Wright State University honored nearly 1,200 graduating students during its fall commencement ceremonies in the Wright State Nutter Center.
The university held a commencement ceremony for the Wright State Graduate School on Dec. 10 and for undergraduate students on Dec. 11.
The summer and fall classes of 2021 included graduates with 749 bachelor’s degrees, 360 master’s degrees, 53 doctoral degrees and 19 associate degrees.
Graduating students ranged in age from 19 to 65. The class included 89 international students from 23 different nations.
In her commencement address, Wright State President Sue Edwards, Ph.D., told graduates to savor the accomplishment of earning a college degree and to drive toward their next adventure.
“The world has changed in many ways since you started your educational journey at Wright State University,” said Edwards. “It has been a time of great challenge but also one of great opportunity. Because you are here today, I know you have met those challenges.”
She also drew attention to the unique experiences graduates acquired under the circumstances, skills developed to cope and thrive in the pandemic, and the invaluable traits this class used to cross the finish line.