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

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Barathkumar Mohanarangan

Student

I am from a country called the Indian sub-continent. I came to the land of opportunity, with lots of dreams. Wright State welcomed me to the family with open arms. This place got me involved by inspiring me and helping me follow my passion. Thank you all for the experience.

Veda Galigekere

Alumni

I joined WSU in 2005 and graduated in 2012 Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering. I loved my stay at WSU, it is one of the the best days of my USA life. I developed immensely as a researcher and a professional equipped to tackle the present day engineering challenges.

Karin DuChesne

Staff

I grew up on Col. Glenn & attended the Grand opening ox roast on campus. Watched the University grow, watched the horses in the riding stable, the "Woodstock" on the hill. Bungee jumping over the lake at the Nutter Center

Lakshmi Nathan Balasubramanian

Student

Far away from a distance land in the eastern hemisphere, I decided to take my first flight to the birth place of aviation to the university named after the brothers who gave the world a taste of flying. Today, this place has given me the wings of courage to fly

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.

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