Issue: AlumNotes



2014 Behzad Ghanbarian (Ph.D.), who has 10 published papers in peer-reviewed Iranian journals and 26 in peer-reviewed international journals, is doing post-doc work at the University of Texas in Austin in petroleum geosystems engineering. Jean Goettemoeller (B.S.) was named a … Continue reading


The Wright State University Alumni Association recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Wright State alumni on an annual basis at an awards ceremony celebrated each fall during Homecoming weekend. Top row, from left to right: David R. Hopkins, Wright State president; Carolyn Wright, president of the Wright State Alumni Association Board of Directors; Greg Scharer, executive director of alumni relations Bottom row, from left to right: David Brush, brother of award recipient Michael P. Brush (accepted the award on Michael’s behalf); Anthony “Scott” Keen; Satyam Kantamneni; Bradley Roediger; Lilah H. Findley; Elizabeth Omolewu, mother of award recipient Rachel F. Omolewu (accepted the award on Rachel’s behalf)

2013 Cassie Fishbein (M.S.), a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, joined the pediatric practice of Karen Smith and Abigail Fischer in Kitsap, WA. Kurt Holden (B.S.) is a police officer at Wright State University. Jeremy Williams (B.S.B.) is a consultant with … Continue reading


Back row, left to right: President David Hopkins; Raymond L. Umstead, ’75 B.S.B. Raj Soin College of Business; Ronald P. Golovan, ’89 M.D. Boonshoft School of Medicine; James D. Mamer, ’88 B.S.Ed., ’94 M.Ed. College of Education and Human Services; Clay Johnson (Christopher’s brother); Christopher R. Johnson, ’82 B.S. College of Science and Mathematics; Stephen R. Hampton, ’80 B.M. College of Liberal Arts; and Sharon A. R. Stanley, ’83 M.S. Wright State University–Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health. Front row, left to right: Lori Crosby, ’95 Psy.D. School of Professional Psychology; Patricia Adams Howard, ’79 B.S.B., ’99 M.B.A. Wright State University–Lake Campus; Michael R. Deis, ’82 B.S.Egr. College of Engineering and Computer Science; and Sung K. Ahn, ’83 M.S. Wright State University Graduate School.

  2013 Casey McCluskey (M.D.) was presented with the 2013 Excellence in Public Health Award by the U.S. Public Health Service. The award recognizes medical students who are involved in public health issues in their communities. Nicole Tompkins (B.F.A.) played … Continue reading



2012 Mercedes Bender (B.A.) was named associate producer at ABC 22/FOX 45 in Dayton, Ohio. Cindy Bevan (M.S.) joined Clinton Memorial Hospital Regional Health System in Wilmington, Ohio, as an advanced nurse practitioner. Her responsibilities include providing primary care to … Continue reading


2012 Amber M. Wilson (B.S.) was awarded a full scholarship for a five-year Ph.D. program in genetic research at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 2010 Natalia Jones (M.B.A.) was hired as client services executive by TriComB2B, a … Continue reading


Class of 1972 Sharon Benedict (B.F.A.) has completed a three-year mural project on the stage backdrop of the Clifton Opera House. The mural includes Clifton Gorge, Clifton’s historic buildings and homes, a covered bridge, a stage coach stop, and opera … Continue reading


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Class of 1970 Randall Solomon (B.A.) has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio to chair the state’s Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. He has served on the commission for five years and has chaired its … Continue reading

mastering the art of learning

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The word “retire” is simply not in Anna Gee Blackwell’s vocabulary. Blackwell graduated from Wright State in 2005 at age 76 with a master’s degree in piano performance. While at Wright State, she served as an accompanist for the Paul … Continue reading

Wright State honors Outstanding Alumni

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Twelve Wright State University alumni were honored at the 11th annual College Outstanding Alumni Awards. Each college recognizes former students who have gone on to make exceptional contributions to their professional fields while giving back to their communities. The recipients of … Continue reading

Alum Notes

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Class of 1968 Connie Jo McCarroll, D.O., (B.S., M.S. ’70) is an associate professor of pediatrics at Ohio University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Class of 1969 Evelyn Maple (B.S.Ed.) has retired after 30 years of teaching at Wilmington and Wheelersburg … Continue reading