Watret Giving a Speech at Asia Graduation

Asia Graduates Prepared for Growing Aviation Needs

Responding to the region’s growing need for aviation professionals, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia awarded degrees to 24 aviation business and aeronautical science graduate students Saturday. “We’ve made great strides with our Asia location in just three years and are excited to have graduated yet another group of students here in Singapore,” said Chancellor John R. Watret, Ph.D. “As the world’s leader in aviation and aerospace education, Embry-Riddle recognizes Singapore’s significant role in the industry and looks forward to providing even more training and support in the future.”

Joining the graduates during commencement exercises at the Singapore Aviation Academy was U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar. During his remarks, he applauded the graduates for pursuing advanced studies with Embry-Riddle and told them they “are going to be leaders in an industry that is taking off in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia.” 

Christopher Rodrigues, Vice President at Transportation Partners Pte Ltd and student speaker at the graduation ceremony, noted during his remarks, “This in-depth and well-designed MBA in Aviation program has given us the edge in understanding today’s complex and dynamic aviation environment and has transformed us into aviation leaders of the future.”

Embry-Riddle currently offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Singapore delivered in both full-time and part-time settings working with entities including Singapore Aviation Academy, ERC Institute and SIM University. To date, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has graduated over 75 graduate students in Singapore. 



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