Welcome to the Association of Former Students!
I am excited to serve as your Director of Alumni Relations at Wayland Baptist University. I look forward to planning programming that will benefit both you and the university as we keep you connected to WBU no matter where you go or in which season of life you are. In this age of an increasingly far-flung alumni population and great technology advances, we are working to shape our alumni program accordingly.
Alongside our alumni board, I am working to create a program that includes the following:
- Ways to build connections for current students (our future alums!)
- Special efforts to help soon-to-be graduates transition into the workforce
- Programs to enhance alumni networking for career support and connection
- Comprehensive communication strategies to keep you well informed
- Vibrant events and alumni chapters that connect alums in various locations.
We hope you will keep in touch with our office if we can help you or if you want to share ideas about making these things happen. I am eager to meet each of you and hear your Wayland story! Call me anytime at (806) 291-3600. ~ Teresa Young
In our efforts to grow the reach of the Office of Alumni Relations and meet alums where they live, we are seeking to start Wayland Alumni Chapters across the country in pockets of population centers where our alumni reside. An Alumni Chapter can be organized from the basic desire of several former Wayland students who wish to join together in a community or geographic region. Once this group has decided to organize, the charter application (the link below includes this) should be completed and sent to the Association of Former Students. This formal document serves primarily to help the university keep in communication with the organized groups so they can provide resources and support to group leadership.
To keep an active alumni chapter, there are only a few basic requirements for groups:
- Have at least 10 members in the area
- Meet at least twice annually, ideally with incorporation of the aspects of fellowship, sharing of current Wayland information and collective support for university initiatives.
- Have an appointed President who commits to serve at least one year and keep the group connected and on task.
We have compiled a document of guidelines for chapters to follow which includes a chapter application and bylaws. View Alumni Chapter Guidelines.
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News & Events
August 16, 2017
Wayland Baptist University President Dr. Bobby Hall charged employees to focus on three key issues this academic year.
August 15, 2017
PLAINVIEW -- Wayland graduate Dr. Martin Ortega will be a guest speaker for the School of Math and Sciences during Homecoming activities in September.
August 14, 2017
PLAINVIEW -- Atchison will serve as the featured speaker for the Willson Lectures. Sponsored by the Willson family, the lectures bring to light app...
August 14, 2017
PLAINVIEW -- Homecoming 2017 will look a little different than in years past. Don't forget to register online for the events.
August 9, 2017
PLAINVIEW -- Wayland's orientation weekend will feature a block party where students can learn more about Plainview and what it has to offer.
July 27, 2017
FAIRBANKS, Alaksa -- Wayland Fairbanks is under new leadership as Dr. Ernest Rahn was named Executive Director.
August 21, 2017
Late Registration begins for face-to-face courses at Extension campuses.
Jessica Kenneson Krewall graduated from Wayland's Plainview campus in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Jessica is currently pursing a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.
Haley Bonner, a 2015 graduate, received her Bachelor of Arts in English with the honor of Magna Cum Laude. While at Wayland, Haley also pursued minors in theatre and music.
Raised in Pampa, Texas, and a graduate of Pampa High School, Dr. Michael Davis holds a B.A. with Honors in philosophy from Wayland Baptist University, an M.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in history from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in education and human development from Vanderbilt University.
Joshua Wynn is a sophomore double major in mathematics and geology from San Antonio, TX. He's also an active member of the Wayland Baptist Geological Society.
Sara van der Leek, a junior Biology and Pre-Vet major from Plainview, TX certainly has her hands full.
Dr. Jay Givens grew up in southeast Texas surrounded by bayous and pine trees. He graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School located in Orange, TX.
Talyssa Valencia, a graduating senior biology major from Lovington, NM, has had a busy but wonderful time at Wayland.
Steve Long grew up and graduated from high school in Oklahoma City, OK. After graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in 1979
Dr. Jo Beth DeSoto grew up and graduated from high school in Hobbs, NM. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of New Mexico.
Office of Alumni Relations
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:15 - 4:00, Friday - 8:15 - 4:00
1900 W. 7th CMB 1291
Office: Trinity Building