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Gymnast Taylor Ricci of Oregon State overcomes potentially devastating growth spurt

The average height on the Oregon State gymnastics team is 5-foot-3-inches. Senior Taylor Ricci is two inches taller than the average. Being a 5-foot-5-inch gymnast isn’t out of the question, three other ladies on the team join her at that mark. What makes Ricci’s current height extraordinary is that five of those inches were added on between her freshman and ...

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Embry-Riddle business alum Jason Alvarez gets a great seat at The Boeing Co.

Graduating with his business degrees from Embry-Riddle, standout student athlete Jason Alvarez knows what it takes to succeed. As a Procurement Agent and Supplier Integration leader for The Boeing Company, Jason travels the globe meeting with seat suppliers to ensure Boeing delivers the best products and services to their airline customers. He also offers some advice to current and prospective ...

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