President of Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc. Honored at Vaughn College Gala

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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology honored Gary J. Spulak the president of Embraer Aircraft Holding Incorporated for his role as an influential leader in the aviation and aerospace industries, and for Embraer's dedicated support and platinum level sponsorship of Vaughn College at the fourth annual event.

Vaughn College President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo introduces honoree Gary J. Spulak at the Vaughn College Gala on Thursday, November 9.

“We are grateful to Vaughn for furthering our workforce, and for inspiring a new generation to join us,” said Gary J. Spulak.

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology honored Gary J. Spulak the president of Embraer Aircraft Holding Incorporated for his role as an influential leader in the aviation and aerospace industries, and his dedicated support of Vaughn College at the fourth annual event on Thursday, November 9.

NBC 4 reporter and anchor Stefan Holt served as master of ceremonies for an evening that also highlighted outstanding academic and professional achievements of Vaughn students.

The $289,000 raised in proceeds from the Gala will be used to fund scholarships and institutional priorities. Embraer was a Gala platinum sponsor.

“Gary and Embraer have been so generous in their support of Vaughn College and have a strong commitment to aviation education, internships and career opportunity,” said Vaughn College President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo. “We are deeply appreciative of their generous sponsorship and equipment donations which will directly benefit students in our aviation maintenance programs.”

Vaughn College serves many first-generation Americans and first-generation college students and seeks to provide an engaging educational experience for every student. Ninety-seven percent of Vaughn graduates are employed, 82 percent of those in a related field, or continuing their education within one year of graduation.

“Each of the young citizens of aviation that walk your halls and in this hangar become inspired by your professors, mentors and leaders, and by your commitment and dedication to changing our industry, ensuring its perpetuity and ultimately changing the world, one student at a time,” said Spulak. “We are grateful to Vaughn for furthering our workforce, and for inspiring a new generation to join us.”

VAUGHN COLLEGE: Founded in 1932, Vaughn College is a private, four-year college that enrolls more than 1,500 students in master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in engineering, technology, management and aviation on its main campus in New York City and online. The student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 ensures a highly personalized learning environment. Ninety-seven percent of Vaughn College graduates are placed in professional positions, 82 percent in a related field, or choose to continue their education within one year of graduation. They work in 20 countries and all 50 states. The institution serves many first-generation college students and is recognized by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. For more information on Vaughn College, please visit http://www.vaughn.edu.

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