Grambling family sets world record for the most graduates from one university

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The Guinness Book of World Records has officially recognized the Wayne Family of Marion, Louisiana, for having the highest number of graduates in a family and from the same university – Grambling State University.

Grambling State University is probably best known for Eddie Robinson the coach – for 56 years – of a winning team. Now, the university has another achievement to be proud of. The Wayne Family was notified last month that their bid to be recognized had been accepted. A total of 86 members of the family attended the HBCU out of which 40 graduates were accepted by Guinness.

The Wayne family has been a part of the university’s student body from 1956 to 2010. They graduated with degrees in a diverse range of subjects: education, criminal justice, computer science, electrical engineering, business, music education and English literature.

Although the family made a claim to 52 graduates, only 40 of them were accepted because of missing and/or lost documents. Yet, they still managed to beat the record – by a large margin, it must be said – that was previously held by the 15 family members in Alabama.