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Celebrating 50 Years

In 2017, Wright State University celebrated 50 years of being an innovative leader in affordable and accessible higher education. Please enjoy our unique timeline as well as stories and photographs of the milestone events and inspirational people who have helped make Wright State such a special place.

Boonshoft School of Medicine holds graduation ceremony on May 10

After four or more years of intense study and specialized training, 96 medical students in the Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2018 received their M.D. degrees during the school’s graduation ceremony on May 10.

Susan Edwards of Appalachian State named provost of Wright State University

Susan Edwards, vice provost for faculty affairs at Appalachian State University, will join Wright State as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost on July 30.

Stories

Michael Taylor

Alumnus

Wright State allowed me to experience life on my own for the first time, and helped to shape where I am today. Student life and recreation inspired me to continue with a career within college athletics and recreation. Go Raiders!

James J. Brinkman

Alumnus, 1969

In April of 1964, I was discharged from the U.S. Army and was trying to decide what to do with the rest of my life. A new university was opening in Dayton in the fall of 1964 and the rest is history.

Bob Mitterholzer

Alumnus, 1976

I remember the first day of college, business class with Robert Wagley, good times at the Rathskeller, and meeting new friends.

Trudy (Rieker) Cordero

Alumna

Summer 1970: My first class. My degree took 5 years—first generation graduate! Campus memories: dandelions flashing school colors, geese honking overhead, noisy peacocks next door, and no restaurants or buses. I was in the first tennis club and tennis team. I married in 1974 at the chapel.

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