Wayne State College

Reggie and Marilyn Yates

Inducted: 2022

Reggie and Marilyn Yates are lifelong supporters of Wayne State College. Both graduated from Wayne State with physical education degrees in 1971. Reggie was a three year letter winner on the Wildcat football team from 1969-71 and was a member of the 1970 Mineral Water Bowl team and served as a tri-captain during his senior season while leading the team in receiving. After moving back to Wayne in 1996, Reggie and Marilyn became trustees of the Wayne State Foundation and throughout their time as trustees Reggie served on the Executive Committee and Audit and Finance Committee. Reggie was employed by Edward Jones Investments, serving in offices at Castle Rock, Colorado and Wayne until his retirement in 2013. Marilyn served as a fitness instructor at WSC starting in 1997 and finished out her career as compliance coordinator until her retirement in 2010. The Yates were WSC Cat Club members for many years as well as contributing to numerous Wildcat programs and projects. Reggie also served on the Omaha Wildcat Golf Tournament board for numerous years. Reggie and Marilyn established the Reggie and Marilyn Yates Annual Football Scholarship in 2004 and later established an endowed athletic scholarship in 2020. With their continued support and commitment to the college Reggie and Marilyn are members of the Cornerstone Society and Heritage Society. Reggie and Marilyn Yates reside in Omaha and have one son, Jared, who also lives in Omaha.