Special delivery: Lewis University sends admissions letters to Romeoville high schoolers via drone
Lewis University pioneered a new mode of college admissions delivery this month with the drone delivery of eight admissions letters to Romeoville High School students, according to a release from the university.
“Being the first delivery of this kind in the nation demonstrates how Lewis University is a leader in aviation education from the first moments of your Lewis University experience,” Lewis University President Dr. David Livingston said, according to the release.
The unmanned aircraft systems program drone dropped into the high school Nov. 13 to let Yamilette Arias, Abbey Brand, Ryan Dabrowski, Abigail Diaz, Daniel Gal, Jeremy Kinsley, Ashley Pitt and Malik Tifah know that they were admitted to Lewis University. The Catholic university's aviation program includes an on-site airport and "industry-leading" instructors.
“We’re so proud that the first drone delivery of this type happened right here in Romeoville," Mayor John Noak said in the release. "Innovation leads to progress and Lewis University is a prime example of this. What a great experience for these students. They were not only accepted to a leading college, but they were part of a major milestone in the advancement of drones.”