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effective, high-quality education for diverse individual students’ needs include online programs ranging from personalized orientation, advising, and progress maps to virtual aerial robotics and aircraft crash labs. Since its launch in 2017, the Embry- Riddle Worldwide Retention, Affinity and Persistence (WRAP) initiative has increased new student matriculation rates by over 10% and retention rates by 17%. Worldwide campus locations include 89 military bases, which goes back to the university’s core student base: active and veteran military. Recognition of who its students are has always been a large part of developing the university’s approach. Watret says that the university Embry-Riddle’s new Mori Hosseini Student Union in Daytona Beach glows at sunset. Photo: Embry-Riddle/David Massey Watret credits Embry-Riddle’s success in part to a low student-faculty ratio and proven learning approaches that keep invaluable skills such as self-discipline, communication, and a respect for safety. That translates well into the aviation and aerospace industry,” helping to make Embry- students engaged and help them succeed. Effective technologies that reach across geographic lines, yet continue to provide an “recognizes that military service provides Riddle almost synonymous with degrees in the field. Embry-Riddle Worldwide is currently headquartered in Volusia County, where the institution employs approximately 250 REAL . LOCAL . SAVINGS . See how much you could save on car insurance today. 386-304-9363 921 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach Saving people money on more than just car insurance. ® Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Motorcycle and ATV coverages are underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. Homeowners, renters and condo coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Boat and PWC coverages are underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image © 1999-2019. © 2019 GEICO | 26 | EVOLVE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE