People of Wright State

Geologist gem

Rita Ghose, who graduated with a master’s in earth and environmental sciences, studies geology to help boost the economy of Bangladesh. Continue reading

Literacy love

Allison Rives, who is pursuing her master’s degree in literacy from the College of Education and Human Services, instills a love of reading in her elementary school students. Continue reading

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

Lucky break

Wright State senior and Air Force veteran Lilia Barberi discovered passion for nursing after basic training injury

After serving as a medic at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Lilia Barberi is preparing for a career in nursing through Wright State’s Veteran Bachelor of Science Nursing program option. 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

Counseling cognition

Wright State’s Ernest Brown Jr. wins prestigious American Psychological Association fellowship

Ernest Brown is not only passionate about social justice, diversity and multiculturalism, but also about ethnic minority communities and forensic psychology. Continue reading

Revolutionary outlook

Wright State junior Rachel Ebert traces ancestry back to U.S. war of independence

Wright State psychology major Rachel Ebert is a member of Children of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution. Continue reading

Retired WNBA player to graduate with M.D. degree

After starring at Beavercreek High School, Boonshoft School of Medicine student Alison Bales played basketball for Duke and in the WNBA for the Indiana Fever and the Atlanta Dream. 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