List of Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University alumni

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Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University alumni include six astronauts, a former U.S. Congressman, and a former White House Fellow. Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world.[1] The university offers bachelor's and master's degrees at two residential campuses and through Embry–Riddle Worldwide. Associate's degrees and non-degree programs are also offered by Embry–Riddle Worldwide.

Alumni[edit]

Daniel Burbank
Alvin Drew
Connally Edozien
Scott O'Grady (center)
Alumni Class[2] Notability
Biscone, Gregory A. 1993 United States Air Force Brigadier General and Deputy Director of Operations at United States Central Command.[3]
Burbank, Daniel C. 1991 American astronaut and US Coast Guard Captain.[4]
Currier, John 1998 US Coast Guard Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard.[5]
Davis, Kevin 1996 US Navy Lieutenant Commander, Top Gun Graduate, and former F/A-18 Blue Angels Pilot.[6]
Doyle, Jerry 1987 American actor and radio talk show host.[7]
Drew, Benjamin Alvin 1995 US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and an American astronaut.[8]
Durant, Michael J. 1995 US Army helicopter pilot shot down and taken prisoner during the Battle of Mogadishu accounted in the film Black Hawk Down. Awarded the POW Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and three times the Distinguished Flying Cross.[9]
Edozien, Connally 2001 Nigerian football player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks FC.[10]
Feith, Greg 1996 Retired Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.[11]
Garan Jr., Ronald J. 1995 American astronaut and US Air Force Colonel.[12]
Hagedorn, James 1979 Chairman and CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro and former F-16 fighter pilot.[13]
Hargreaves, Sophie. A, PhD 2000 Fulbright Scholar
Jackson, James 1990 Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and Chief of Air Force Reserve Command[14]
Kilrain, Susan 1982 American astronaut and US Navy Commander.[15]
Tinsley, Thomas L. 1984 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General, Commander of the 3rd Wing, F-15C test pilot.[16]
Larkins, Jamail 2007 First ambassador for Aviation & Space Education for the Federal Aviation Administration.[17]
Magnussen, Karen L. 1997 RollerJam skater and a Junior Olympic speedskating title holder.[18]
O'Grady, Scott 1989 US Air Force F-16 pilot who evaded capture after being shot down over Bosnia in 1995, as featured in the film Behind Enemy Lines.[19]
Hitesh Patel 1987 Executive Vice President, Kingfisher Airlines.
Paulsen, Kraig 1994 Iowa State Representative and minority whip.[20]
al-Rabia, Fouad Mahoud 1988 Prisoner held in extrajudicial detention at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp without formal charges,[21]
Remkes, Robertus C.N. 1987 US Air Force Major General and Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy for the United States European Command.[22]
McKeown, Andrew P. 1995 US Army helicopter pilot, Retired Senior Aviator, OH-58D(I) KW, Founding member of TF-118 and recipient of numerous awards and decorations for service and valor in Operations Prime Chance and Earnest Will.[23]
Ribas-Dominicci, Fernando L. 1985 US Air Force Major, killed during Operation El Dorado Canyon.[24]
Stalder, Keith J. 1994 United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General.[25]
Stott, Nicole P. 1987 American astronaut.[26]
Virts, Jr., Terry W. 1997 American astronaut and US Air Force Colonel.[27]
Washington, Patrice C. 1982 First African-American captain for a major airline.[28]
Weinstein, Jack 1987 US Air Force Major General[29]
Wheeler, Robert E. 1995 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General[30]
Woodward, Daniel P. 1980 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General and Pilot.[31]
Wyckoff, Charles E. 2002 Army Sgt. Recipient of Distinguished Service Cross in Operation Enduring Freedom.[32]

Degree recipients[edit]

Baktash Khadem Zaher
Thomas Patten Stafford
Honorary alumni Honorary degree received[2] Notability
Cho Yang-Ho 1998 Chairman and CEO of Korean Air.[33]
Baktash Khadem Zaher 1997 Founder and CEO of Paramount Business Jets.[34]
Iouse, Andrew P. 1983 Retired United States Air Force four-star general who served as Commander, Air Training Command (COMATC) from 1983 to 1986.[35]
Lehman, William 1992 Former U.S. Congressman who attended Embry-Riddle as an aviation maintenance student.[36]
Mitchell, Edgar 1996 American astronaut and US Navy Captain.[37]
Newton, Lloyd W. 1997 Retired United States Air Force four-star general who served as Commander, Air Education and Training Command (COMAETC) from 1997 to 2000. He was also the first African-American pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.[38]
Stafford, Thomas Patten 1970 Former American astronaut and retired US Air Force Lieutenant General.[39]
Udvar-Házy, Steven F. 1998 Founder and CEO of International Lease Finance Corporation.[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  29. ^ "Major General Jack Weinstein". United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  30. ^ "Brigadier General Robert E. Wheeler". United States Air Force. December 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  31. ^ "Brigadier General Daniel P. Woodward". United States Air Force. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
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  35. ^ "Biographies: General Andrew P. Iouse". United States Air Force. 1985-07-01. Archived from the original on 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
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