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students were in education classes, was the last for Weatherly, who
wished to retire. After he left in the fall of 1953, Herman J. Preseren,
a graduate of the University of North Carolina, was employed at the
rank of instructor until he received his doctorate two years later. Dr.
Preseren was to have a long career at Wake Forest, and along with his
teaching duties he became the official motion-picture photographer at
Wake Forest athletic contests. After his arrival the department
continued with three men until 1961-62.
Dean Bryan retired in 1958, and his years of service as an education
professor were later commemorated in the establishment of a
curriculum library made possible through a five-thousand-dollar
bequest from his wife, Euphemia Griffin Bryan.
Dr. Robert Hanes was employed to be the department's third man
with Professors Memory and Preseren. Hanes left after one year to
join the Winston-Salem school system, and he was succeeded by Dr.
Jerry Hall, a Wake Forest alumnus. In 1961 a fourth instructor was
added when Dean Propst, also a former Wake Forester, joined the
staff. Propst remained one year. He was followed by Dr. Keith
Prichard, a recent graduate of Harvard University. In 1963 Dr. Hall
transferred to the State Department of Public Instruction, and
Jennings Wagoner replaced him. Wagoner, too, was a Wake Forest
alumnus. Dr. Thomas Elmore, then dean of students, and Dr. John E.
Parker, Jr., of the Department of Romance Languages also taught part
time in education, making four full-time and two part-time teachers.
This arrangement continued until 1966, when Professor Memory
decided to turn the chairmanship over to Dr. Parker, who had been
with the college since 1950 as professor of French and teacher of the
education-oriented course, Methods of Teaching Foreign Language.
Others who taught full time for brief periods during Memory's
chairmanship included Dr. Charles Dickens, Dr. Wesley Hood, Dr.
Sam Syme, and Philip Archer, all of whom had gone on to other
employment by 1966.
During the eight years of Professor Memory's leadership, the en-
rollment of students majoring in education for a secondary-school
certificate averaged four hundred thirty per year. Memory was a good
records keeper and compiled some valuable statistics. In 1959 one of
his polls showed that six hundred Wake Forest alumni were working
in North Carolina public schools. Fifteen were with the