University HIGHLIGHts

A high-tech effort to help students feel connected with Embry-Riddle and persist with their studies this week earned a top award for excellence in higher education. The Embry-Riddle Worldwide Retention, Affinity and Persistence initiative was honored by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technologies – known as WCET.
Read more
Under an unprecedented and far-reaching partnership agreement with Airbus, Embry-Riddle will offer its award-winning educational programs at Flight Works Alabama – a major new aviation experience center designed to build workforce capacity across the aviation and aerospace fields.
Read more
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s undergraduate engineering programs at the school’s residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., have once again received superior marks in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges guidebook, an annual listing of more than 1,800 accredited four-year schools in the United States. “It’s great to see the continued high marks these outstanding engineering programs are receiving, given the excellent public and private institutions across the country that offer these degrees. We are proud of our students, faculty and staff for making these programs among the best in the world,” said Dr. P. Barry Butler, president of Embry–Riddle.
Read more
PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus has partnered with SkyWest Airlines to provide aspiring airline pilots direct access to the tools, support, and guidance needed to take control of their commercial aviation career. “The benefit to current and future Embry-Riddle students is that SkyWest is by far the largest regional carrier in the U.S. and is a partner with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines,” said Dr. Juan Merkt, Chair of Embry-Riddle’s Aeronautical Science Department.
Read more
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Higher Education Endorsement Program has provided a premier stamp of excellence in support of Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., accounting program.
Read more
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University today announced it is opening the participant pool for its annual student business-pitch competition to hundreds more future business leaders across Florida. Boeing HorizonX, the first official presenting sponsor, alongside platinum sponsor International Speedway Corporation (ISC), will support the newly expanded “Launch Your Venture” competition.
Read more
For the eighth straight year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s most respected publication covering colleges and universities.
Read more
Delta is launching the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program to identify, select and develop the next generation of pilots. This industry leading program complements the traditional, existing paths to becoming a Delta pilot and has three main areas of focus — college, company and community. This three-pronged approach will help Delta support future aviators as well as current Delta employees who have a passion for aviation and strong interest in becoming a Delta pilot.  
Read more
Microsoft Corp. will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) at the Jacksonville Community Campus serving Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Friday, June 1, at the Duval County Veterans Memorial Wall. MSSA in Jacksonville is a reflection of the need to provide service members with training and certifications before they transition out of the military, and Microsoft’s strong commitment to the veteran community.
Read more
Cellular and developmental biologist Dr. Sally Mason, who served as the 20th President of the University of Iowa from 2007 until 2015, has been named a member of the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – the world’s largest, oldest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace education institution.
Read more
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to announce the Prescott Campus' new School of Business. The official unveiling of the school took place at a launch party on Feb. 1 attended by campus and community members, followed by a visit from University President Dr. P. Barry Butler on Feb. 9.
Read more
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has named Lon D. Moeller – an accomplished faculty member with expertise in business ethics, conflict management and negotiations and a successful university administrator – to serve as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the world’s leading institution of higher education focusing on aviation, aerospace and research.
Read more
Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has selected Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univerity – Prescott among the universities chosen for the 2018 Top Hawk program, and is to accept the delivery of a new, custom branded Cessna Skyhawk 172 to support flight training, university recruiting efforts and promotional activities throughout the year.
Read more