Alumni plan to ‘paint the town’ during Wayland’s Abilene social on Nov. 10

PLAINVIEW — More than 215 Wayland Baptist University alumni have been invited to “paint Abilene blue and gold” on Friday, Nov. 10.

Wayland’s Abilene Blue and Gold Social takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sharon Riley’s Lytle Land and Cattle Company, which is located at 1150 E. South 11th St. Jeffrey Vera, Director of Alumni Relations said invitations to alumni within a 60-mile radius of Abilene went out this week.

“We want to bring WBU to our alumni,” Vera said. “By providing this event, not only can different eras of alumni come together to fellowship and share stories of their time at Wayland, but they can learn about events and other things currently happening.”

“This is an opportunity for alumni to give back,” the alumni relations director said. “We want to paint the town of Abilene, blue and gold, and it starts with this Blue and Gold Social.” 

Dr. Sarah Hartman, Dean of Wayland’s Don A. Williams School of Education, will be among featured speakers at the event, which is part of Wayland’s Blue and Gold Social Tour across Texas. One of the university’s nine academic schools is featured at each of the tour stops.

Upcoming opportunities and events will be announced during Vera’s brief State of the Alumni presentation. “We’re going to let alumni know how they can connect with Wayland and give back to the university through involvement,” he said.

Also on the program is a yet-to-be-announce alumni speaker that Vera said those with WBU connections are not going to want to miss. “Details will be coming shortly,” the alumni relations director said.

Plus, Vera noted that there will be lots of giveaways, including Wayland-related gear.

“We’re going to have a great time in Abilene as we paint the town blue and gold,” he said.

To sign up for the Wayland alumni event, just go to For more information, check out the Wayland Alumni and Friends website at