Sprawled across 70 acres of land, the Wiley College is one of the beautiful and peaceful colleges located on the west side of Marshall, Texas. It was founded in 1873 and is ranked one of the best colleges in terms of education and recreational and sporting activities. The college offers education through various programs like Social Sciences & Humanities, Business & Technology, and Sciences. The architectural buildings attract students and people from outside as well. Michael Lewis, an American non-fiction author and journalist, best known for his best-selling books like Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, and Panic studied at the Wiley college. James Wheaton, a television actor who acted in the Trouble Comes to Town and Sanford and Son and George Lucas's THX 1138 is also an alumnus of Wiley College. Walter McAfee, the Afro-American scientist to be a part of the world's first lunar radar echo experiments received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the Wiley College. The Afro-American chemist, Henry Ransom Cecil McBay who is also a teacher by profession received many awards such as The Nortan Prize, The Herty Award, The Norris Award, and several other awards for his contribution to chemistry. Mike Lewis, Kenny Dorham, James L. Farmer, Jr. are a few alumni of Wiley College. Scroll down to get more details about all the famous Wiley College alumni.
James FarmerJames Farmer
(Civil Rights Activist)

12 January 1920


James L. Farmer, Jr.James L. Farmer, Jr.
(U.S. civil rights leader)

James WheatonJames Wheaton
(Actor, director, educator)

Conrad O. JohnsonConrad O. Johnson
(Music educator)

Heman Marion SweattHeman Marion Sweatt
(Plaintiff in U.S. Supreme Court case, Sweatt v. Painter (1950); helped to found Texas Southern University)
Bill SpillerBill Spiller
(African-American golfer who challenged the segregationist policies of the PGA)

Henry Cecil McBayHenry Cecil McBay
(Chemist, college professor)
Lee ThomasLee Thomas

Mike LewisMike Lewis

Daryl Joy WaltersDaryl Joy Walters

Floyd IglehartFloyd Iglehart
George KinneyGeorge Kinney

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Jesse J. WilliamsJesse J. Williams
(Principal chemist, theologian)
Kelton WinstonKelton Winston

Lois TowlesLois Towles
(Internationally renowned concert pianist.)