164 THE HISTORY OF WAKE FOREST COLLEGE
lenging, and at the same time very practical." He said Wake Forest
was "profoundly grateful for the privilege of serving as a sort of
stewardship agent of the foundation."
The life sciences building listed in the preceding chart was con-
structed after the 1959 campaign in Forsyth County to raise
$1,225,000. In a period of a few months the goal was oversubscribed
by $100,000. The three-story building, completed in time for oc-
cupancy in the fall of 1961 and named Winston Hall, was to house the
Biology and Psychology departments. It had classrooms, offices,
laboratory space, and a two-hundred-seat auditorium.
Also in 1959 the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, in addition to its
annual subsidy, gave Wake Forest $750,000, which Dr. Tribble said
would be used for an immediate start on a new dormitory for women.
When completed in 1962 and named for Mary Reynolds Babcock (the
foundation which honors her contributed $50,000 toward the
construction, as noted earlier), the new facility increased coed-
housing capacity to more than six hundred.
In January 196o the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Robert Lee
Humber of Greenville chairman of a committee which was to raise
$800,000 toward the cost of a classroom building for the humanities
and social sciences. As the campaign dragged, the estimated cost
climbed, first to $1.1 million and, by the time construction began in
1962, to $1,650,000. Twice the trustees went to the convention with
requests to borrow money toward the construction costs. The structure
was completed in time for occupancy in the fall of 1963, and nine
departments which had endured cramped quarters in the library and
Wingate and Reynolda halls moved in. The new building, given the
name Tribble Hall, provided twenty-five classrooms with a capacity
of forty students, seven for up to fifteen, and six to seat sixty. There
was a two-hundred-seat auditorium (named DeTamble, in recognition
of a $58,000 bequest from Mrs. Elsie E. DeTamble), and eighty-six
faculty offices. For the first time ever, some professors had their own
In 1961 the trustees had approved an $11-million capital improve-
ments program which was to finance the construction of ten facilities,
including the classroom building and the stadium. Two years later
President Tribble presented a $69-million development plan which he
said would lead to the achievement of university status.