Beginning with a faculty lunch, the day included more than 45 participants including Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret and representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. Faculty, staff, students and alumni also engaged in networking opportunities with industry leaders to discuss current events, trends and developments within aviation and higher education.
“It was a wonderful event. I had many informative conversations,” said Ingo Berlinghof of Lufthansa Aviation Training (Germany).
Some highlights of the day included opening statement from Embry-Riddle Europe Managing Director Dr. Bob Walton acknowledging the “support from our faculty, alumni, students, and industry and government partners” and a speech by Embry-Riddle Worldwide Vice Chancellor William Muldoon addressing how and why the Berlin-based campus is so important to the university’s global footprint.
“We should not forget that the European Union is the largest international free market in air transport services in the world since 1997,” Muldoon said.
Embry-Riddle Europe was opened as Worldwide’s first civilian campus in Europe in 2007.
“Not only is this a milestone for Worldwide establishing high-level, quality higher education opportunities in Europe, and particularly in Berlin, the success of this campus has fueled growth around the globe to include Embry-Riddle Worldwide campuses now in Singapore and Brazil,” said Dr. Watret.
During the anniversary celebration, Dr. Watret also recognized Berlin campus leaders Dr. Donna Roberts, Dr. Elmar Giemulla and Dr. Achim Ruff-Stahl, who played key roles in the launch of the campus.
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