Ashley Wright ’89, like the other alumnae featured here and the scores of other graduates of the College, is the epitome of a liberal arts success story.
An English major at R-MWC, she was supported by personal relationships with English Professors Bill Coulter and Carolyn Wilkerson Bell ’65. She thought of law school during her time at R-MWC, but decided to work for a while and plan her next goal. Ever a student, she continued to learn, and earned credits toward a master’s degree in English and began a master’s degree in education before pursuing law.
After finishing her law degree, Ashley spent more than a decade as an attorney, working with children who were victims of abuse or neglect.
In May 2008, she was appointed District Attorney for the Augusta, Georgia Circuit and now prosecutes a wide range of criminal cases. She modestly characterizes herself as, “one who could put long-term goals together.”
The experiences she had at the College helped her form her future.
“I tell prospective students to find a school, as I did, that allows you to focus on your strengths and improve your weaknesses,” Ashley says. “Ultimately it is the disciplines from my liberal arts education that make it a lot easier to put together the facets of a case in a cohesive unit.”