Fall 2019 Newsletter

Head Shot of Dean Christina Bloebaum

Fall is officially here with dropping temperatures but increasing enthusiasm for all we do here in CAE. Our September Alumni and Friends Dinner and the A&E Expo were huge successes, as was the Grand Opening of our new FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center (FAAC). We reconnected with so many alumni and made many new friends who are dedicated to helping our students and programs as we move forward with our new vision and mission. We officially launched our new partnership with Delta, becoming one of their select Delta Propel partners. Many more partnerships have been initiated and are in the process of being formalized in both Aeronautics and Engineering, and the tremendous success of our recent Career Fairs is evidence of these strong partnerships. This is extremely exciting for all of CAE and you should all be proud as well. While I previously projected an enrollment growth of over 25%, the final numbers were tallied and we grew an incredible 52% this Fall semester in our new full-time equivalent (FTE) admissions. Part of our tremendous success can be attributed to the message that we are truly unique across universities - we are a college with Aeronautics, Engineering Technology, and Engineering working together to tackle the country's and state's biggest needs. And we are doing this in a synergistic way that matches the needs of today's industry. We continue to build our industry connections including attending conferences – most recently UAA and NBAA and hope you will reach out to us so we can help you and your company - wherever you are! We look forward to connecting with you all soon!

Christina L. Bloebaum