TITUS PAYNE ’18 grew up in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and always knew Wheaton as a place that shaped many important people in his life.
Wheaton was the only school to which he applied. Titus doesn’t get to travel back to Phnom Penh very often, but he made a home away from home at Wheaton as a resident assistant (RA) in Fischer Hall for the 2016-17 academic year. He has enjoyed the privilege of walking through life’s challenges with students, offering support and care in individual ways.
Titus found that the RA role at Wheaton extends beyond the dormitory walls and across campus, noting that “it also draws friends and classmates seeking advice or a confidant.”
When he’s not serving the College community as an RA, Titus can be found dancing. He’s an avid swing and jazz dancer, and he has found it to be a common language to connect with others across the world, whether studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, or on Wheaton’s campus.
Titus counts himself as one greatly shaped by Wheaton. For him, it is “as much an investment in character as it is for a career.”