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Sophomore, Junior, Senior Lift Off

On Tuesday, September 8th the Barney School of Business hosted its annual Lift Off for business sophomores, juniors and seniors. Lift Off is a tool to motivate students and get them ready for the semester. There we talked about the importance of being competent, confident and connected. We were fortunate enough to have Terry Dietz join us as a keynote speaker to help us Lift Off the right way.

Terry Dietz was a former Navy pilot and now flies for American Airlines. He talked to the students about getting in the “zone” while flying and how that coincides with being focused on what is important. Deitz served on the USS Carl Vinson with VF-51 flying the F-14 Tomcat and then served at the west coast Replacement Air Group as an instructor. He attended pilot school in Pensacola in 1984. He left active service in 1992, and continued flying in the Navy Reserves with VR-52, on Logistics missions around the world. He retired in 2001 with the rank of Commander.

Dietz was also a contestant from Survivor: Panama and Survivor: Cambodia. He captivated the audience with his presentation and his experiences.