Outstanding Women Dinner

One of the great things about Embry-Riddle is how much all of the faculty truly cares about the students. Just this past weekend, the Women’s and Diversity Center hosted an “Outstanding Women Dinner,” held at the Prescott Centennial Center, for women attending the school with excellent academic achievements. There were many members of the ERAU faculty in attendance. It was so inspiring to see so many female students that have done so well at ERAU.

After the rather scrumptious meal, a presentation was given that showed us just how important women are to Embry-Riddle, and some of the ERAU alumni that have gone far in their professions. This included Susan Kilraine, ERAU’s first astronaut. It is amazing how much women have truly changed the world, and a lot of them come from ERAU. The presentation was very inspirational, telling us how important we are to this field, and how we can change the world as well.

Here is Susan Kilrain, an ERAU Alumni and our first astronaut!

Some of professors from each college (College of Aviation, College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering) each gave an award to the female student that they believed had worked the hardest and had achieved excellence in their academics. It was amazing to be around other females who study and work as hard in their academics as I do. I know now that women make a huge impact on society and our ERAU females, like the ERAU males, are going to be the future leaders of this industry. Embry-Riddle has put so much emphasis on excellence, and unsurprisingly, excellence is what it produces.

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

-Amelia Earhart

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