WW Europe Spring 2018 graduation photo

Worldwide Europe Commencement Celebrates Global Graduates

Graduates, government and corporate partners, and university representatives were among those who attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Europe commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at the Lufthansa Training and Conference Centre in Seeheim, Germany. 

More than 90 students received degrees through Embry-Riddle Worldwide Europe this spring, 40 of whom attended this annual ceremony. Associate’s and bachelor’s degrees were awarded in Aeronautics, Aviation Maintenance, Technical Management, Emergency Services, Aviation Security, Logistics & Supply Chain Management and Aviation Business Administration. Master’s degrees were awarded in Aeronautics, Management, Project Management, Unmanned Systems, Business Administration in Aviation, Leadership and Occupational Safety Management.

With more than 90 percent of the campus’ graduates currently or previously having served in the U.S. military, Vice Chancellor of Campus Operations William Muldoon reaffirmed the university’s commitment to them and their future success.

“We have committed to and grown alongside the U.S. military for over 45 years; we have led and grown with global aviation and aerospace for over 90 years,” said Muldoon. “Offering diverse and relevant degrees in Europe and elsewhere is a boon to U.S. service members and those who will lead this global industry.”

Other representatives of Embry-Riddle Worldwide leadership in attendance included Worldwide Vice Chancellor and Chief Digital Learning Officer Dr. Jason Ruckert, Executive Director of Campus Operations/International Nancy Tran-Horne and Director of Business Development Sandra Williams. Valerie Haas, Geilenkirchen Assistant Campus Director, served as the ceremony’s reader.

The commencement speaker was President of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Rear Admiral (Ret.) Simon Henley. After 32 years in the Royal Navy, Henley joined Rolls-Royce as Program Director for new programs in Defence Aerospace, with responsibility for development and transition to production of the LiftSystem for the F-35 Lightning 2 program, the UK elements of the F-136 engine for that aircraft and the TP400 engine for A400M, and the propulsion systems for the Mantis and Taranis unmanned program. He later expanded his portfolio to include all Rolls-Royce military helicopter engines. In 2010, he was seconded to the Rolls-Royce/Snecma/MTU/ITP joint venture Europrop International as President, responsible for the development, certification and introduction to service of the TP400 engine for the A400M aircraft, culminating in the delivery of the first aircraft to the French Air Force in 2013. After leaving Rolls-Royce in 2014, he has worked as Vice President of Programs for an aircraft interior company developing and delivering the galleys for the Airbus A350, and subsequently served as Director (Special Projects) for Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.

To view the graduation video, go to: https://youtu.be/CPea4h0Q8EM

About Embry-Riddle Worldwide Europe

U.S. service members and their families can find the educational resources they need to become a successful student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Europe. Embry-Riddle's flexible learning options, talented instructors, and knowledgeable staff can help you develop the skills you need to get ahead in your military career and beyond. If you are not affiliated with the United States military but are interested in Embry-Riddle Worldwide in Europe, please go online to Berlin European Campus website.




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