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flight pat h C By re Be cca dougl as arl Newman (’11, WW) has a wide variety of accomplishments to his credit: playing college football, working for the Phoenix Police Department and coaching women’s fast-pitch softball for the Junior Olympics, to name a few. But he ranks earning a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle at the top of his long list. “It’s one of the best things I ever did, ” he reflects enthusiastically. “It was hard work—really hard—but so worth it. ” Newman attended classes at the Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, where he worked in facilities and airside operations before being promoted to assistant aviation director of the city’s multi-airport aviation department. “Getting a master’s degree is something I always knew I should do, and something I wanted to do, he notes. ” “But life gets in the way. Embry-Riddle Higher Learning made it convenient to fit [postgraduate work] into everything else I had going on with my family and job. ” After more than 30 years at Sky Harbor, Newman ascended in 2012 to an even bigger job: general manager at George Bush Intercontinental in Houston (IAH). “I left one wonderful airport for another wonderful airport, he explains. His graduate work at ” Embry-Riddle, he adds, was invaluable for the transition. IAH is among the top 10 busiest airports in North America, based on passenger enplanements, 8 LI FT sPr IN g 201 3 ER AU AL Um nI.o Rg serving more than 19 million passengers per year. Newman’s responsibilities span five terminals, five runways, 17 passenger airlines, 11 cargo airlines and more than 700 daily departures. And just as it did at Sky Harbor, his graduate degree is proving its worth at IAH. “The curriculum translates very well into the ‘real world,’” he relates. “Asset management is a big focus here in Houston: determining life cycles for facilities, establishing replacement intervals for major systems. I wouldn’t have had a clue about it, if we hadn’t covered the subject so well at Embry-Riddle. ” Coursework addressing reliability maintenance— balancing standard manufacturer guidelines with field data about actual usage and conditions—has Photos by nathan lindstrom Carl Newman (’11, WW) expands Embry-Riddle’s reach through airport-based campus 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