Ed Wimp

Creative Law Student

Ed Wimp's Story

For being only two years out of college, Wimp has already had a diverse range of experiences, from touring with iconic R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire, to earning his master’s degree and studying for his law degree at Florida A&M University, which he plans to use to specialize in entertainment law. He has also started his own entertainment consulting business and writes music. At Core Entertainment, Wimp helps the "talent" get where it needs to go and also plans events, taking into consideration the logistics of equipment, working within a budget and managing social media and marketing. "My favorite highlight so far was helping to put together a Trayvon Martin fundraiser in Miami," he said. "Jamie Foxx was our featured speaker. Trayvon’s family was very happy with how the event turned out."

Wimp recently wrote a song called “Beautiful” which is now for sale on iTunes. All of the proceeds from the sale of this song are going to the Music Is Unity Foundation (founded by Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey).

Wimp chose Monmouth because he could see on his visit that it had a caring faculty and staff that is vested in each student’s success. “My liberal arts classes have given me a diverse education so I can talk about many different things knowledgeably,” he said. He was particularly impressed with the experiences shared by business professors like Tom Prince and Dick Johnston, who made it a point to tailor their coursework toward real-world applications.

Tying it all together

Wimp said that Monmouth provided him not only with an education but also with the opportunity to obtain leadership roles within the campus. “It is easy to fall into a pattern of just going to class at bigger schools,” he said. “Going to Monmouth enhances the student’s entire experience because so much more is encouraged. The result is the development of a well-rounded scholar.”

  • Pay it forward
    Wimp has become a teacher in his own right, speaking to high schools, colleges and conferences about how to make a viable living in the entertainment industry.
  • Networking works
    Wimp enjoyed his time as a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, developing leadership skills as he served in various roles in the organization. He has since used his ZBT ties to network professionally.
My liberal arts classes have given me a diverse education so I can talk about many different things knowledgeably.

Ed Wimp ’12
Major: Business Administration