Wright State University will award an honorary degree to a relative of the Wright Brothers during the school’s commencement ceremony next month.
Amanda Wright Lane, great grandniece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the university.
Wright State’s graduation ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 4 at the Nutter Center. The spring class of 2019 includes 2,082 graduates, according to the school.
Wright Lane is the fourth member of the Wright family to receive an honorary degree from Wright State.
“I consider it a high, high honor,” she said. “I was so proud the day my dad received his degree, his passion for this university was so evident. And I believe I caught that passion too.”