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Grand slam

Wright State practice room named for alum Marilee King, stickler for making sons hone piano skills on baby grand

Practice room in the Creative Arts Center honors Marilee King, who graduated from Wright State University in 1969 and who instilled a strong work ethic in her three sons. Continue reading

Making her mark

A Wright State alumna helped the Dayton Red Cross chapter celebrate its 100th anniversary in a large way.

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Accounting principles

Maggie Houston caps teaching career with scholarship designed to help nontraditional female accounting students at Wright State

Even in retirement, long-time accountancy instructor Maggie Houston continues to place the welfare of her students above all else. Continue reading

Great ferment

Wright State history alum Jeff Fortney '08 putting FigLeaf Brewing Co. on the map

Jeff Fortney parlays a degree in history and the study of theatre set design at Wright State into a growing brewing business. Continue reading

Former Wright State theatre student directs sensory-friendly performances

Ryan Scarlata designs performances for people with sensory sensitivities at the Columbus Children’s Theatre, where he is the associate artistic director. Continue reading

Making wishes come true

Katie McGrath, who graduated in April from Wright State with a master’s degree in educational leadership, was honored as Volunteer of the Year by A Special Wish. Continue reading

Medical school holds graduation ceremony on May 26

The Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine honored 99 graduating medical students during its commencement ceremony at the Victoria Theatre. Continue reading

Statistical standout

Google selects research proposal from Wright State computer science student Matt Piekenbrock

A research project by Matt Piekenbrock, a graduate computer science at Wright State, was selected by the Google Summer of Code 2017 competition. Continue reading

Dog days

Wright State’s Sarah and Ash McGinley give Marco the pit bull new ‘leash’ on life

Wright State couple Ash and Sarah McGinleys rescued Marco, a pit bull, from an adoption center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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Engineering for a cause

Sam Salchak ’17 uses his engineering degree from Wright State to design a life-sustaining washing machine for a hospital in Malawi, Africa. Continue reading