Military & Veterans

Trauma toolbox

Wright State alumnus Ryan Garrison helps military veterans and first responders heal as president of Valor Therapeutics

Organizational leadership graduate Ryan Garrison provides music and art therapy to help veterans and first responders who have posttraumatic stress injuries. Continue reading

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Wright State alumnus and Air Force researcher Brian Simpson honored by the Acoustical Society of America

Wright State psychology alumnus Brian Simpson was named as a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. Continue reading

Fisher/Nightingale Houses to benefit from Wright State’s virtual Red, White and Run

Fisher/Nightingale Houses, which support military veterans and their families, will benefit from the proceeds of the virtual Red, White and Run 5K hosted by Wright State University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 643. Continue reading

Helping students follow their dreams

Delores Etter ’70,’72 expands scholarship program for Wright State students from military families

Forty-four STEM students are receiving scholarship support, thanks to Wright State alumna Delores Etter and her husband, Jerry. Continue reading

Employer Speaker Series to feature Wright-Patterson contract specialist job opportunities

The Air Force’s Premier College Internship Program offers a three-month paid internship for the summer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a contract specialist. Continue reading

Alumni Speaker Series to feature retired Rear Admiral Deborah Loewer

Deborah Loewer will discuss her military career and her Wright State experience on March 25 at 6 p.m. on Webex. Continue reading

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