Comments and opinions from Embry-Riddle alumni and friends
Embry-Riddle's oldest alumnus was also one of the university's first international students.
Gerald W. Zimmerman (’58, MC, Non-degree) recalls the aerospace tragedy of 1967.
“I came to appreciate the order of magnitude difference in aviation mechanic disciplines, compared with the … maintenance on my 1928 Model A Ford.”
Centenarian ‘Zalo’ Lopez-Garzón (’43, MC) was one of the first international students at Embry-Riddle’s School of Aviation.
In order to thrive, Embry-Riddle needed a cohesive campus with direct access to a runway. Tamiami Airport was closing, and a move became inevitable.