Wayland Baptist University in Plainview invites the public to attend a founders day celebration to honor the founder of Wayland–Dr. James Wayland. Dr. Wayland settled on the high plains of Texas in 1891 practicing medicine and operating a pharmacy and running cattle on the side. He knew the value of education and he wanted to offer that to the residents of the High Plains of Texas. Today, Wayland provides educational opportunities in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii and Kenya, Africa and online.
Wayland has built a strong institution today, but, it never would have happened without the dreams of one man—-Dr. James Wayland–born April 22, 1863 and his legacy is still alive and well at Wayland Baptist University. The administration and staff invite you to attend the Founders Day Celebration at the Heritage Plaza–in front of Gates Hall on the Wayland campus in Plainview. The ceremony begins at 3pm today.