Wright State University honored nearly 1,700 graduating students during its spring commencement ceremonies in the Wright State Nutter Center.
The university held a commencement ceremony for the Wright State Graduate School on April 29 and for undergraduate students on April 30.
Graduates in the spring class of 2022 earned 1,249 bachelor’s degrees, 412 master’s degrees, 27 doctoral degrees and 26 associate degrees.
Graduating students ranged in age from 19 to 73 and come from 27 states. The class included 91 international students from 23 different nations.
In her commencement address, Wright State President Sue Edwards, Ph.D., told graduates to keep their sights firmly focused on the future they wish to create for themselves.
“Your path ahead has endless possibilities, endless doors to be opened,” she said. “Identify your next challenge. Set new goals right now and start chasing them down. Know that you will make mistakes and that it is OK. Know that there is no such thing as perfect. Know that there is never the right time. Don’t ever settle for status quo. Be adventurous, say yes to great opportunities when they present themselves. Have courage, embrace change. It is how we grow.”
She also drew attention to the unique experiences each graduate during their studies at Wright State, the skills they developed to cope and thrive in the pandemic, and the invaluable traits they used to cross the finish line.