Alumni Profile

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

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

Brand awareness

Wright State marketing alum Marshall Ward thriving as associate product manager for ACCO Brands

If you’re wondering about the value of college internships, check in with Wright State marketing alumnus Marshall Ward. Continue reading

Mission control

Wright State business alumnus, military veteran Mike Thirtle leads the Gary Sinise Foundation

As a full-time military officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he had little free time to take night classes at Wright State. But Mike Thirtle made time. Continue reading

Hitting the mark

Wright State marketing alumnus Daniel Huiet cashing in with Wild Axe Throwing and the Great Escape Game

The secret to success for Wright State graduate and entrepreneur Daniel Huiet is to always learn from his mistakes. Continue reading

Dance stance

Emerald Jazz days live on for Wright State alumna Ayauna Goodwin at Cincinnati dance company

The floor of the Wright State Nutter Center holds a special place in Ayauna Goodwin’s heart. Continue reading

Prime time

Wright State business alumna and award winner Beth Graves at the helm of Prime Controls

Raj Soin College of Business graduate Beth Graves leads a local manufacturing company founded by her father. Continue reading

Finding sanctuary

Wright State alumna Rishan Habte serves as a program officer at a major refugee resettlement agency

Wright State English alumna Rishan Habte is a program officer for economic empowerment at Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services. Continue reading

Neuroscience minded

Lake Campus nursing alumna Kayle Heckler finds inspiration in treating stroke patients

In addition to her successful nursing career, Kayle Heckler teaches the critical care nursing course at Lake Campus. Continue reading