Wednesday, August 17, 2005

ERAU here I come!

So I am really excited today because I got a call from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University! They say they have received my application and transcripts from Texas A&M and that I should be hearing from them soon. This was the school I wanted to go to for my undergraduate degree, but financially it just was not feasible. So I completed a year and a half at Houston Community College and then transferred to Texas A&M. I am just glad that I will be able to earn my Master's degree from ERAU because it has always been a school of my choice. As a Boeing employee, I get reimbursed to tuition, so all works out just grand! I have decided that I want to get a masters in Aeronautical Science - Human Factors. They say I should be able to start classes in October. I really hope everything works as planned.

36 comments:

Ali said...

Which campus are you gonna go to? Daytona Beach or Prescott?

Damaris B. Sarria said...

I'll be going to a distance learning campus. Actually I am do everything online which works out well. But there is a campus at Patrick Air Force Base.

Jen said...

That is wonderful Damaris! Simply Awesome!

The Cerdanator said...

great every things going well for you

fishlamp said...

Congratulations! Another positive step closer to your dream... awesome!

Froggy said...

wow! That is great news! Good luck!

SJ said...

Congrat!! Good luck for the course.

danny said...

hi damaris!!!!!
gr8 goin....finally u r on the way be an astronaunt....i promise i will pray cuz i see a burning desire in u to become an astronaunt....u will one day become one...keep faith and keep dreaming.....
tc
ciao
danny

Scotty said...

Hi Damaris,

congratulations! I spent a year at the ERAU Prescott campus with an AFROTC scholarship. It's a great school.

I was at the Cape last week working on the Boeing Delta LPDs. Should have tried to meet you. Maybe next trip!

Best regards,

Scott
http://shudson310.blogspot.com

Marty said...

That is interesting! I like it, but what campus are you going to?

Susie Q said...

Believe in your dreams, trust in God, and everything will work out as is planned!

amy said...

that is the one good thing about working with Boeing, they cover the class fees.

I hope you succeed in becoming an astronaut, from what little I've seen it looks to be one of the most challenging careers I've ever seen, but also one of the most exciting.

good luck, and I look forward to seeing your name on a mission schedule!

AnotherONE said...

...thats a pretty nice Blog, great Idea to describe how to become a space Girl.

Bye, stephan

Alex said...

What kind of classes will you be taking?

Hi from NYC!

R2000 :O)

Rick Stansberger said...

This is so cool! It's delightful to see how you're going for your dream!

Rachel said...

Hey from right next dor! Tonsa luck to ya, and 'gratz.

Anonymous said...

hi there i read about your blog. i am from Malaysia still studying in elementary school. I heard about this and i think your dream is awesome and i guess i have many things to know about being an astronaut!

Anonymous said...

hi there i read about your blog. i am from Malaysia still studying in elementary school. I heard about this and i think your dream is awesome and i guess i have many things to know about being an astronaut!

Demosthenes said...

How very refreshing to read about someone chasing their dreams! I am chasing mine as well: to be a theologian. I know, that has got to be wierder than an astronaut, but I enjoy it. I am working out the details of attending Reformed Theological Seminary for my MDiv; a stepping stone to Princeton, Harvard, and Cambridge, all of which are in my future! Sometimes the walk is hard, but oh so fun! BTW, my aunt was an engineer with NASA, and had the unfortunate assignment of informing the White House that the Challenger would explode on take off. Then vice-pres Bush informed her that we couldn't lose face to the Reds, and had to launch anyway. A very sad story, after which my Aunt left and got her law degree from Georgetown. But everyone in the family is a huge space fan, and I wish you the BEST OF LUCK! Charis kai eraine,
Demosthenes

Ester said...

Atardecer en mi ciudad de Iquique.

Qué opinan?

Common Hours said...

You go gal !!!!
I have a favorite astronaut! You can see his photo at my blog
http://joevevah.blogspot.com/2005_02_01_joevevah_archive.html
There are links in that post to a cool website about him. He was my boss when we served aboard the USS Laws during the Korean conflict. let me know if you have trouble finding my blog post

Stu said...

I've never posted on your blog before but I stumbled across it today and well... it's great! I'm sure the dots didn't make me look suspicious there as I was hardly gonna say it's rubbish I guess ;) Heheh

I hope everything works out for you, for two reasons... it's a great dream to have, and second, because this blog is more original than most others ;)

Stu

teacherdanielle said...

Hi, Very Inspriational Blog!
Thanks

Concetta said...

thanks for being yourself and following your dreams.

Kiki said...

it's wonderful damaris!! when i was a child astronout is one of profession that made me interested. untill now, i still love seeing the sky, especially in d'night and imagine how does it feel to fly out there. god will help you, insyaAllah.

Sydney said...

Good luck to you, I hope you hear something from them soon!

Ginger said...

Damaris~ You Rock! Thanks for letting us in on the pursuit of your dreams! :)

Steve Webb said...

Congratulations! I really like this idea for a blog (i.e., chronicling a specific aspect of your life instead of all of the random stuff that happens to all of us). I'm really happy you got into ERAU, and I wish you all the best as your journey continues :-)

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Jimmer said...

Congradulations Damaris. You are focused on a goal that eludes many of us. I too am looking to the future but as a whole change. I am curently on a journey to reinvent myself. I don't now how it will end but all we can do is look forward.

Jimmer
http://100daystoreinventmyself.blogspot.com/

Juan Leopoldo Martínez said...

Hello from Venezuela.

The dreams...dreams and love make us live, they are 2 importants things on our lives. A men without dreams is nothing, it´s just living. If a men don´t feel love for someone(s) is just living.

I mean, just living is that the person was born and live because is here, not for looking a reason.

Walk on like U2 song, nothing is impossible, touch the stars like you will, that´s not impossible. Walk On.

GC said...

Congratulations on your acceptance to ERAU!

This blog is really neat! I'll be adding it to my list at http://rantair.blogspot.com/ today.

Best of luck to you, and I can't wait to see how things work out for you!

A new faithful reader,

Glenn Calvin
ERAU PRC Alumnus 1997

Anonymous said...

I see you already deleted my comment. Well then, good luck. You're going to need it.

Anonymous said...

You'll be accepted at ERAU.

They let anybody that can pay right in the door.

It's not an honor.

It's the beginning of life in a weird place.

Pegasus said...

Hi! I see this blog is 2 years old...anyway! Just wondering if you got thru, and how things are with you, astronaut-wise and all that jazz =)

*am in Embry-Riddle myself*

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