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August 2, 2012

Embry-Riddle Classes at Chandler Municipal Airport

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Phoenix-Chandler Campus will begin holding classes at the Chandler Municipal Airport next week in a partnership to benefit the growth strategy of the airport, and meet the increased demand for aviation and aerospace education. Embry-Riddle will offer its Aviation Safety and Air Science courses twice weekly in the evenings in Chandler Municipal Airport’s conference room from August 6 through October 7.

“One of the ways we can positively shape the future of the airport is through strong partnerships with leaders in the industry,” said Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “As the airpark area begins to reach its potential, partnerships like this one can only help us succeed.”

Embry-Riddle is currently located in Chandler at Pecos and Dobson with a student body of more than 200 adult learners including Boeing Mesa employees, Veterans, transfer students from their partner, Chandler-Gilbert Community College as well as students from corporate and international organizations. However, rising demand has led to the need for expanded space.

“We anticipate growth within each of these segments, and overall growth in the aviation/aerospace sector of the East Valley,” said Patricia Beck, Director of Academic Support. “We are thrilled to have a partner like Chandler who is committed to the