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March 27, 2000

WILLIAM RICHEY RECEIVES OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD FROM WRIGHT STATE OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS

William K. Richey, chemistry teacher at Xenia High School, is the winner of the 2000 Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Education and Human Services, the College of Science and Mathematics, and the Wright State University Office of Alumni Relations. Richey graduated from Wright State in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in science and in 1986 with a master's degree in education. For the past fourteen years, he has taught chemistry at Xenia High School. Valedictorians of the high school have named him their most influential teacher on six different occasions. He also teaches part-time at Miami University, where he has contributed to the Science is Fun and the Teaching Physical Science Through Children's Literature programs.

Richey was named the 1998 Ohio Teacher of the Year for his outstanding work in the classroom and for his inspirational and motivational leadership. In 1999, he was named as one of 172 winners nationally of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation Education Awards.

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