Giving

Flying Fishes

Wright State super alums establish legacy scholarship in the name of their sister
Flying Fishes

The four Fish sisters were highly involved in campus life as Wright State students in the 1970s. 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
A wonderful life

The Ron and Joan Amos Family Scholarship provides assistance to students who are working their way through college. Continue reading

Wright State to offer scholarship in memory of shooting victim Parris Hummons

Wright State to offer scholarship in memory of shooting victim Parris Hummons

Dayton Early College Academy graduates will be the preferred recipients of the Parris Hummons Memorial Scholarship. Continue reading

Giving from Wright State retirees hits record high

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More than a quarter million dollars was donated to the Wright State Retirees Association for scholarships and other campus programs in 2015, a record amount. Continue reading

Tom Hanks will have a long-lasting impact on Motion Pictures program

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Tom Hanks visited Wright State to dedicate the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures, saying he hopes the center inspires students to do the hard work necessary to launch film careers. Continue reading

Hanks for the memories

Academy Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hanks leaves lasting imprint on Dayton, Wright State University
Hanks for the memories

An in-depth review of Tom Hanks’s whirlwind visit to Dayton and Wright State University. Continue reading

Local groups united to impress Tom Hanks with Dayton’s history

Tom Hanks with Wright "B" Flyer at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport. (Photo by Will Jones)

Excerpt Tom Hanks’ itinerary here earlier this week was extensive, and spotlighted the collaboration of local people and groups working to elevate the profile of Dayton and its historical significance. Besides attending the dedication of Wright State University’s brand new … Continue reading

Tom Hanks makes impact on performing arts students

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Hundreds of Wright State performing arts students gathered for a question-and-answer session with two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks, who once performed on the same stage on which many of them have. Continue reading

Author David McCullough discusses Wright brothers’ legacy at master class

Author David McCullough discusses Wrights' legacy at master class

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discussed the legacy of Wilbur and Orville Wright during a master class at Wright State April 19. Continue reading

Media coverage of Tom Hanks Motion Pictures Center dedication

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Coverage of the dedication of the Tom Hanks Motion Pictures Center at Wright State University included more than 680 articles and television reports from around the country. Here’s a sample of the coverage: Associated Press: Actor helps dedicate Tom Hanks Motion … Continue reading