Disabled student finds ‘Wright’ fit for college


More people with disabilities are going to college today, including recent graduate Melissa Kelbley.

The 23-year old Fostoria native is a 2008 graduate of Calvert High School. She graduated from Wright State University this past summer with a degree in mass communication for public relations.

As stated from an article in the Dayton Daily News, WSU is considered among the nation’s top disability-friendly schools. The university was serving students with physical disabilities through offerings such as personal assistance even before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, said Jeff Vernooy, director of the Office of Disability Services.

Roughly 550 students are registered with the disabilities services office, which assists those with physical and/or learning disabilities, according to the university.

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