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.
Emily Schlater Neu
I was a young, single mother determined to beat the odds. Wright State allowed me to have the flexibility I needed to graduate with highest honors and raise my daughter. Now, I work for a Fortune 500 company in marketing and have my M.B.A.
Wright State is home! In 1993, I earned my B.S.E. Upon considering where to obtain my masters, I gravitated back to Wright State in 2000. For my administration license, I came here in 2007. Now, I work with Wright State student teachers in my school to pay it forward!
I was hired by Fred White as first registrar when only Allyn Hall existed and was secretary to faculty during development of the bylaws and Faculty Senate. I helped plan and direct first commencement where I received my M.S. in personnel counseling. I also worked with first President Brage Golding.
Janet Harrison Carney
In the early 70s, I took a computer class at Wright State. The final consisted of feeding 150 hand-punched cards into the machine to spell 'GOOD MORNING'. I was convinced this computer thing was an expensive fad.