, began writing this book while providing leadership development consulting to the military and corporate institutions. In 2005, he started AspenRed Consulting, a company based in Colorado Springs, Colo., that focuses on creative and divergent-thinking practices. Mike McElvaney (’82, PC) is vice president of operations for New Doha International Airport in Qatar. Capt. Rick Muir (’83, PC) was selected as the Houston, Texas, chief pilot for United Airlines. He has served as a Boeing 737 assistant chief pilot in Houston since 2009; and most recently, as project manager for aircraft redeployment and operational reliability. Muir resides in Kingwood, Texas, with his family. M.J. Caro (’84, DB) is director of Records and Registration at EmbryRiddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, effective September 2012. She previously worked as assistant director of M.J. Caro Shelley Rossell Shelley Rossell (‘94, DB), former ambassador and president of the EmbryRiddle Student Alumni Association, met the organization’s current president, Sammi Foy, during the Alumni Awards Dinner at Embry-Riddle’s Homecoming festivities in Daytona Beach in October 2012. Rossell is now vice president for technology solutions at TD Bank in Mount Laurel, N.J. Maj. Pete Reddan (’95, DB), a C-17 pilot at Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina, wrote a military ballad called “Off to War.” A mutual friend connected the songwriter with Nashville, Tenn., producers and songwriters Dave McAfee and Greg Perkins, and the resulting collaboration was recorded by artist Brad Anderson. “Off to War” is a tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who regularly deploy into harm’s way. The song is available on iTunes and YouTube. Veronique Balsa Koken (’96, WW) celebrated her 50th birthday on Aug. 28, 2012, by scaling the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The summit, named Uhuru Peak in Swahili, which translates to “Freedom Peak,” stands at 19,340 feet. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Balsa Koken, president of Aurora Aerospace in Oldsmar, Fla., says it was a fantastic experience. “It’s worth every step up that glorious mountain! This is as high as I got so far on my two feet and I still want to get my astronaut wings, so stay posted!” Andrew Broom (’97, ’00, DB) is division director of corporate communications and marketing at Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro, N.C. Broom Maj. Pete Reddan CAMPUS LEGEND MC DB PC WW Veronique Balsa Koken L IF T Miami Campus Daytona Beach, Fla. Prescott, Ariz. Worldwide Campus SPRING 2 0 1 3 E R AUAL UMN I . OR G 33 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