SIU-C honors retirees at annual banquet

Date: September 14, 1988
Location: Carbondale, IL
Newspaper: Southern Illinoisan
Page: C-7

Edmond A. (Tony) DaRosa , of Lake Mary, Fla., a professor of aviation technologies with 14 years of service. DaRosa officialy retired June 30, but had been on disability leave since March, 1979. He came to SIU-C from Lewis (Ill.) College in 1965 to found the aviation technologies program in the School of Technical Careers. During his tenure he garnered some $2.7 million in gifts and donations for the aviation program. Among the donors was the late Arthur Godfrey, entertainer and flying enthusiast who was a longtime friend of DaRosa. During his 43 years of service in the aviation field, he worked closely with Wings of Hope, a worldwide medical missionary organization. DaRosa immigrated to the United States from his native Portugal in 1936.

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