Ildiko Marcus

Retired
1979, B.A., Latin
1979, B.S., Nursing

member since 2006  

The child of war ravaged Hungarian immigrants, Ildiko' grew up bilingual surrounded by a rich cultural heritage. While attending the Ohio State University, the opportunity arose for her and her former husband to purchase a Domino’s Pizza franchise in the Dayton area. As the business prospered and grew to over 50 stores, mindful of her parents’ advice that “no one can ever take an education from you,” she continued her education at Wright State.  Ildikó graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University in 1979 with a B.A. in Latin as well as a B.S. in Nursing. Having had a wonderful fulfilling career in nursing, she also enjoyed many hobbies, including worldwide traveling, TSD/ Pro rallying, skiing, and developed a love for gardening especially roses. She is an American Rose Society accredited rose judge.  

Ildikó has long believed that the pursuit of higher education is of the utmost importance. Both of her daughters, Andrea and Lauren, also heeded their grandparents’ advice and went on get to get advanced degrees. She strongly feels that the humanities bring the spark that is the essence of a well-lived life. To that end, she has not only been very supportive of Wright State’s College of Liberal Arts by serving on the Dean’s Leadership Board since 2006, but also supported all forms of the arts throughout her life. Marcus lives with her husband Dan Coughnour and their two cats in Xenia Township, Ohio.