What’s In A Name?

Campus buildings, and who they were named for

Allyn Hall

Stanley Charles Allyn

Former NCR President



Boonshoft School of Medicine

Oscar Boonshoft

Engineer, philanthropist


Brehm Laboratory

John E. Brehm

Original wright state landowner


Matthew O. Diggs III Laboratory
for Life Science Research

Matthew O. Diggs III

Son of Nancy and Matthew Diggs II


Nutter Center

Ervin J. Nutter

Founder, Elano Corp.



Fawcett Hall

Novice Fawcett

Former President, The
Ohio State University


Millett Hall

John D. Millett

Former President,
Miami University



Nischwitz Stadium

Ron Nischwitz

Professional baseball player, Wright State baseball coach


Oelman Hall

Robert S. Oelman

Former NCR President




Paul L. Dunbar Library

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Poet, novelist, Playwright


Raj Soin College of Business

Raj Soin

Engineer, philanthropist




Rike Hall

David L. Rike

Former President, Rike’s Department Store



Rinzler Student Sports Complex

Allan Rinzler

Real estate developer, philanthropist


Russ Engineering Center

Fritz and Dolores Russ

Founders, Systems Research Laboratories


Tom Hanks Center
for Motion Pictures

Tom Hanks

Actor, filmmaker


White Hall

Frederick White

First Wright State employee, Former Interim President


Note: Hamilton Hall isn’t named after a person at all. It’s actually named after the Hamilton River, a prehistoric underground river beneath the region.

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