In October, Embry-Riddle was named a Tier One university by Rockwell Collins, a major provider of avionics and information technology systems and services to government agencies and aircraft manufacturers.
The designation signals an expanding partnership and will involve increases in high-level funding, joint research projects, campus visits from Rockwell Collins teams, co-op/intern opportunities for current students and full-time hiring of Embry-Riddle graduates.
“We look at many factors as part of this designation, including the number of students who graduate in core disciplines, the diversified student body and the number of students we hire, as well as retention and quality,” says Martha May, senior vice president of human resources at Rockwell Collins.
Nearly 400 Embry-Riddle alumni work for Rockwell Collins. Over the last five years the company has hired 48 Embry-Riddle graduates, including 33 women and minorities.