Alumni Success Stories
Wayland alumni have made a positive impact in a variety of career, volunteer and organizational opportunities throughout the world. These are just a few of their stories.
Tim and Mary Fisher:
When Mary Feril and Tim Fisher came to Wayland in 2003, they both found themselves in Wayland’s School of Fine Arts where they joined the theatre program. While at Wayland, the two pursued their dreams of theatre and spent several years as active students. Married in 2011, the Fishers live in Chicago, near other Wayland alumni, where they continue to pursue their dreams.
Jake Miser, BA in Theatre:
In 2011, Jake Miser received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and graduated with the highest honor of summa cum laude. Now, Jake lives in Chicago, like many other alums from Wayland’s theatre department, where he pursues a career in film and theatre. Currently, Jake is an actor and writer by night, a dog walker by day, and an optimistic opportunist.
Sarah Buckland and Amanda Allen:
When Sarah Buckland, a theatre and English major, and Amanda Allen, a fellow theatre and education major (2011) came to Wayland, their silly antics and humor often brought them to the stage as they entertained many WBU audiences. Today, the lessons they learned at Wayland have brought them back into the spotlight; though, their stage is quite different. The two friends now head a Chicago-based nonprofit organization called Nose Goes where their audience is found in the halls of a hospital.
Charley Pepiton, BA in Theatre:
In 2001, Charley Pepiton received his degree in theatre arts from Wayland Baptist University after successful years as an active student. His success, however, did not end with Wayland’s theatre department. After leaving Wayland, Charley went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Idaho in 2003.