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We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Wayland Baptist University. Here are their stories.

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Tyler and Beth Anne Topper

Tyler and Beth Anne Topper are ardent believers in Wayland’s faith and mission. They each also benefited from college scholarships. Their gift benefiting future Wayland students recognizes the important roles both have played in their lives.

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Mike Davis

Visionary Pioneers helped pay for Mike Davis’ Wayland education. In appreciation, he’s giving back with a gift that will help provide students for years to come with an innovative education informed by a Christian worldview.

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Estelle Owens

I give to Wayland Baptist University because it changed my life. Wayland faculty took an introverted, small-town girl and prepared me for graduate school and the life of the mind as a college professor. For my four years as an undergraduate and my 42 years on the faculty, my gratitude is boundless.

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Sally Dillman Eaves

A 1975 Wayland graduate, Sally says her time as a student was one where the professors knew her by name and took the time to get to know her personally. “Nowhere else would a professor and his wife care enough about a student to invite them to their home and pray for them.”

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Johnny and Aubrey Terra

Johnny and Aubrey Terra are occasionally asked why they choose to give back to Wayland at a young age when giving tends to be something done by older people. But for the Terras, giving back just makes sense.

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Barry and Vikki Arnwine

Barry Arnwine came to Wayland as a ministerial student, eventually changing his major to education. He met and married Wayland freshman Vikki Deck in 1968, then graduated in 1969 with a degree in education, physical education and history. Vikki spent two years at Wayland, then completed her education, English and art degree at West Texas State in 1972.

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