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President's Ambassadors

President's Ambassadors

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President's Ambassadors serve as official representatives of Wright State University and the Office of the President at various Wright State presidential dinners, meetings, and events. President's Ambassadors also give guided tours and meet with community leaders, alumni, donors, and dignitaries.

President's Ambassadors are a group of premier students who are committed to Wright State and play a vital role in the reputation of the University.

Meet the Ambassadors

Shahinaz Abdul Halim

Year: Third-year
Major: Middle Childhood Education with the concentrations in Math and Science
High School: Dhahran Ahliyya Schools
Hometown, State: Khobar, Saudi Arabia

I love Wright State for the countless opportunities it provides for its students to get involved on and off campus, but most importantly how it views us as individuals and not just numbers.

Adrienne Draper

Year: Graduate student
Major:  Master of Public Administration
High School: Northmont High School
Hometown, State: Englewood, Ohio

I love the great experiences and education I knew I could get from Wright State while staying in the Dayton Region.

Mackenzie Hammock

Year: Third-year
Major: History
High School:
Ohio Connections Academy
Hometown, State: Yellow Springs, Ohio

The thing I love most about my Wright State experience is the quality of education I am receiving. The professors are kind and helpful, and WSU provides many resources to succeed.

Diana Johnson

Year: Third-year
Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Minor: Computer Science
High School: Milton-Union High School
Hometown, State: Troy, OH

My favorite thing about Wright State University is its size. I believe that Wright State's close-knit community allows its students to thrive because there are always new ways to get involved and make a positive impact on and off campus.

Ben Kressbach

Year: Fourth-year
Major: Chemistry and Music Dual Major, Biochemistry Minor
High School: Louis D. Brandeis High School
Hometown, State: San Antonio, Texas

I chose to go to Wright State for their academic programs and flexibility, which I wouldn't have been able to find anywhere else.

Devin Lawrence

Year: Fourth-year
Major: Middle Childhood Education
High School:
Hometown, State: Dayton, Ohio 

What I like most about Wright State is the amount of opportunities and resources that have been provide to me a well as the amount of effort the staff puts in so that I can succeed at my goals of graduating debt free. 

Roya Morakabian

Year: Graduate Student
Major: Doctor of Medicine
High School: Van Alstyne High School
Hometown, State: Van Alstyne, TX

I chose Wright State BSOM for my medical education because I greatly appreciated the warmth and support I felt from the students and faculty during my interview day. I believe Wright State BSOM will best prepare me to become a compassionate, competent, and caring physician. I've loved the memories, experiences, and friends I have made here so far. 

Gary Neal Jr.

Year: Fourth-year
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Pickerington High School North
Hometown, State: Pickerington, Ohio

What I love most about Wright State is the student-first culture formed from the top down, in which I’ve witnessed consistent implementations and actions taken to prioritize students’ well-being and development.

Cassandra Poeppelman

Year: Graduate student
Major: Biomedical Sciences, Ph.D. with a concentration in Neuroscience and Physiology
High School: Fort Recovery High School
Hometown, State: Forty Recovery, Ohio

I love Wright State University because of its incredible community. I can always count on the support of faculty, staff, and other students to get me through any academic or personal challenge I face.

Rahul Shah

Year: Graduate student
Major: Biomedical Sciences, Ph.D. with concentration in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
High School: Beavercreek High School
Hometown, State: Beavercreek, Ohio

I love Wright State for its opportunities for hands-on experience as an undergraduate student, the opportunities for leadership positions on campus, and the connections with faculty, staff, and university and community leaders.

Bailey Stammen

Year: Graduate student
Major: Doctor of Medicine
High School: Ansonia 
Hometown, State: New Weston, OH 

Wright State has an abundance of resources, opportunities, and the support I was looking for in a college to help me achieve my goal of being accepted to medical school.   

Justin Zielske

Year: Third-year
Major: Nursing, Organizational Leadership
High School: Vermilion High School
Hometown, State: Vermilion, OH

The thing that I love most about Wright State is that it has the feeling of a small school while still having the academics and support of a state school. You never feel like just a number at this school.


Engaging the Ambassadors

If your department is having a large-scale event and is looking for knowledgeable, hard-working students, do not hesitate to contact us at or 937-775-2312 to learn how you can utilize Ambassadors at your event.

Become an Ambassador

This form is only accessible to current Wright State students. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, please log in to the form below with your campus username and password. The deadline to be considered for a President's Ambassador for the 2024-25 academic year is Thursday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m.

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