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Waymack Makes $150,000 Gift to WBC

2/14/2011

Dub Waymack (right) presents his gift toward the new women's residence hall to Williams President Jerol Swaim.

A new women’s residence hall at Williams Baptist College has gotten a $150,000 boost from William "Dub" Waymack of North Little Rock. Waymack recently presented the gift to WBC in memory of his late wife, Doris.

"The Waymacks have been great friends to Williams for the past 15 years, and now Dub’s generosity is helping us build a beautiful new residence hall. This is a great tribute to Doris, who was simply a delightful person and one who is truly missed," said Dr. Jerol Swaim, WBC’s president.

Swaim noted that a wing of the new dorm will be named in honor of the Waymacks.

Dub and Doris Waymack were married for 68 years before her death in October of last year. Longtime members of Levy Baptist Church in North Little Rock, they became supporters of Williams in 1996, when they donated an antique pump organ to the college. The organ is still displayed in the President’s Home at Williams.

Dub Waymack retired as a chief petty officer after 20 years in the US Navy and then began Waco Manufacturing, which builds boats, at North Little Rock in 1960. He operated the company for 18 years before selling his share of the business to his partner.

"Getting to know the Waymacks has been a blessing to me personally, and it has certainly been a great relationship for the college. Now, in helping us build this much needed facility, Dub is benefitting Christian higher education for many years to come," Swaim said.

Williams recently began construction on its new women’s residence hall, a 9,700 square foot facility that can house 43 students. It is expected to be completed by the upcoming fall semester at a cost of about $1.75 million.

WBC is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge.

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