Scholar

Soleih Gooden is one of 40 David B. O'Maley College of Business scholarship recipients at Embry-Riddle for the academic year 2021-2022.

Growing up on the island of Jamaica, Soleih Gooden would always go along on rides to the local airport, whether she was traveling or not.

“I loved the environment,” said Ms. Gooden, who is now a senior in Aviation Business Administration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s David B. O’Maley College of Business.

Although she was captivated by aviation and travel, she never imagined she would end up studying abroad.

“It’s quite funny whenever reality hits, because I never thought I would be here,” she stated in an ERAU news feature release.. “Growing up, the plan was always to attend college locally because I knew I would never be able to afford to study overseas.”

The reality of studying at ERAU has come about for Ms. Gooden because of hard work and focus — she has been on the Dean’s List or the Honor Roll since May 2019 — along with financial assistance from the O’Maley Family Endowment, the Alpha Eagle Aviation and Science Foundation Fund, The Ronald Weaver Endowed Scholarship and the Women of Excellence Scholarship.

This fall, 40 students in the David B. O’Maley College of Business have been awarded scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. The awards go a long way toward cultivating the future leadership pipeline to satisfy industry needs, according to Dean Shanan Gibson.

When Ms. Gooden is not at work on her studies, she is working 18 hours a week at the College of Business and ERAU’s financial aid office, or demonstrating her leadership in the community, for which she was awarded the Outstanding Student Service Award in May.

Other scholarship recipients thus far in 2021-22 are:

•Georgia Alberts - College of Business Endowed Scholarship

•Joel Almendarez - James A. Bryan Jr. Endowed Fellowship

•Sergio Alvarez - International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation

•Yair Baker - The Louis H. Craig and Randolph M. Bailly Memorial Scholarship

•Ibukunoluwa Bankole - O'Maley Family Endowment

•Roseline Bellevue - ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship, Ulch Business Scholarship

•Jerry Deshawn Bracey - Project Liftoff Student Success and Scholarship Program

•Savannah Brockenbrough - Jim & Carole Henderson Business Endowed Scholarship

•Carly Campbell - Centeno Family Scholarship, ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship, Richard Cook Memorial Scholarship

•Elias Campbell - C. Jeffrey and Katherine Knittel Endowed Scholarship, ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship

•Sebastian Cavichiolo - William Dollaway & Glenn Barcheski Scholarship, William F. Marrison Scholarship

•Alexandria Cogdell - James H. Bastian Endowed Scholarship, You Rock Scholarship

•Robert Consolo - Amelia Peabody Aviation Endowed Fellowship

•Calvin Freeman - John Paul Riddle Memorial Endowed Scholarship

•Jetro Gallo - Jason Wismer Memorial Endowed Scholarship, John and Audrey Eberle Endowed Scholarship, NARA Business Aviation Endowed Scholarship

•Soleih Gooden - O'Maley Family Endowment, Ronald Weaver Endowed Scholarship

•Sophia Gustely - Dr. John and Judith Longshore Endowed Scholarship

•Cody Highley - FBO Scholarship

•Macey Hughes - ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship, George and Carolyn Butchikas Women in Business Scholarship, Josephine O'Connor Memorial Endowed Scholarship

•Jacob Islas - College of Business Philanthropy Council Scholarship

•Amina Issoufou Anaroua - Amelia Peabody Aviation Endowed Fellowship, Irma Kirk Endowed Scholarship, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation

•Katie Konicki - International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation (Prescott)

•Konstantin Kosoric - ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship

•Alyssa Lang - Josephine O'Connor Memorial Endowed Scholarship, Rolls-Royce Customer Business Endowed Scholarship, LendingPoint Scholarship

•Rohan Mahajan - International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation

•Samer Marrouche - College of Business - Business Leadership Council, George H. Ebbs, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

•Olivia Martin - ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship, James W. and Essie W. Barfield Endowed Scholarship

•Shelby McKinney - Damon and Debra D'Agostino Endowed Scholarship

•Antonio Moreno-Borruso - College of Business Scholarship – Term

•James Myers - James W. and Essie W. Barfield Endowed Scholarship

•Jonathan Orella - ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship, James W. and Essie W. Barfield Endowed Scholarship

•Andrew Osgood - ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship, PBJ Scholarship

•David Parrilla - Robert W. Baker Memorial Endowed Scholarship

•Param Patel - ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship

•Charyari Ramos - Nash Family Foundation Scholarship

•Alexander Schmucker - Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

•Lothin Serao - Rowe Endowed Scholarship Fund

•Anna Szaumkessel - ERAU Florida License Plate Endowed Scholarship

•Soumedh Trivedy - College of Business Philanthropy Council Scholarship

•Anthony Ventura - The Louis H. Craig and Randolph M. Bailly Memorial Scholarship

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