Military & Veterans

Police story

Wright State nursing alum Sam Lewis leaps into law enforcement, winning honors at a Tennessee police academy

Sam Lewis used the nursing skills he learned at Wright State in the U.S. Army, a heart transplant unit and hospice. Continue reading

Former Wright State instructor David Kender among surviving raiders of Son Tay prisoner-of-war rescue attempt in Vietnam 50 years ago

The most daring prisoner-of-war rescue attempt of the Vietnam War era included David Kender, a retired Wright State engineering instructor. Continue reading

Human interest

Wright State political science alumnus Neal Duiker balances Air Force mega-contracting with serving the homeless

Neal Duiker, a 2003 political science graduate of Wright State, works with the homeless, manages Air Force contracts, is an Iraq war veteran and former AmeriCorps VISTA employee. Continue reading

Air Force to utilize Boonshoft School of Medicine laboratories for research initiatives

Wright State and the Air Force Research Laboratory will research the stressors that affect pilots and the impact they have on the mission and a pilot’s well-being. Continue reading

Elite research internship program finishes a ‘distant win’ in the summer of 2020

ATRC attracts student researchers from more than 40 universities every summer to create advanced solutions for complex sensing and autonomous technologies. Continue reading

Watch online screenings of ‘Veterans Voices’ documentary film

“Veterans Voices: Lives and Stories” features Wright State student-veterans and local veterans and their families, exploring their time in the service and lives as civilians. Continue reading

Wright State to collaborate with Air Force on testing for COVID-19 antibodies

The study involves researchers from the 711th Human Performance Wing, Courtney Sulentic, an associate professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; and Mateen Rizki, chair of computer science and engineering. Continue reading

Wright State nursing student Taylor Wagner helps COVID-test Gov. DeWine

Wright State nursing student Taylor Wagner helps COVID-test Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

Wright State nursing student Taylor Wagner says helping test Gov. Mike DeWine for COVID-19 at the Ohio Statehouse on live television was an amazing moment. Continue reading

Mediation station

2007 Wright State alum and Iraq War veteran Michelle Zaremba addresses conflicts by heading up the Dayton Mediation Center

Michelle Zaremba, who earned a M.P.A. from Wright State, helps people address conflict in a productive and constructive way at the Dayton Mediation Center. Continue reading

Military minded

Wright State alum Anthony Heiland played key role in the creation of the Veteran and Military Center

Anthony Heiland, an Army veteran and Wright State business grad, organized the effort to provide a space on campus for veteran and military-connected students. Continue reading