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th e alu m n i maga z i n e o f e m b ry-r i d d l e ae r o nauti cal u n ive r s it y 2 FALL 2011 lEttEr from thE prEsidEnt With a milestone achieved, we move forward—100,000 strong. 3 5 chAttEr New Aviation Complex opens • Space station stint nearly complete • Tennis coach of the year • Aviation pioneer recognized nationally • Alumni “Home away from home” boundlEss Partnership expands high-performance vehicle research A new agreement puts Embry-Riddle students in the heart of a motorsports operation. 6 8 winGs of lEGAcy Leading ladies Two of Embry-Riddle’s first female graduates recall early coed years. fliGht pAth 5-star philanthropist Surya Ramjali (’05, PC) uses his gourmet cooking skills to boost educational opportunities for children in his native Nepal. Tony Giese Photography 10 Birds of a feather Alumni serve their country as “Ambassadors in Blue.” 14 14 We made it happen in 2011! Graduating class brings alumni to 100,000 strong. 20 10 A Storybook Moment Photography GivinG to Embry-riddlE A winning combination Bob and Bobbi Coleman turn their philosophy of giving into opportunities for Embry-Riddle student-athletes. 3 22 23 Alumni in Action Blue sky landing Lisa Kollar (’97 ’09, DB) proves that “Embry-Riddle degrees , aren’t just for pilots.” Alumni nEws Message from the Executive Director • Etiquette Dinner • The infamous “Riddle Runaround” • Cuban native, American hero • Honoring aviation leaders • Veterans Appreciation Day • President visits California • Biplane gathering • Paris Air Show 27 6 clAss notEs Find out what your fellow Embry-Riddle alumni are up to now. now PRinTEd on REcyclEd PAPER www.ERAUAlUMni.oRG fall 2011 liFT 1 http://WWW.ERAUALUMNI.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Lift - Fall 2011

Lift - Fall 2011
Table of contents
Letter from the President
Partnership expands high-performance vehicle research
Leading ladies
5-Star Philanthropist
Birds of a feather
We made it happen in 2011!
A winning combination
Blue sky landing
Alumni news
Class notes

Lift - Fall 2011