Alumni Profile

Lake Campus alum’s success a family affair

Part of the series: 2024 Alumni Achievement Awards

As the recipient of the Lake Campus 2024 Outstanding Alumnus Award, Luke VanTilburg gave the commencement address at its spring commencement ceremony on April 25. Continue reading

Making his mark

Wright State alum John Quillen is thriving in the architecture, engineering and construction industry

Through his professional engineering, design and consulting firm, Wright State electrical engineering alum John Quillen works on projects that touch the lives of thousands of people every day. Continue reading

Acting alum, comedian Brad Sherwood shares stories, advice with Wright State students

1986 Wright State acting alum Brad Sherwood took a break from his national comedy tour to talk to students in the Creative Arts Center. Continue reading

A rising star in city government

Wright State MPA graduate Amber Holloway was recently appointed city manager of West Carrollton

When Amber Holloway enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at Wright State, she envisioned becoming a city manager. Continue reading

Drawing attention

Everyday objects, plants and animals spark Wright State fine arts alum Andrew Dailey’s unique graphite drawings

From giant tortoises to elephants to pigs stacked atop one another, creating original graphite drawings on gallery walls has become a feature of many of Andrew Dailey’s exhibitions. Continue reading

A love for literacy

Teacher and Wright State graduate Laura Simons instills a love of reading in her students

The Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers honored Laura Simons for the thesis she produced as a graduate student in the Master of Education in Literacy Program at Wright State. Continue reading

Finding a sense of purpose

Kaycie Bolin soared to new heights as a nontraditional student at Wright State

2023 alumna Kaycie Bolin found a sense of purpose and fulfillment while studying French and English at Wright State. Continue reading

Thinking globally, working locally

Wright State international studies graduate helps those in need locally

Wright State graduate Adama Diakhate helps the underserved and works to revitalize neighborhoods as a community engagement specialist for the City of Dayton. Continue reading

Wright State electrical engineering graduate keeps his Native American culture alive

Wright State alumnus will participate in Career Services workshop with students on Nov. 14

Mike Trombley, a Wright State electrical engineering graduate, founded NativeAudio out of his love for engineering, music and his heritage. Continue reading

Wright State alumna named artistic director at renowned Chatauqua Institution

Erika b Hess, who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art from Wright State, was named artistic director of Chautauqua Visual Arts of Chautauqua Institution. Continue reading