2023 Spirit of Innovation

Courtney Laukitis

Part of the series: President’s Awards for Excellence 2023

Courtney Laukitis, program manager of student organizations, is a forward-thinking leader who has demonstrated unwavering courage, character, philosophy and accomplishments that mirror the innovative spirit. Continue reading

2023 Spirit of Innovation

Amanda Coffman

Part of the series: President’s Awards for Excellence 2023

Colleagues describe Amanda Coffman, coordinator of administrative operations at the Lake Campus, as the “definition of student centered” and “the glue that holds us together.” Continue reading

Ombudsperson Greg Scharer serving Wright State students, employees

Wright State University community members have an advocate and a confidant they can go to discuss campus-related problems in university ombudsperson Greg Scharer. Continue reading

Vicki Oleen, this ArtsGala is for you

As managing director in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, Vicki Oleen played a large role in making every ArtsGala happen since its inception in 2000. Continue reading

Wright State staff, students a big part of Asian American storytelling project

Wright State’s Asian and Native American Center organized a group of students and staff to participate in the “Asian in Ohio” online project. Continue reading

Photo development

Wright State staff member Ashley Cheak pushes artistic boundaries during a fellowship at Dayton Art Institute

As a Yeck College Artist Fellow, Ashley Cheak experimented with alternative photographic processes and darkroom techniques to elevate her understanding of photography. Continue reading

Wright State Fine Arts Technician Landon Crowell participating in Oregon District memorial competition

A team of artists that includes Landon Crowell, fine arts technician in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, is a finalist to design a public memorial to honor the victims of the 2019 Oregon District mass shooting. Continue reading

Pocket pair

Wright State University staff use a card game to stay healthy and connected

Wright State staff members laced up their tennis shoes and walked over a mile in the Poker Pit Stop 2023. Continue reading

Mail motivation

Wright State staff write postcards to admitted students to ease their first-year jitters

Staff members got together during their lunch breaks to write postcards welcoming new Raiders to the Wright State family. Continue reading

Midnight minder

Police Sgt. Stefan Kempf honored as Officer of the Year because of his efforts to build relationships during the overnight hours

Wright State’s Department of Public Safety recognized the 2022 Officer of the Year and presented the Distinguished Service Award at its annual award ceremony. Continue reading