For the past century, students affiliated with The Wayne Stater have moved on to extraordinary careers in journalism as well as related areas in education, public relations, and corporate communications.
Ted Tow, a Stater editor in the late 1950s, retired as the editor of the NCAA News. Vicki Engelen, a Stater editor in the 1970s, was a public relations official for 3M Corporation before founding her own firm, Engelen Communications, Inc. In the first decade of the 21st century, former Stater editors-in-chief Cliff Starkey (Maryland English professor), Jonna Huseman (Washington D.C. communications specialist), and Rhea Landholm (Center for Rural Affairs) enjoy successful careers. Closer to home, Lindsay Scranton is a corporate journalist for NewsLink in Lincoln, and Jacob Bettin, a Stater advertising manager, has worked as the public spokesman for the Omaha Police Department. The staffs of Nebraska regional daily and weekly newspapers are filled with WSC graduates who worked at The Wayne Stater.