The Waynes are a large family with relatives residing in states across the nation who have found careers in medicine, law, education, the military, business, engineering, professional sports, science, criminal justice and acting.
The Waynes also have applied for consideration by Guinness World Records, declaring to have set the record for the largest number of family members to attend the same university: Grambling State University.
Hattie Wayne, owner of Hattie Wayne Public Relations & Advertising, leads the Wayne initiative to verify the record.
“We’re talking almost seven generations,” Hattie Wayne said.
She submitted the claim in August, and Guinness responded with approval in October. She has spent her time since gathering the required evidence to prove her family’s claim.