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Jim Paige served as Wayne State's athletic faculty representative for nearly 30 years (1975 until his retirement in 2004). Paige was a professor of mathematics at Wayne State from 1968 until 2004 and is still involved in Wildcat athletics, serving as a track official for numerous home track and field events. While serving as faculty athletic representative at Wayne State, Paige served as president of the NAIA Faculty Athletic Representatives in 1988 and also served on the national board. Paige also served as a member of the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame board of directors.in 2000 he received the Distinguished Contributor of the Year Award from the National Federation of High School Associations and in 2002 was presented with the Nebraska School Activities Association Distinguished Service Award. In 2011, Paige was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Northeast Nebraska Track and Field Classic in Norfolk. He currently resides in Wayne, Nebraska.Paige was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2012.