Student spotlights

Wayne State is proud of its world-class faculty, staff and students and we invite you to nominate yourself or spotlight fellow Warriors who are making a difference.

Nina Goodwin

Mike Ilitch School of Business

Nina presented her research about marketing customer loyalty programs at the National Convention of Undergraduate Research.

Nina Goodwin

Carissa Bennett

Irvin D. Reid Honors College

Carissa was named one of the 2023 American Council on Education’s Students of the Year. Bennett is a Marine Corps veteran and an aspiring pediatric neurologist, who has excelled in the classroom and in supporting the community through organizations dedicated to helping veterans, children and people with neurological disabilities. 

Carissa Bennet

Katrina Lewandowski

Ph.D. student, Department of Biology

Katrina is a 2024 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, working as a coastal resilience specialist in the National Sea Grant office. She is currently working on her dissertation in Great Lakes ecology.

Ph.D. student Katrina Lewandowski

Biola Makinde-Odusola

Student, Department of Biomedical Physics

Biola is the first student to complete the Dean of Students Office's Warrior Rewards path, designed to help students develop life-long friendships and connect with Wayne State. Biola participated in 68 events and experiences.

Biola Makinde-Odusola

Abigail Fielder

Student, School of Medicine

Abigail and her faculty mentor, Associate Professor Kristen Purrington, have secured Wayne State's first spot in the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship program. The pair's work investigating racial disparities in breast cancer survival rate aligns with the program's commitment to building a more inclusive scientific ecosystem.

Abigail Fielder

Daniel Grey

Student-Athlete, Tennis

Daniel was named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.

Daniel Grey

Share your story

The Wayne State Newsroom serves as the hub for news, announcements, and information of interest to the campus community. We seek to share Wayne State’s story, with special emphasis on highlighting work that supports the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, the Prosperity Agenda and other broader university initiatives. We also want to recognize the successes of Wayne State’s world-class faculty, staff and students and invite you to nominate yourself or spotlight fellow Warriors who are making a difference. Submissions will be considered for a variety of content forms. Please share your ideas below.