Stories

What is your Wright State story?

What part does Wright State University play in your life story?

Was it the setting of your coming of age? Was it an active player in your biggest discovery?

If you are reading this, your life has probably been touched by Wright State University in some way.


A Collection of Stories from the Wright State Community

Lukas Wenrick

Student Body President

My story is dependent upon the story of others. To the professor who showed me the value of my education; the community director who exposed me to a life of purpose, the numerous leaders who contributed to my growth, and the students who trusted me to lead: thank you.

David Kendrick

Staff & Student

I joined the FMS Department at WSU in the spring of 1995 and started classes in the fall. This chapter of my educational journey will end in December 2017 with graduation. It never would have been possible without the wonderful support of my supervisors, colleagues and the entire WSU community.

Cristie Gryszka

Staff

Every day I am inspired by the generosity of alumni, staff, retirees, faculty, community members and organizations that believe in WSU’s mission and our students. WSU has given me the opportunity to be a part of something that will continue to change the future of our region!

Debbie Garber

Alumni & Staff

2004 I became a Raider working for The College of Science and Mathematics. Mother of three, working full-time and caring for elderly parents, I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology. This is not an uncommon scenario, however my supportive work environment made all the difference. Proof WSU values education.

Becca Webb

Student & Staff

WSU’s championing of the LGBTQAI+ community has changed my life. Through Safe Space training and links to the Office of LGBTQAI Affairs, I discovered a label I now wear proudly: queer. I also have met the most inspiring and affirming people here, with incredible teachers and a strong, family-like community.

Billy Willis

Alumni & Staff

Wright State to me means Opportunity: WSU has given so many people a chance to succeed when others didn't. It gave me an Opportunity to complete my master’s degree and obtain a full time staff position! It has afforded me opportunities to grow as a student, professional and person.

Amanda Bucher

Student

I have been able to gain unique experiences through employment and research opportunities such as NSF-RET that will make me an excellent teacher when I graduate. Through student employment I've made connections and learned important skills while having fun and getting some grocery money for it!

Miranda Fryman

Student

I came to Wright State as a passive student who had no idea what she wanted to do. Luckily, I found a home very quickly and became active in many organizations and groups that have given me amazing opportunities and lifelong relationships.

Tessa Cox

Alumni

In my first year as a teacher, I was consistently told that I didn't seem like a first year teacher. The only explanation I have for this is that the ILA program at Wright State prepared me so well, and I will always be grateful for that.

Bruce Heintz

Student

As a student, I’ve been blessed with amazing professors and mentors that have helped me discover my potential, and prepared me well for the workforce. I’ll be leaving Wright State in the spring, but I’ll be connected with these people for the rest of my life.

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