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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: Follow Your Dreams - How Alexander Wells’ aviation career turned into a fulfilling life of teaching
  • Wings of Legacy: The Riddle of T. Higbee Embry - A spotlight on the life and times of Embry-Riddle’s enigmatic co-founder
  • Grand Opening - Eagles and government officials celebrated the opening and dedication of the Mori Hosseini Student Union
  • Light Sport: Big Business - Students conduct market analysis for Brazilian aircraft maker SeaMax that could bring up to 80 jobs to Florida
  • A New Lease - Business savvy, hard work and ‘secret sauce’ fuel aircraft leasing startup
  • Alumni @ Work: A Human Factors Remedy - Steve Powell is fighting to prevent fatal medical mishaps using aviation safety science
  • Giving to Embry-Riddle: A Simple Charge - Trustee David O’Maley pays forward a special gift he received as a young man
  • Alumni In Action: Science at the South Pole - Capt. Michael Nayak is chasing clues to Jupiter’s evolution to better understand our solar system and support national security
  • 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

Spring 2019


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


  • William R. “Bill” Goebel (82)
  • Jason Kadah, Director of Communications & Marketing
  • Daryl LaBello, Multimedia Producer
  • David Massey, Multimedia Producer
  • Connor McShane, Multimedia Producer
  • Ginger Pinholster, Assistant Vice President for News & Research Communications
  • Alexander T. Wells, Faculty Emeritus

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

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