Brothers of the Wind Reunite

A homecoming event explored ways the alumni group could support Black students

The Brothers of the Wind (BOW) held an event at this year’s homecoming that explored ways to reconnect with the university and provide new networking and support opportunities for students.

Durwin Mitchell and Evelyn Spell
Durwin Mitchell (’84, ’01), left, Evelyn Spell (’84), right, and Anthony Green were recognized with career achievement awards at the 2021 Brothers of the Wind reunion.

“We are here to unite with the students,” says Madonna Buckner, a director of BOW and one of the first female African American students to attend Embry-Riddle. “There is a legacy we have here, and we want people to know who we are.”

The Brothers of the Wind recognized the career achievements of three members at this year’s homecoming celebration. Evelyn Spell (’84), right, was the university’s first female Army ROTC commission, and Durwin Mitchell (’84, ’01), left, works as general manager of safety, security and environmental compliance at Delta Air Lines. The other awardee, Anthony Green, is a check airman at United Airlines.