The Prescott Campus placed No. 1 and No. 2 in the collegiate division and No. 2 and No. 5 overall at the 2017 Women’s Air Race Classic.
Effective July 2017, the Daytona Beach Campus is now a fully approved member of the NCAA Division II and the Sunshine State Conference, following the successful completion of a three-year NCAA provisional membership process.
The Prescott Campus Women’s Golf Team ended the season No. 2 in the nation at the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship in May. Freshman Jessica Williams finished second in the nation in individual competition. The team also ranked No. 2 on the 2016-17 NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Postseason.
Elisabeth H. Murray, assistant professor of security studies and international affairs at the Daytona Beach Campus, is the first female president to lead the International Network of Genocide Scholars.
Richard “Pat” Anderson, director of the Eagle Flight Research Center at the Daytona Beach Campus, was awarded the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize on May 20, 2017.
Robin Colwell, director of the Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus at Memphis, Tenn., was named a “Power Player in Higher Education” by Inside Memphis Business magazine.
The Caribbean Students’ Association (CSA) at the Daytona Beach Campus won the CSA of the Year award for the first time, and club President Moriba Ballah (’17, DB) won President of the Year.
The Prescott Campus’ Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club won the Arizona State PBL Championship for the 11th straight year and had eight top-10 finishes at the PBL National Leadership Conference in June.
With a cumulative GPA of 3.35, the Prescott Campus Men’s Wrestling team was named the No. 3 All-Academic Team in the Nation, by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
The Prescott Campus Rocket Team broke six campus records on April 23, including highest altitude (36,072 feet) and highest velocity (Mach 2.5), with the launch of a Mach 3 Rocket.
Embry-Riddle was named a U.S. National Park Service – Center of Excellence.
Embry-Riddle and Creare LLC received a Phase II $1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an autonomous guidance, navigation and control system for unmanned aerial vehicles.