Wright State to award more than 2,000 degrees at graduation Saturday

Wright State will graduate more than 2,000 students on Saturday.

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Wright State will graduate more than 2,000 students on Saturday.

More than 2,000 total students are expected to graduate from Wright State University this Saturday.

The ceremony, which is a ticketed event, is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Nutter Center, according to the university. Wright State will award 1,429 bachelor’s degrees at the ceremony and 602 master’s degrees along with a number of associate degrees and certificates.

This will be the first spring commencement ceremony that Cheryl Schrader has presided over since she became president last July.

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Wright State will award Margaret Peters and honorary degree during the ceremony. Peters, who is a Dayton native, is an educator whose teaching, writing and activism have made a big impact in advancing civil rights and African-American history, according to Wright State.

Wright State’s class of 2018 includes students from 66 of Ohio’s 88 counties and 27 different states. Additionally, 202 international students hail from 34 different countries with India boasting the largest number of foreign grads with 70, according to the university.

Wright State’s commencement ceremony will be streamed live on the university’s website and on WSU-TV which is Channel 21 on Time Warner Cable and channel 105 in Fairborn and channel 99 on AT&T Uverse, according to Wright State. The ceremony will also be live streamed in the WSU student union on campus.

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Wright State caused some graduation controversy a few weeks ago when the school announced the ceremony would be ticketed and that each student would be given five tickets. The university y has since apologized for letting students know of the ticketing situation just a few weeks before graduation.

Here is a breakdown of Wright State’s 2018 graduates by college.

• College of Education and Human Services: 354

• College of Engineering and Computer Science: 441

• College of Liberal Arts: 467

• College of Nursing and Health: 152

• College of Science and Mathematics: 283

• Raj Soin College of Business: 279

• Lake Campus: 44


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