William Small Cobb, Jr., a Wake Forest graduate, Class of 1958,
who held a B.D. degree from Union Theological Seminary, taught
from 1961-63; and Jane Gilbert Freeman, a 1959 graduate, taught
some classes from 1962 to 1964 while she was serving as assistant
dean of women. Two appointments were made in 1963, those of
Marcus B. Hester and J. Lawrence McCollough, both graduates of
Wake Forest, 196o and 1957, respectively. Both staved through the
end of the Tribble administration. Hester, who received his doctorate
from Vanderbilt, was to become a tenured member of the staff.
At the time of Dr. Reid's retirement in 1965 no permanent successor
was chosen. To replace him that fall a distinguished philosophy
teacher, Dr. Vergilius Ture Anselm Ferm, joined the department as a
visiting professor and was designated to act as chairman. Ferm held
an undergraduate degree from Augustana College, the B.D. from
Augustana Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Yale
World War II found the physical education staff decimated. James
H. Weaver, director of physical education and athletics, was on mil-
itary duty, and with Douglas C. Walker and Murray C. Greason
involved in the football program, it fell to Phil M. Utley, gymnasium
director and track coach, to conduct the two semesters of physical
education courses required for a degree. In that period, and until 1956,
the physical education and intercollegiate athletic programs were
closely related, and coaches and their assistants normally held
teaching appointments.
One of Jim Weaver's first acts upon his return to the campus after
the war was to employ James W. Long, whom he had met in military
service, to organize and administer a professional program in physical
education, to redesign the required physical education classes, and to
pay greater attention to intramural sports. Long arrived in June 1946
as assistant director of physical education. At that same time a
program was established for the training of teachers in the fields of
health, physical education, coaching, and recreation.
The presence of women in the student body dictated the employ-
ment of professionals to guide their physical training, and in 1947
Long recruited Marjorie Crisp, a graduate of Appalachian State
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