The Wayne Family of Marion, La. has been accepted into the Guinness Book of Records. The family has the most graduates from a single university with 86 family members that attended Gramling State University. 52 members graduated from Grambling, but due to some missing and/or lost documentation, Guinness accepted 40 graduates. The graduates, spanning the years between 1956 through 2010, graduated with degrees ranging from music education to electrical engineering.
Hattie Wayne, a 1971 graduate of Grambling, is proud of the legacy her family has left.
“For the Wayne family, Grambling State University has been our “village.” Education has always been of importance. We believe our efforts of giving back will leave a legacy and will inspire others.”
The previous record was set by an Alabama family that had 15 graduates of the same college or university.
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