A&M-Commerce blessed Wayne Galyean with the gift of an excellent education. Now, Galyean hopes to bless future students with the same.
After attending Texas A&M University-Commerce in the 1960s, the Galyeans married, and pursued careers in education and insurance, never losing sight of their alma mater and the impact the university had in their lives.
In 2009, the Galyeans were recognized at a reception for their donations to A&M-Commerce and the Science Building, a gift that resulted in a lecture hall being named in their honor.
Wayne Galyean, president of Galyean Insurance in Sulphur Springs, Greenville, and Rockwall, said the “university has a sweet spot in my heart. It is a thrill to give back.”
Galyean graduated high school in Alba and attending a regional university the size of A&M-Commerce was a big help to him in earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, he said.
He was a former teacher, vice principal, and high school principal at Sulphur Springs ISD before entering the insurance business.
Wanda Galyean earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at A&M-Commerce and taught homemaking at Sulphur Springs High School.
“We’ve had some wonderful years in education and this is a small way to give back to the professors,” she said.
A&M-Commerce filled a void for me when I attended, and it still does, it’s a wonderful place to earn a degree, and I’m glad to give something back.