Wayne Boykin


Wayne Boykin lives with an intellectual disability and is employed at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, where he works in the Hamlin Student Center dining hall.


His responsibilities include cleaning tables, sweeping floor and helping to maintain the facility.


Wayne hopes this job, which he has had since August 2017, will help him become more independent and possibly achieve his goal of moving out on his own. He has also been inspired to cook more at home because of the various types of work that he’s been exposed to at the dining hall.


In addition to his job at Barton College, Wayne is also very active in his community, where he enjoys bowling and participates in the Special Olympics.


Additionally, he is a member of the Hope Singers, a chorus group of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who perform regularly in the Wilson area and throughout the State.

Wayne Boykin stands in the Hamlin Student Center dining hall where he works at Barton College. In addition to working at the dining hall, Wayne participates in community activities, such as the Hope Singers adult chorus.

Wayne Boykin stands in the Hamlin Student Center dining hall where he works at Barton College. In addition to working at the dining hall, he participates in community activities, such as the Hope Singers adult chorus.

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Wayne clocks in for his job at the Hamlin Student Center dining hall at Barton College, where he has been working for almost a year. He hopes to use the money he makes to, one day, move out on his own.

Wayne clocks in for his job at the Hamlin Student Center dining hall at Barton College where he has been working for almost a year. He hopes to use the money he makes to move out on his own one day.

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Wayne cleans tables at the Hamlin Student Center dining hall. Since he has started working there, he has cooked more in his own home.

Wayne cleans tables at the Hamlin Student Center dining hall. Since he has started working there, he has been inspired to cook more in his own home.

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Sunlight from a nearby window captures Wayne’s shadow as he performs his job duties. An integral part of the team, the other staff all know him well and make a point to encourage him whenever they can.

Sunlight from a nearby window captures Wayne’s shadow as he performs his job duties. An integral part of the team, the other staff all know him well and interact with him whenever they are able.

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Wayne sweeps the floors at the Hamlin Student Center dining hall at Barton College.

Wayne sweeps the floors at the Hamlin Student Center dining hall at Barton College.

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