Alumni

Wayne Whipps 1977


Degree:
BS in Agriculture Education/Animal Science in 1977 from WIUWayne

Email Address:  wcloneswin@gmail.com

Business Information:  Spent the past 40 plus years in marketing/sales, 26 in the Ag Sector. My last job was with a Home Health Company. My company recently retired me a little earlier than planned. Presently work as an Account Executive for Coloff Media. 

Advice for Freshmen:
Work hard to establish that initial GPA. Explore everything WIU has to offer including the Greek System, clubs and activities. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Try to gain a mentor or two.


Favorite WIU Memory: There were many. I worked in the Sports Information Office which meant I worked in the press box at games. Beating EIU before a standing room only crowd of 6,600, Jack Margenthaler grabbing the "mic" to thank the crowd after the game was priceless. I pledged Alpha Gamma Rho the second week I was on campus. Best thing I ever did! The three years plus I spent in the AGR House I wouldn't trade. Professionally I've established relationships with AGR Brothers across the U.S. I enjoy representing the local chapter as an Alumni Delegate at National AGR Conventions. I was honored to be selected as a "Brother of the Century" in 2005. As Marty mentions the Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Team was a fantastic experience. Our team was fortunate to be a National Champion in one species and I was the top individual judge in that species.

Family Information/Special Interests and Hobbies: Three daughters, their families and six grandchildren live 10 miles away, which is great! I enjoy volunteering and giving back to the community. I have WIU Football season tickets and let my brother use them when I can't make it back to the "Harvard on the Lamoine!"