Commencement Speaker

The Commencement Speaker addresses Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus' graduating class

Prescott Campus Commencement Speakers

Welcome to the Prescott Campus Commencement Speakers archive. Graduation is a monumental achievement in every student's path to their future. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has welcomed many renowned and successful guests to address graduates and provide some words of wisdom from their own life experiences. Past commencement speakers have included Embry-Riddle alumni, astronauts, entrepreneurs, politicians, military veterans, and more.

Here, you can review previous years' commencement speakers, read their commencement addresses to graduates, and find news on our next remarkable Commencement Speaker! 

Past Commencement Speakers

Captain Nancy Martin-Belitz - Aeronautical Studies '85 is a Standards Check Airman for Southwest Airlines. 

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Russell “Chip” Childs is Chief Executive Officer and President of SkyWest, Inc., the holding company for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines.

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Honorable Robert L. Sumwalt, 14th Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board

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Katie Pribyl, Senior Vice President of Aviation Strategy and Programs - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

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23rd Arizona Governor Douglas Anthony "Doug" Ducey

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Nicole Stott, Astronaut (Ret.), DB '87, ERAU Alum and Board of Trustee Member, Artist and Advocate for Science and Art Education

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Mr. Gabriel L. Navarrete, Chief Security Officer, Falcon Global Strategies

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Ambassador Barbara M. Barrett, Chairman of The Aerospace Corporation's Board of Trustees

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David B. O'Maley, Chairman Emeritus, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio National Life Insurance Company Ohio National Financial Services

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David L. Robertson, Owner of Robertson Racing and Board of Trustee Member

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Robert Wilson, President of Business & General Aviation for Honeywell Aerospace

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U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Paul A. Gosar

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Major General Thomas J. Trask, Director, Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments, U.S. Special Operations Command

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Dr. Peggy Chabrian, President and Founder of Women in Aviation, International.

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Benjamin Alvin Drew Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.), NASA Astronaut

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