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  • Chatter - News and notes from the world of Embry-Riddle
  • Feedback - Embry-Riddle alumni and friends offer comments and opinions
  • In Other Words: 'The Long Gold Line' - Mark Overley reflects on the flight team’s origins and successes
  • Wings of Legacy: 40 Years of Ascent - The Prescott Campus celebrates its past while growing toward the future
  • Flight Path: Eyes on the Sky - How a kid from Long Island became the NTSB’s first African-American managing director
  • Going Global - Study abroad experience helps students in careers and life
  • Airborne - Asia’s aviation industry is experiencing rapid growth, and Embry-Riddle is in the thick of it
  • Alumni @ Work: Tinkering with the Master Control System - Laura Tyler Perryman engineers pain and disease management technology for human good
  • Giving to Embry-Riddle: Double the Impact - Prescott Campus alumnus vows to match gifts to Doryland Aerospace Engineering Endowment
  • Alumni In Action: Direct Connections - Capt. Nikki Yogi’s ACE program pairs Air Force ROTC Det. 157 cadets with Embry-Riddle Det. 157 alumni for mentorship opportunities and an in-depth look at active-duty life
  • Alumni News - A message from the executive director, upcoming events and more
  • Class Notes - Find out what your fellow alumni are up to now

Publication Date

Fall 2018


Sara Withrow






Casual Astronaut


  • Senior Vice President of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement Marc Archambault
  • Senior Executive Director of Philanthropy Christopher Lambert, J.D.
  • Executive Director of Alumni Engagement Bill Thompson (’87)

Philanthropy & Alumni Communications

  • Executive Director of Communications Anthony Brown
  • Director of Communications/Editor Sara Withrow
  • Assistant Director of Communications Melanie Stawicki Azam
  • Assistant Director of Digital Engagement & Philanthropy Alan Marcos Pinto Cesar


  • Melanie Hanns, Senior Communications Advisor
  • Daryl LaBello, Multimedia Producer
  • David Massey, Multimedia Producer
  • Connor McShane, Multimedia Producer
  • Sam Mittelsteadt
  • Kevin Montgomery, Archivist
  • Mark Overley (‘81)
  • Ginger Pinholster, Assistant Vice President for News & Research Communications
  • Jenny Quill
  • James Roddey, Director of Communications
  • Bob Score, Multimedia Producer

Published by Casual Astronaut

  • Senior Editor Colleen Ringer
  • Creative Director Marc Oxborrow
  • Art Director Felicia Penza
  • Chief Client Officer Paul Peterson

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