Wayne earned his Master of Arts in English at SIUE in 1972. He worked for the Illinois Department of Public Aid and built this scholarship to honor his daughter Christina Leigh Crome.
In my dreams our beautiful daughter dances across the sky from cloud to cloud, forever young, forever beautiful, forever a ballerina for the ages. Young talented recipients of her scholarship…dance with her, live fully the life she was denied. Be the artist she could have been.