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Jul 8, 2014
Wright State staff member Jared Shank honored by state organization for his work with transfer students.
May 27, 2014
Chris Vecchi photo

Congratulations to Chris Vecchi, third year Master of Public Administration student, and recipient of the Ohio Chapter APWA (American Public Works Association) scholarship for 2014/15!

The highly competitive scholarship was offered to worthy individuals who were seeking a graduate degree in civil engineering or public administration. The committee sought successful applicants with demonstrated character, integrity, and leadership qualities, with an interest in public works.


May 23, 2014
Brittany Miller photo

Congratulations Brittany Miller! Brittany was selected for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program (NextGen).

The program provides internship stipends to students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Supporting the completion of the CNP by eliminating the barrier of an unpaid internship, the program produces high quality internship experiences.

The selection is a nationally-recognized honor and an important...

May 13, 2014
New Chief of Police David Finnie brings a wealth of experience gathered over a 25-year career in university law enforcement.
May 9, 2014
URS_GEO grads

The faculty and staff of the Department of Urban Affairs and Geography would like to congratulate this spring’s graduates! Shown in the photo are Andrew Slyh, BS Urban Affairs; Amanda Phillips, BS Geography; Cassie Mayer, BS Geography; and Lucas Heeter, BS Geography. Not shown are Travis Egger, BS Geography and Skyler Wood, BS Geography. The students graduated with an average GPA of 3.4 – very impressive! 

We wish you all the best in your futures and hope you stop by and see us as...

May 5, 2014
Beth Pratt in South Africa
Sharon E. Pratt, or as we all know her, Beth, has served as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Center for Urban and Public Affairs for two years. Beth has taken many different paths leading to a Master of Public Administration degree.
Apr 25, 2014
Pi Alpha Alpha inductees

Pi Alpha Alpha encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers. 

To be eligible...

Apr 21, 2014
Linda Butler

On March 27, 2014, Linda Gatten Butler, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S was awarded the National Association of Social Workers “Social Worker of the Year” award from Ohio Region 7. This annual honor is bestowed on social work professionals in Region 7 that represents Clark, Darke, Champaign, Montgomery, Greene, Miami and Preble Counties. On behalf of all social workers, Linda Butler, president of Butler Consulting, accepted this award with honor, humility and pride.

Linda Butler is currently an...

Apr 7, 2014
Bradley Roediger photo

Awarded the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Award of Excellence at the Wright State University Alumni Association awards ceremony in October. Brad is currently the Volunteer Services Coordinator at Dayton Ohio Habitat for Humanity, the Advocacy Committee Chairperson at UpDayton, and the Board Treasurer at The Human Race Theatre Company.

Brad holds two degrees from Wright State University, an undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and the Master of Public Administration program....

Mar 18, 2014
MPA Students at Fall Orientation

As Director of the MPA program, Dr. Mary Wenning is responsible for administering the degree program to ensure that all MPA students are treated fairly and with integrity. Dr. Wenning accepted the challenging position in fall 2013 when Dr. Jerri Killian stepped down after nine years to return to a primary focus on teaching and research. Dr. Killian’s leadership has been invaluable and we are very pleased that she is continuing with the program and department as a full-time member of the...