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religious education, sociology and anthropology, Spanish, and speech.
Biology required thirty-two, chemistry thirty-seven, education
eighteen, mathematics thirty-three, music thirty-six, philosophy
twenty-four, physical education thirty-five, and physics thirty-three.
The following pages give brief historical sketches of the various
college departments, the library, and other important divisions.
Biology1
Dr. Ora C. Bradbury became chairman of the Department of
Biology in 1938 and served until 1961, when Dr. Elton C. Cocke
assumed the responsibility. The Bradbury-Cocke era, which lasted
until 1967, was most notable for the growth and development of the
department in terms of the physical plant and equipment and for the
increase in numbers on the teaching staff. After the move from the old
campus in 1956, biology shared Salem Hall with chemistry and
physics until 1961. Under the supervision of Dr. Charles M. Allen,
who joined the department in 1941, Winston Hall was completed in
1961 and the Department of Biology had a beautiful, well-designed
and constructed, permanent home. From the triumvirate of Bradbury,
Cocke, and Allen in the early forties, the teaching staff grew to twelve
by 1967.
One of those added to the faculty in the forties was Dr. Budd E.
Smith, who was recruited just after 1946 and achieved immediate
popularity. In May 1951 Dr. Smith resigned to become superintendent
of the Oxford city school system. Two years later he was chosen
president of Wingate Junior College, there succeeding Dr. Craven C.
Burris, a Wake Forest graduate, Class of 1917, who had been at
Wingate since 1937.
Between 1958 and 1964 the Reynolda gardens and greenhouses
were given to Wake Forest by the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foun-
dation. Funds were added to provide for their maintenance as well as
to establish an endowed professorship. Dr. Paul B. Sears held this
position on a temporary basis during the academic year 1962-63. Dr.
Walter S. Flory was appointed Babcock Professor of Botany and
Director of Reynolda Gardens in 1963 and served through the rest of
the Tribble period. Flory, a widely known scientist, did his
undergraduate work at Bridgewater College in Virginia and earned
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