I want to say a big “thank you” to the Embry-Riddle Eagle family for the overwhelming outpouring of congratulatory notes, emails and phone calls on the announcement of my new role as executive director of Alumni Engagement. This love and support motivate my team and me to always do our best in representing you, the more than 150,000 alumni that Embry-Riddle has produced.
As the world bounces back from the pandemic, our department’s focus is to provide resources that will help alumni advance in their careers. We now have Angie Engel, assistant director of alumni career engagement, who will focus on just that (see story). Angie has already started establishing relationships with mid-career recruiters to provide high-level job opportunities to alumni.
I also want to introduce Diana Mazzella, the new editor of Lift, who will lead this digital-first effort to connect with you through your smartphone, laptop or the good old-fashioned print version. (Don’t forget to update your subscription preferences at alumni.erau.edu/liftsubscription.)
We look forward to seeing you at homecoming this year: Prescott’s is Oct. 6-8, Worldwide’s (virtual) is Oct. 31-Nov. 3 and Daytona Beach’s is Nov. 4-5. Alumni awards will be presented in Prescott. Submit your nomination to recognize alumni achievements at alumni.erau.edu/awards.
Eagles always make a difference, and we ask you to share all your volunteer activities with us at alumni.erau.edu/volunteer. Our goal is to record at least 2,500 volunteer hours.
Lastly, we’re inviting industry partners like you to sponsor alumni events and showcase your company to our students, alumni and friends.
Forever An Eagle,
Edmund Odartey (’04, ’10)