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Career News


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Helen Dalman “Pat” Knight (’84, ’92, WW), a 10-time Master Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and a founding member of Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, recently renewed her Master CFI accreditation. Knight is an aviation safety inspector with the FAA Flight Standards program at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. She was the second aviation educator to earn the Master designation when the program was introduced by the FAA.


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Lt. Col. John Eubanks (‘94, DB; ‘05, WW) is a U.S. Navy combat systems officer trainer and flight instructor at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. Previously, he completed a two-year assignment as the Air Force ROTC leader at Det. 490 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Eubanks has also served as a missile launch instructor, missile combat crew member, and master navigator.


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Sara McCook (‘06, DB), who is project manager of design and construction, corporate real estate for United Airlines, was a guest speaker at the Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate Conference, held Oct. 8-10 in Chicago, Ill. She served on the panel “Run Like a Girl,” which discussed what it means to be a modern day woman and a feminist, and how to maintain authenticity.


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Keegan Kirkpatrick (’13, PC) is the team lead at Redworks, a 3D printing company based in Lancaster, Calif. His team’s design for a 3D printable Mars habitat placed in the top 30 finalists of the America Makes 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, selected to debut at the 2015 New York Maker Faire. He is pictured, left, with John A. Baliotti, director of marketing and business development at ExOne.

Family News

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Oleg Sindiy (’04, PC) adopted a son, Daniel, on June 2, 2015. Sindiy is a systems architect at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is currently working on the design of the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission and Europa Clipper spacecraft. Pictured from left are Daniel and Oleg Sindiy.


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Rose Wanjiku Njogu (’13, DB) and Zhande Mwangi married on May 9, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. The couple resides in Kenya.

Other News

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James Ladesic (’67, DB), professor and associate dean of industry relations, Sully Ferritto, and Trustees Emeriti Jay Adams Jr. (HonDoc ’08) and Phil Elliott Jr. (HonDoc ’04; ’72, DB, Non-degree) were honored at Embry-Riddle’s 50th Gala Celebration held Oct. 29, 2015, in the Duva Ballroom at the Henderson Welcome Center and Administration Building at the Daytona Beach Campus. The gala commemorated Operation Bootstrap, Embry-Riddle’s move from Miami to Daytona Beach in 1965, and recognized special guests for their support of the momentous effort. The foursome shared their poignant and often amusing stories of the historic move in a talk show format hosted by radio personality Marc Bernier. Pictured from left are Marc Bernier, Jay Adams Jr., Phil Elliott Jr., Sully Ferritto and James Ladesic.