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Embry-Riddle to Honor HAI President at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

July 22, 2015

Embry-Riddle to Honor HAI 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 Matt Zuccaro, President & CEO of Helicopter Association International (HAI) at a special dedication ceremony during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015.

Active in the helicopter industry for nearly 40 years, Zuccaro is a longtime, key figure in commercial, corporate and public service operations in the aviation industry. A decorated Vietnam War veteran, he has served in multiple roles with HAI including being instrumental in restructuring the organization’s by-laws and leading industry research and task force groups as a member and consultant. His role as past president and chairman of the Eastern Region Helicopter Council fostered a new era of development, retention of heliports, community interface and regulatory, airspace and infrastructure improvements.

Embry-Riddle leadership, including Interim President Dr. John R. Watret, will be part of the presentation. Media is invited.

WHEN: 10 a.m. CT Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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

- Melanie Hanns, Director of University Communications/Media Relations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; (386) 226-7538, (386) 283-0753;

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 For more information on the Name A Plane Program, go to

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, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and, and find expert videos at

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