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.


Amanda Bucher


I have been able to gain unique experiences through employment and research opportunities such as NSF-RET that will make me an excellent teacher when I graduate. Through student employment I've made connections and learned important skills while having fun and getting some grocery money for it!

Miranda Fryman


I came to Wright State as a passive student who had no idea what she wanted to do. Luckily, I found a home very quickly and became active in many organizations and groups that have given me amazing opportunities and lifelong relationships.

Tessa Cox


In my first year as a teacher, I was consistently told that I didn't seem like a first year teacher. The only explanation I have for this is that the ILA program at Wright State prepared me so well, and I will always be grateful for that.

Bruce Heintz


As a student, I’ve been blessed with amazing professors and mentors that have helped me discover my potential, and prepared me well for the workforce. I’ll be leaving Wright State in the spring, but I’ll be connected with these people for the rest of my life.