Alumni

Game changer

Wright State alum Michael Kraack '99 makes his mark in video game industry
Michael Kraack, who graduated in 1999 from Wright State with a computer science degree, makes his mark in the video game industry. (Contributed photo)

Wright State grad turns a computer science degree and love for gaming into a software engineering career, working on games played by millions of people. Continue reading

Wright State University decides not to host presidential debate

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“This decision has weighed heavily on my heart. I really wanted this experience for our students. But the safety and the financial health of our university must take precedence,” said Wright State President David R. Hopkins. Continue reading

Wright State’s Jeff Mercer promoted to head baseball coach

Jeff Mercer is the first former Raider player to lead the baseball program.

Jeff Mercer was assistant coach and former baseball player at Wright State, graduating in 2009 with a degree in organizational leadership. Continue reading

Wright State alum Emmanuel Urquieta part of NASA crew simulating stresses of deep space exploration

Wright State alum Emmanuel Urquieta part of NASA crew simulating stresses of deep space exploration

Emmanuel Urquieta, a 2015 aerospace medicine graduate, will spend the next month in a simulated spacecraft at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Continue reading

A wonderful life

Grateful for Wright State’s impact on their lives, Ron ’76, ’84 and Joan Amos pay it forward for future generations
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The Ron and Joan Amos Family Scholarship provides assistance to students who are working their way through college. Continue reading

Fit for a king: Perci Pietro

Wright State alum and Persian Prince Perci Pietro flourishing in the luxury real estate and business market
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Perci Piétro, a 1996 Wright State graduate, is a real estate entrepreneur in Miami and a descendent of the Qajar Dynasty, which once ruled Persia. Continue reading

Target talent

Wright State grad student Matthew Scherreik’s paper on target recognition wins top award in international competition
Matthew Scherreik, who is pursuing a  Ph.D. in electrical engineering, won the Lockheed Martin Best Student Paper award for the third year in a row. (Photo by Erin Pence)

Matthew Scherreik, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, won the Lockheed Martin Best Student Paper award for the third year in a row. Continue reading

The Legend

Wright State graduate Andy Winchek '69 served as the university’s first mascot
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Vera Winchek remembers late husband, Andy’s, days as the Wright State Raiders’ No. 1 supporter. Continue reading

Wright State grad examines grandfather’s WWI service in new book

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Gregory Archer, a 1984 graduate of the School of Professional Psychology, writes nonfiction narrative about his grandfather’s service in World War I. Continue reading

Wright State’s baseball team hopes to strike out Huntington’s Disease

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Nationwide, an estimated 30,000 people are battling Huntington’s Disease (HD) and one of those people fighting is Lee Smith. Continue reading