Embry-Riddle President Salutes Space-Bound Graduates
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President P. Barry Butler today sent best wishes to two graduates of the school – Jared Isaacman and Chris Sembroski– as they prepare to blast off aboard SpaceX’s Inspiration4 later this week.
“Everyone at Embry-Riddle is excited about the mission and proud of our Eagles, Jared and Chris,” Butler said. “Through their participation in this mission, they are also raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. In doing so, they are exemplifying Eagle values, which call on us to be of service to each other. We wish the whole Inspiration4 crew a very safe and successful mission. We thank them for being a source of inspiration to students who may wish to follow in their footsteps.”
Isaacman, an entrepreneur who graduated from Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus in 2011, sponsored the Inspiration4 mission. Sembroskiis a 2007 Embry-Riddle graduate who works for Lockheed Martin.
With Embry-Riddle alumni Isaacman and Sembroski now bound for space, Embry-Riddle – the world’s leading aviation and aerospace university – can count nine astronauts among its graduates.
The Inspiration4 mission will travel in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, rendered here. (Photo: SpaceX)