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In 1962-63 the graduate program was added to the mathematics
curriculum, and in keeping with the times a course in computer
science was offered beginning in 1963. In that same year the honors
program in mathematics was introduced.
These other teachers saw service in the Mathematics Department:
Worth H. Copeland, 1941-47; Marion Spencer, 1946-47; Mary
Memory, 1946-49; Emmett S. Ashcraft, 1947-48; Gene W. Medlin,
1953-55; Milton Marney, 1948-49; J. Nurney Bond, 1949-53; John T.
Inscoe, 1956-57; William J. Leinbach, 1957-58; Eldridge H. Moore,
1958-59; Eugene W. Womble, 1959-61; Sybil Hinkle Copeland,
1959-60; Harry W. Miller, 1960-61; Philip M. Hendricks, Jr., 1961-
64; James B. Linder, 1961-65; Lucy Hamblin, 1964-65; Temple H.
Fay, 1965-66; Margaret B. Seelbinder, 1965-66; and Ted W.
Goodman, 1966-67.
Early in his administration Dr. Tribble worked to secure a unit of
the Reserve Officers' Training Corps for Wake Forest. Of the three
hundred schools which had made application, the Defense
Department chose thirty-two, and Wake Forest was one of them. Dr.
C. S. Black, who had been a chemical warfare officer during World
War II, was named coordinator of the program and acted as liaison
between the campus and the Pentagon.
In September 1951 an ROTC unit which was a branch of the Army
Chemical Corps Reserve was activated with 274. students enrolled.
Lt. Col. Joseph S. Terrell was assigned as commandant, and the unit
was given four classrooms, offices, and supply cupboards in the
basement of the Chapel. Uniforms and textbooks were provided by
the army, and drills were held on the athletic playing field below the
The unit was reoriented in 1955 toward general military subjects,
and Lt. Col. Wythe M. Peyton, Jr., succeeded Terrell as commander.
In 1959 Col. John F. Reed, a thirty-year Army veteran who had been
on the staff of Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor at the Pentagon, took over
from Peyton, and he in turn was succeeded in 1963 by Col. Julian
Boyles, a career chemical officer. Colonel Reed became the Wake
Forest placement officer, rendering valuable service to the college in
that capacity.
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