Distinguished Alumni

Alumni News

May 14, 2019
Political science grad Karen Seiger volunteers as a tour guide at the 9/11 Tribute Museum, edits a travel guidebook series and works in marketing and business development.
May 9, 2019
Ten people with Wright State connections, including an engineering professor and police sergeant, were named to the Dayton Business Journal’s 2019 “Forty Under 40” list.
May 6, 2019
Wright State University honored more than 2,000 graduating students at its spring commencement ceremony May 4 in the Wright State Nutter Center.
May 4, 2019
Wright State University President Cheryl B. Schrader addressed the class by focusing on many of the graduates' achievements in the last year. "Class of 2019, each of you has left your own unique mark on our Wright State family and community," said Schrader.
Apr 29, 2019
Wright State University's 2019 spring commencement ceremony takes place Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. in the Wright State Nutter Center.
Apr 22, 2019
At Wright State, Olivia Kilby, a senior political science and liberal studies major, discovered she can accomplish great things in her life.
Apr 18, 2019
The Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter Dance Scholarship benefits students studying dance at Wright State.
Mar 26, 2019
Jennifer Rosengarten, who received her bachelor’s degree in painting from Wright State, was commissioned to create paintings for Miami Valley Hospital South.
Mar 18, 2019
Hannah Beachler '05 returned to Wright State to talk to students about filmmaking and winning an Oscar for her work on "Black Panther."
Mar 8, 2019
2006 Wright State fine arts grad Erika b Hess interviews artists, curators, collectors and gallerists on her popular "I Like Your Work” podcast.




Brian Jettinghoff (2015 Recipient)

BA, Social Science Education; MEd, Adolescent Young Adult; MEd, Educational Leadership

Brian Jettinghoff graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University’s Social Science Education Program (SSE) in 2006 and stayed in the local area after graduation as a teacher and leader in Fairborn schools. There he oversees special education, looking out for the needs of Fairborn’s special-needs children. Jettinghoff’s leadership brings to Fairborn schools the qualities encouraged in SSE: a holistic approach to the people of the world, integrating studies of world history, political science, geography, philosophy, and sociology. 

Since graduating with his BA in SSE, Jettinghoff has maintained his relationship with Wright State University, returning to complete two different MA degrees with perfect GPAs in the College of Education and Human Services. The second of those, an MA in Educational Leadership in 2011, prepared him for his current role as Special Education Supervisor at Fairborn. Believing that education is a lifelong process, Jettinghoff is now studying for his Superintendent License.

Tom Alig (2009 Recipient)

'06 B.A. Social Science Education

Tom Alig graduated from Wright State University in 2006.

He currently teaches 8th grade social studies and reading and 6th grade religion at St. Albert the Great School in Kettering. He is also the defensive coordinator for the Archbishop Alter High School football team, which in 2008 won the Division 4 State Championship.

Prior to entering WSU, he was a chef and a stay-at-home father. Born and reared in Dayton, Tom attended St. Albert the Great School and graduated in 1988 from Archbishop Alter High School. He is married to Laura, and they are the parents of three boys: Thomas, 12; Robert, 10; and Michael, 8. He is proud to be a Raider and looks forward to coaching football someday for Wright State!


We are currently launching an Alumni Association and would love to hear from anyone who graduated from the Social Science Education Program. Please send your contact information to: Noeleen.mcilvenna@wright.edu.