John Trischitti III
Well-rounded Education Serves You Best
CLASS OF 2002
When John Trischitti III first came to Wayland, he intended to major in theatre. However, after a few semesters, he decided to pursue a degree in English although he continued to frequent the theatre department. In 2000, Trischitti graduated from Wayland with a Bachelor of Arts in English and later received his Master of Library Science from the University of North Texas.
“I wasn’t sure I was even going to go to college. Wayland really changed my life in so many ways. It was the right play for me at the right time and really set my life on a completely different trajectory.”
Trischitti now serves as the Director of Midland County Public Libraries--a position that calls upon the skills and the lessons he learned at Wayland.
“The beauty of Wayland is that it was small enough to give you opportunities to do a range of different things. I was able to be active in Student Government, Student Alumni Council, theatre, and Wayland Singers just to name a few.”
While Trischitti enjoyed his student activities, he also notes that these opportunities helped shape his ability to excel in his life beyond Wayland.
“It is that well roundedness that serves you best in the real world. The ability to interact with professors and administrators gave you life skills, communication skills that are important in day-to-day life.”
Trischitti’s time at Wayland wasn’t always focused on word and study, however. Like fellow Wayland students, he was able to gain countless memories of friendship and laughter.
“I had some wonderful experiences in my time at Wayland. I was there the first time they lit the flame on the side of the library in 96’ (showing my age now) which was really special. Lots of great Flying Queens and Pioneer basketball games. So many good times. It really flew by.”
Though Trischitti recalls these day-to-day events of student life with fondness, his favorite memory is of meeting his wife, Diana.
“WBU--Wedding Bells University! Certainly meeting Diana changed my life forever. Twenty years and five kids later, we are still trudging through, but we are trudging through together.”
Now, Trischitti looks forward to raising a happy family, participating in the local community and church, and continuing to make a difference in the lives of those around him--goals that all have roots at Wayland. Indeed, Trischitti remembers that he didn’t even think he would have the chance to attend a university but that Wayland changed his life.