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Embry-Riddle to Receive Enterprise Award from Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce

Daytona Beach, FL, January 13, 2014

Embry-Riddle to Receive Enterprise Award from Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will receive the prestigious Enterprise Award at the organization’s Annual Meeting on Feb. 10, 2014.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering.

With residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and more than 150 locations as part of Embry-Riddle Worldwide, the university has set the bar for excellence in education, launching one-of-a-kind degrees geared to foster the aviation industry’s most in-demand careers including Commercial Space Operations, Global Security & Intelligence Studies, Aviation Business and more.

But it’s here in Volusia County, where the university and its Worldwide Headquarters call home, that the nearly 90-year-old institution gives back to its community and local economy most generously. Phil Maroney, Root Company and 2013 Chairman of the Board noted that “Embry-Riddle exemplifies the spirit of the Enterprise Award, This award recognizes a business or organization that contributes to the overall economic vitality of our area.  We are honored to celebrate their positive impact on our community and their accomplishments.”  

The current construction of a 90-acre Aerospace Research and Technology Park in Daytona Beach will give local students and faculty the hands-on ability to find solutions to real-world problems. With an experimental aerodynamics laboratory and wind tunnel in the works, the Research Park is poised to attract aerospace, aviation, engineering and technological industry leaders --- and with that an estimated 300 high-level, high-paying engineering jobs.

The university’s continued connection to the space industry (six NASA astronauts are graduates) ramped up with the recent creation of the world’s first Commercial Space Operations degree for students at the Daytona Beach Campus in Fall 2013. 

Embry-Riddle’s 1,423 full-time and part-time staff and faculty as well as the more than 5,200 Daytona Beach-based students also give back to their community with campus-wide fundraising events for charities like Food Brings Hope to feed local children and participation in events such as Walk a Mile In Her Shoes to address domestic violence.

“Embry-Riddle’s commitment to our students and their success goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to being a proud and active member in our community,” said President and CEO Dr. John P. Johnson. “The university is honored to be recognized by the Chamber.”

You can make reservations for the event by calling the Chamber at (386) 523-3675 or by emailing  Jennifer@DaytonaChamber.com.

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Media Contacts 

Meghan Hughes
Marketing & Communications
Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
(386) 523-3681
meghan@daytonachamber.com

Melanie Hanns
Director of University Communications
Marketing & Enrollment Management
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL
Office: (386) 226-7538
Cell: (386) 283-0753
hannsm@erau.edu

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 70 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.