90,000 Alumni Strong (and Growing)
As Wright State University has grown from decade to decade, so has the force and reach of its alumni. The Alumni Relations staff provides special services and opportunities to connect with fellow alumni nationwide through the Wright State University Alumni Association.
By becoming a member of the Alumni Association, you can enjoy all the benefits of your Wright State affiliation and contribute to the future growth of the university.
Alumni Profile in Community Magazine:
From Wright State to Swaziland
Harry VanderWal wanted to be a calculus professor. But when he decided to go overseas, he realized that becoming a doctor would be a better way to serve people in other countries.
After graduating from Cedarville College, Harry enrolled in Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine. His wife Echo, also a Cedarville graduate, went to the Kettering College of Medical Arts to become a physician's assistant.
Harry chose Wright State for its community-based medical program. "I really appreciated that," he said. "I was also accepted at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State, but chose Wright State for that purpose." more »
Relive | Renew | Reconnect
Everywhere I go in Raider Country, I meet alumni who say Wright State University has transformed their lives. Our 90,000 alumni are a powerful force, shaping the region, state and beyond.
Last year, I was privileged to attend our Alumni Association's "Wright State on the Road" events. These informal gatherings were held in each of the 16 counties in Raider Country, as well as across the country, including New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, and Florida. Our alumni may live in different places and have different careers, but they all share one thing in common: pride in their alma mater. Whenever or wherever we gather, we fondly say "we're in Raider Country."
Wright State on the Road gave me the opportunity to update alumni about the marvelous transformation that has taken place on campus over the years and how we have evolved into the region's hub of innovation and research. But I also learned from our alumni who relived memories of their college days and shared their inspirational stories of how Wright State helped them reach their dreams.
I want to personally invite each of you to join your fellow alumni who mentor current Wright State students, participate in student recruitment initiatives, cheer on our Raiders at sporting and entertainment events, and support Wright State through financial gifts.
Did you know that Wright State alumni live in all 50 states? We have a growing number of alumni chapters across the country. Wherever you live, I invite you to relive, renew and reconnect with your alma mater and fellow alumni.
All my best,
David R. Hopkins
President, Wright State University