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.


Hannah Parker


I came here Spring 2016 as a transfer student after a rough couple semesters in Kentucky. I took a semester off before transferring here to make sure college was right for me, and I'm glad I decided to come to Wright State. I found my home!

Sarah Christy


As a freshman, I was placed in leadership positions that none of my friends would have been capable of at schools their size. Wright State has allowed me to grow as a leader in such a short time and I am forever grateful.

Katie Halberg

Staff, Director of Social Engagement

When I began working here in 2007, we were in the midst of the 40th anniversary celebration. Throughout the last decade, I’ve met many fabulous colleagues, become a trailblazer in social media, and completed my master’s degree. My husband and children have also become Raiders! Thank you, Wright State!

Amanda Earnest

Staff, Web Developer/Designer

I have worked as a print and web designer in higher education marketing since 2006. Recently, with limited experience I took a flying leap and dove solely into web development and design. Wright State saw the potential in me when I didn’t. I’m thankful they gave me a chance.