Events - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Upcoming Events

95th ERAU Prescott Aviation History Presentation - Spy Pilot

Wednesday November 20, 7:00 PM to Wednesday November 20, 8:00 PM
Prescott Campus - Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium

Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the author of Letters from a Soviet Prison (2017) and Spy Pilot (2019), which both help to dispel the misinformation surrounding the U-2 Incident. He is a Board Member of the Strategic Air Command and the Aerospace Museum near Omaha, NE and an Honorary Board Member of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Because of his efforts to honor Cold War veterans, the Junior Chamber of Commerce selected him as one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" for 2002. Gary lectures internationally and appears regularly on C-SPAN, The History, Discovery, and A&E Channels. 

Spy Pilot Presented by Francis Gary Powers Jr. 

Meet Poet, Philosopher,Story Teller and New York Times Bestselling Author Mark Nepo

Wednesday November 20, 7:30 PM to Wednesday November 20, 9:00 PM
Daytona Beach Campus - Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

On Wednesday, November 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lemerand Auditorium, the Honors Series welcomes poet, philosopher, spiritual guide, story teller and New York Times bestselling author Mark Nepo. Mark has gathered stories and lessons of community from across cultures and history, with the aim of affirming that, despite the hardships always present, we are more together than alone.

“On Leadership” with Aviation and Aerospace Mentors Marshall Heard and David Pierce

Thursday November 21, 4:00 PM to Thursday November 21, 5:30 PM
Daytona Beach Campus - Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

 With deep roots in the Air Force, the Boeing Company and the Kennedy Space Center and a combined history of nearly a century of leadership, Marshall Heard and David Pierce will share their valuable insights into the aerospace and defense sectors. 

Mr. Marshall L. Heard has enjoyed a 55-plus year career in the aerospace industry including five years with the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command and Systems Command and with the Boeing Company.

Mr. David Pierce enjoyed a 40-plus years in the aerospace industry including 21 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, 16 years at Kennedy Space Center and within the industry.

This speaker event on Leadership and Professional Development is presented by the Embry-Riddle Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and is open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.