People of Wright State

Smart action plan

Scholarship gives electrical engineering Ph.D. student Thomas Beard research position at AFRL

Thanks to the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship-for-Service, Thomas Beard is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and working at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Continue reading

Wright State graduate making impact in Dayton and Liberia with Library for Africa project

As the founder of Library for Africa, Veleta Jenkins is working to build a technology-focused library in Liberia. Continue reading

Herd instinct

Farmer Matthew Keener, a former Wright State music student, starts a nonprofit to donate beef to the needy

Matthew Keener, a former Wright State music student, took a 10-year detour to ranch in Montana before returning to Ohio to raise cattle and launching a nonprofit organization to donate beef to food banks. Continue reading

Beloved Wright State professor, prolific writer, retires with a legacy among electronics students

Marian Kazimierczuk, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, continues to advise doctoral students and teach, despite retiring last year. Continue reading

Making basketball his business

Graduate student Riley Voss transferred to Wright State to play basketball and pursue an MBA

MBA student and basketball player Riley Voss wants to continue his love of the sport not on the court but on the internet. Continue reading

Fourth time’s the charm

After years of hard work, Reginald Gibson finally marched in a graduation ceremony as a member of the class of 2022

Reginald Gibson endured a multitude of trials and tribulations on his way to earning a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Wright State. Continue reading

Prolific purveyor

The art of selling through storytelling

Wright State alumnus James Pearson is well known for helping emerging companies build successful global public relations plans. Continue reading

Prediction puzzle

Wright State business student Christopher Broach receives a scholarship to help pursue an organ transplant project

Management information systems Christopher Broach is investigating cancer in organ transplant patients. Continue reading

Civil conversations

Political science major Austin Leist wants to make a career out of having civil arguments as a lawyer and possibly a prosecuting attorney. Continue reading

Naturally curious

Margarita Ronayne's sense of curiosity led to dual bachelor's degrees from Wright State

Margarita Ronayne took an unconventional path to earn dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biological sciences from Wright State this spring. Continue reading