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C HAT T E R
N EWS & N OTE S F R O M TH E WO R L D O F E M B RY-R I D D L E
More news and events at Embry-Riddle: For the 12th consecutive year, the annual “Best Colleges” guide published by U.S. News & World Report ranked Embry-Riddle’s undergraduate aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation. Frank Ayers, executive vice president and chief academic ofﬁcer at EmbryRiddle’s Prescott Campus, received a Patriotic Employer Award from the Employers Support Group for the Guard and Reserve. M.B. McLatchey, assistant professor of humanities at the Daytona Beach Campus, was honored with The American Poetry Journal’s 2011 American Poet Prize for her poem, “1-800-THE LOST.”
Embry-Riddle’s John Watret and Wu Tongshui of the Civil Aviation University of China commemorate the universities’ Memorandum of Understanding.
PRESCOTT IS NEW HOME FOR JERRY LEDERER AVIATION SAFETY LIBRARY
The Flight Safety Foundation’s Jerry Lederer Aviation Safety Library is the newest member of Embry-Riddle’s Aviation Safety and Security Archives at Prescott Campus, and is now available to students, faculty and outside researchers. A generous gift from the Flight Safety Foundation, the archives are located in the Robertson Aviation Safety Center II building. Additionally, a detailed guide to the collection will eventually be accessible online at www.archives. Jerry Lederer pr.erau.edu, with select materials available in the digital library. “The Jerry Lederer Library collection is ﬁlled with valuable historical documents and it needed a home where it would be accessible to researchers and educators,” says William R. Voss, president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation. “While [the Foundation] was honored to house our founder’s library for many decades, its new home at Embry-Riddle will allow better access for all.” Lederer organized the Flight Safety Foundation in 1947 to pursue the continuous improvement of global aviation safety through research, auditing, education, advocacy and publishing.
EXPANDING OUR REACH
Embry-Riddle to assist China with growing need for aviation professionals
mbry-Riddle recently signed agreements with three Chinese universities to assist with the growing need for aviation professionals in China. John Watret, executive vice president and chief academic of cer for the Worldwide Campus, traveled to Tianjin, China, in September for the signing of a cooperative education joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach and the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC). Following the 2010 agreement with the Republic of Singapore’s Royal Air Force and Singapore Institute of Management University, this move solidi es
Embry-Riddle’s position within the rapidly growing aviation sector in East Asia, Watret said. “At Embry-Riddle, we are aware of the challenges that China faces in meeting the phenomenal growth in aviation,” Watret stated during the MoU signing ceremony. The joint program will enable students to earn a bachelor’s degree from CAUC and a master’s degree from Embry-Riddle. Richard Heist, executive vice president and chief academic of cer at Daytona Beach, signed similar agreements with the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics-Jincheng College in October.
Fast-pitch softball comes to Daytona Beach
Effective this year, the Eagles are contenders in the most competitive form of intercollegiate women’s softball—fast pitch. The addition of fast-pitch softball brings the number of varsity sports at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus to 16 (plus cheerleading). “It’s a great addition to our athletics program, but also addresses one of the university’s priorities of recruiting female students to our campus,” says Steve Ridder, director of athletics at Daytona Beach. “Our focus over the last decade has been on building and improving our current programs and facilities,” he says. “Having accomplished that, we’re now moving to the next stage of adding a sport that’s going to help our program grow.” Sarah Lockett (left) is the head coach for the new program. Originally from Perth, Australia, Lockett has coached at collegiate and international levels, and has played at the international level for almost a decade. Learn more at www.erauathletics.com.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Lift - Spring 2012
Lift - Spring 2012
Letter from the President
Wings of Legacy
Home on the Range
Giving to Embry-Riddle
Alumni in Action
Lift - Spring 2012