All events begin at 7:00 p.m., and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. The public is welcome to campus for the President's Speakers Series. The events will be held in the Willie Miller Instructional Center on the Daytona Beach campus. Overflow viewing rooms will be available with open seating.
Red Tail Pilots, Lt. Col. Leo. R. Gray and Lt. Col. George Handy, along with Michael McKenzie, President and CEO of Vision of Flight, join moderator Marc Bernier for a discussion of the history of the Red Tail airmen, their incredible acts of bravery, and soaring over adversity to serve their country in the fight for freedom. A question and answer session will follow.
George Will is a Pulitzer Prize winning commentator, columnist, and author. Mr. Will will preview the 2016 presidential election field, discuss national and international issues, and share his passion for baseball. A question and answer session will follow.
Amelia Rose Earhart was named in honor of Amelia Earhart, one of the most famous female aviators, and continues Amelia’s pioneering ways. Amelia Rose has dedicated her work to helping young women learn to fly through scholarships and educational STEM opportunities as president of the Fly with Amelia Foundation. She will discuss her efforts to raise the profile of women in aviation through her foundation and her honorary 24,300 nautical mile flight around the globe. A question and answer session will follow.
Former CIA Operative and author Valerie Plame Wilson discusses her book, Fair Game, life as wife of former Ambassador Joe Wilson, and politics with Marc Bernier. A question and answer session will occur, followed by a book signing.
The media are invited to photograph/videotape all President’s Speakers Series events. For more information, call Marc Bernier at (386) 226-6222 or (386) 226-7285.
CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications and Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6198; firstname.lastname@example.org