First Embry-Riddle President Jack Hunt to be Honored on EAA Memorial Wall at Oshkosh 2008

A plaque honoring Jack Hunt, the first president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will be dedicated on the EAA Memorial Wall at Oshkosh (Wisc.) AirVenture 2008 during a ceremony on Sunday, August 3.

By the time of his death in 1984, Hunt had transformed Embry-Riddle in just 20 years from what was once perceived as a “shaky air freight line” into a world-renowned aviation and engineering university, thus enabling tens of thousands of students to share his vision that “the sky is home.”

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. The university educates more than 34,000 students annually in undergraduate and graduate programs at residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., through its Worldwide Campus at more than 130 centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit

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