When Bob McCord (’85, WW) earned his master’s degree in aviation management from Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus, he sent his sister, Marcia Karl, a photo of him receiving his degree and a note musing about what some of his old teachers might think now.
“I laughed because he was not the best student in school,” recalls Karl. “He was very proud of having attained that degree.”
Her brother’s pride of accomplishment is one reason Karl created the Bob and Barbara McCord Memorial Endowed Scholarship, which benefits Worldwide Campus students with financial need. Preference is given to veterans or active duty military applicants.
Bob McCord served in the U.S. Air Force for 27 years, retiring as a chief master sergeant. His wife, Barbara, founded the Bob and Barbara McCord Private Foundation, which supports the scholarship. Bob and Barbara are now both deceased.
“I know they would both be very excited and pleased about this scholarship,” Karl says.