Wright State University honored nearly 1,900 graduating students at its fall commencement ceremony Dec. 16 in the Wright State Nutter Center.
The fall class of 2017 included graduates with 1,083 bachelor’s degrees and 681 master’s degrees as well those awarded associate degrees and post-master’s certificates.
Graduating students range in age from 19 to 72. The class included 1,171 students from the 16 counties anchored by Wright State’s Dayton and Lake campuses. Graduates came from 34 total states. The class also includes 365 international students from 30 nations.
The ceremony was the first graduation presided over by President Cheryl B. Schrader. She urged graduates to begin thinking about their legacies. “Will you be an innovative trailblazer like our namesakes, the Wright brothers? Will you continue their pioneering spirit and change the world in your own unique way?” she asked.