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Embry-Riddle to Honor GAMA President at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh


MEDIA ALERT
July 21, 2015

Embry-Riddle to Honor GAMA President at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

WHAT: As part of its scholarship-raising Name A Plane Program, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will unveil a personalized decaled Cessna 172 from its university fleet to honor aviation organizational leader Pete Bunce, President & CEO of General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) at a special dedication ceremony during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015.

A facilitator of new general aviation product and safety technology development through transformative regulatory initiatives, Bunce promotes policies that enable better, safer and more efficient certification processes globally. Winner of the Aviation Industry Leader of the Year by Living Legends of Aviation and the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) Sword of Excellence, his work as an advocate for sound tax and trade policies is key in fostering the growth of general aviation. He also serves as co-chair of the U.S. NextGen Institute.
Embry-Riddle leadership, including Interim President Dr. John R. Watret, will be part of the presentation.

Media is invited.

WHEN: 1 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 21, 2015

WHERE: The Embry-Riddle booth space at No. 49, 50, 59, 60 and 61 is located in Aviation Gateway Park at EAA AirVenture.

MEDIA CONTACT:
- Melanie Hanns, Director of University Communications/Media Relations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; (386) 226-7538, (386) 283-0753; melanie.hanns@erau.edu

About Name A Plane
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Name A Plane Program provides a unique opportunity to personalize one of the university’s residential campus fleets of Cessna 172s and Diamond Twin Stars as a tribute, honor, memorial or recognition of a loved one, special individual or organization. Money raised from this campaign goes directly to support students in the form of scholarships and financial aid. For more information, contact Director of Annual Giving, Yoon Choi, at (386) 226-7223 or choiy3@erau.edu. For more information on the Name A Plane Program, go to erau.edu/name

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 75 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. 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 www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv
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