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Embry-Riddle Spotlights Prominent Alumni at Awards Reception

Daytona Beach, FL., November 15, 2013

Six notable alumni of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University were honored Nov. 8 in a ceremony at the Daytona Beach, Fla., campus that recognized their significant contributions to their profession, community and the university.

Alumni Awards Recipients

Award recipients (L-R): Damon D'Agostino, Sean Rogers, Beverley Drake, David Weinberg and Jim Huntoon

Alumni Philanthropy Award/

Damon D’Agostino, B.S. in Aviation Business Administration (1994), Daytona Beach Campus

Occupation: Chief Commercial Officer for CIT Aerospace

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the University through philanthropic contributions and involvement in the direction of their gift.

Alumni Achievement Award

Beverley Drake, Flight Training (1976-77), Daytona Beach Campus | B.S. in Professional Aeronautics (2002) and Master of Aeronautical Science (2005), Worldwide Campus

Occupation: Senior Aviation Accident Investigator/Analyst with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and NTSB federal women’s program manager.

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the aviation and aerospace industry through personal and professional success.

Alumni Service Award

Jim Huntoon, B.S. in Aeronautical Science (1993), Daytona Beach Campus | Master of Aeronautical Science (2010), Worldwide Campus

Occupation: Regional Sales Manager, Aircell-Gogo | Adjunct Professor, Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus

Awarded to an individual who continually demonstrates an extraordinary level of selfless commitment and endless enthusiasm for the University through, but not limited to, service, support, leadership and recruitment.

Alumni Volunteer Award

Sean Rogers, Ph.D., B.S. in Aviation Business Administration (2001) and MBA in Aviation (2002), Daytona Beach Campus

Occupation: Assistant Professor, Management Department, College of Business, New Mexico State University | U.S. Army veteran

Awarded to an individual whose volunteer contributions to their profession/industry and/or the community at-large go above and beyond average.

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Albert Trivison

Albert Trivison

Albert Trivison, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (2004), Prescott Campus

Occupation: Deputy Program Manager, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Next-Generation Control Segment, GPS Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command | U.S. Air Force veteran.

Awarded to an individual who has graduated within the past decade and has excelled in their field of endeavor, achieving professional success above and beyond their peers, and/or has served their community and the University selflessly.

Military Achievement Award

U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. David Weinberg, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (1985), Daytona Beach Campus

Occupation: KC-135R Refueling Tanker Command Pilot and President/CEO of NEi Software Inc.

Awarded to an individual who has achieved outstanding success in the military.


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