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Wright State University Foundation accepting applications for Students First Fund grants

Program supports student success initiatives at the Dayton and Lake Campuses

All Wright State students, faculty and staff with a creative concept to promote student success are welcome to apply for a Students First Fund grant. Continue reading

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Expanding opportunities

Harry Khamis, professor emeritus and former director of the Statistical Consulting Center, hopes his estate gift will help recruit more diverse students to the field of statistics

Retired Wright State faculty member Harry Khamis made a bequest in his estate to establish an endowed fund to support the Statistical Consulting Center and students studying statistics. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty, Giving, Home news sidebar, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Science & Mathematics |

Paying it forward

Wright State graduate Bill Miller ’75 gives back to his alma mater through his generous support of the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Inspiring the next generation of engineers has influenced Wright State graduate Bill Miller to include the College of Engineering and Computer Science in his estate. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Giving, Home news sidebar, News |

A passion for research

Shashaanka Ashili ’02 helps international graduate students in electrical engineering pursue their research dreams

During Wright Day to Give, alumnus Shashaanka Ashili will offer a matching gift challenge for donation to the Shashaanka Ashili International Grad Student Research Fund. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Electrical Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Giving, Graduate, Home news sidebar, International Students, News, Research |

Where are they now? Model U.N.

Former Model U.N. members reflect on their experience and how it shaped who they are today

We tracked down former members of one of Wright State’s most prestigious and award-winning legacies to reflect on their experience and how it has shaped who they are today.
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Magazine, Model UN, News, Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs |

Wright State University Foundation welcomes new trustees

Dave Deptula ’80 will serve as chair of the foundation's board

The Wright State University Foundation has appointed six new trustees to its board, effective July 1. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Accountancy, Alumni, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Engineering & Computer Science, Finance and Financial Services, Giving, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Management & International Business, Master of Public Administration, News, School of Public and International Affairs, Science & Mathematics |

Hope and healing

After a tragic loss, Wright State student and single mother Ashley Elking finds solace in learning

Earth and environmental sciences major Ashley Elking knows that a good education is the key to a better life and future for her family and herself. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Giving, Home news sidebar, News, Science & Mathematics |

No small feat

Martha Conkel Nghiem ’16 and her husband seek to revive a historic Dayton gem in St. Anne’s Hill

Dayton couple Martha Conkel Nghiem ’16 and her husband, Tung, took a huge leap of faith to buy a historic Dayton gem — the St. Anne’s Hill Wilhelmina house. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Magazine, Modern Languages, News |

Going for the Gold

Clinical and sport psychologist Cody Commander ’10 will help support Team USA athletes as they pursue their Olympic dreams

School of Professional Psychology graduate Cody Commander will serve as a mental health officer for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee in Tokyo. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Home news sidebar, Magazine, News, Professional Psychology |

Wright State University Foundation awards Students First Fund grants

Seven projects selected for the third year of Students First funding

Seven projects were approved for Students First Fund grants, with awards ranging from $3,650 to $10,000. Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Giving, Home news sidebar, International Studies, Lake Campus, Liberal Arts, News, Public Safety, Students First Fund, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures, University Center for International Education, Women in STEMM, Women's Center |