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 degrees and non-degree programs are also offered by Embry–Riddle Worldwide.


Daniel Burbank
Alvin Drew
Connally Edozien
Scott O'Grady (center)
Alumni Class[2] Notability
Stephanie Bellegarrigue 1993 Co-pilot of the 1999 LearJet crash that killed professional golfer Payne Stewart[3]
Gregory A. Biscone 1993 United States Air Force Inspector General and Deputy Director of Operations at United States Central Command[4]
Daniel C. Burbank 1991 Astronaut and US Coast Guard Captain[5]
Jeffrey B. Cashman 1996 Air National Guard Brigadier General[6]
John Currier 1998 US Coast Guard Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard[7]
Kevin Davis 1996 US Navy Lieutenant Commander, Top Gun graduate, and former F/A-18 Blue Angels Pilot[8]
Alvin B. Jackson ? Republican Utah Senator, son Franklin plays basketball at Duke[9][better source needed]
Benjamin Alvin Drew 1995 US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel; astronaut[10]
Peter F. Dumont 1990, 2003, 2018 Retired Navy Air Traffic Controller. President & CEO Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)
Michael Durant 1995 US Army helicopter pilot shot down and taken prisoner during the Battle of Mogadishu, recounted by the film Black Hawk Down; awarded the POW Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and three times the Distinguished Flying Cross[11]
Connally Edozien 2001 Nigerian football player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks FC[12]
Feith, Greg 1996 Retired Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board[13]
Ronald J. Garan, Jr. 1995 Astronaut and US Air Force Colonel[14]
James Hagedorn 1979 Chairman and CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro and former F-16 fighter pilot[15]
Timothy.Holland 1983 Operations Director/Radio Personality 103.3/95.9 Earth FM WRTH
Sophie. A Hargreaves, PhD 2000 Fulbright Scholar
Jackson, James 1990 Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and Chief of Air Force Reserve Command[16]
Susan Still Kilrain 1982 Astronaut and US Navy Commander[17]
Thomas L. Tinsley 1984 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General, Commander of the 3rd Wing, F-15C test pilot[18]
Karen L. Magnussen 1997 RollerJam skater and a Junior Olympic speedskating title holder[19]
Nick Mingione 2000 University of Kentucky Wildcats baseball Head Coach[20]
Scott O'Grady 1989 US Air Force F-16 pilot who evaded capture after being shot down over Bosnia in 1995[21]
Hitesh Patel 1987 Executive Vice President, Kingfisher Airlines
Kraig Paulsen 1994 Iowa State Representative and minority whip[22]
Fouad Mahoud Hasan Al Rabia 1988 Prisoner held in extrajudicial detention at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp without formal charges[23]
Robertus Remkes 1987 US Air Force Major General and Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy for the United States European Command[24]
Andrew P. McKeown 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[25]
Fernando L. Ribas-Dominicci 1985 US Air Force Major, killed during Operation El Dorado Canyon[26]
Marc H. Sasseville 1996 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General[27]
Keith J. Stalder 1994 United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General[28]
Nicole P. Stott 1987 Astronaut[29]
Terry W. Virts 1997 Astronaut and US Air Force Colonel[30]
Dave Wallace 1977 Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for Mississippi County, Arkansas; decorated United States Army officer of the Vietnam War[31]
Patrice C. Washington 1982 First African-American captain of a major airline[32]
Jack Weinstein 1987 US Air Force Major General[33]
Robert E. Wheeler 1995 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General[34]
Daniel P. Woodward 1980 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General and pilot[35]

Degree recipients

Thomas Patten Stafford
Honorary alumni Honorary degree received[2] Notability
Cho Yang-Ho 1998 Chairman and CEO of Korean Air[36]
Andrew P. Iosue 1983 Retired United States Air Force four-star general who served as Commander, Air Training Command (COMATC) from 1983 to 1986[37]
Lehman, William 1992 Former U.S. Congressman who attended Embry-Riddle as an aviation maintenance student[38]
Edgar Mitchell 1996 Astronaut and US Navy Captain[39]
Lloyd W. Newton 1997 Retired United States Air Force four-star general; served as Commander, Air Education and Training Command (COMAETC) from 1997 to 2000; first African-American pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds[40]
Thomas Patten Stafford 1970 Former astronaut and retired US Air Force Lieutenant General[41]
Steven F. Udvar-Házy 1998 Founder and CEO of International Lease Finance Corporation[42]

See also


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