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 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, 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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