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Carolina in that field. Patrick began his teaching as a full member of
the Wake Forest faculty in the summer of 1947 and, in the following
school year, offered four sociology courses in both the fall and spring
semesters. For 1948-49 he was authorized to operate as an
independent Department of Sociology carrying a major of thirty
hours. Patrick himself taught all of the courses within the department,
and the two courses taught in the Religion Department also appeared
in the sociology listings. For that year the new department had an
enrollment of 123 students.
For the fall of 1949 Patrick was assisted by Sanford Winston of
North Carolina State College, who taught one course; in the spring a
second State professor, Eugene Wilkening, taught one course. The
next year C. Wylie Alford, who was completing work for the
doctorate at Duke, taught three courses each semester, and in 1951-52
Noel Francisco assisted. In the fall of 1952 Alford returned as a
regular member of the staff, giving sociology two full-time teachers
for the first time. Alford stayed until 1959.
In the summer of 1953 Gov. William B. Umstead asked Dr. Patrick
to serve as first chairman of the new State Board of Paroles, which
had been created by the General Assembly on the basis of studies and
recommendations made by Patrick. He was given leave from his
teaching duties to accept the position, but he remained chairman of
the department. To take Patrick's classes the college employed John
Scalf, who held a master's degree from Stetson University, for 1953-
54; in 1954 E. Pendleton Banks, an anthropologist with a Harvard
doctorate, was appointed. Banks, a graduate of Furman University,
had done advanced work at the universities of New Mexico and
Michigan as well as Harvard and had been an instructor in
anthropology at Duke before coming to Wake Forest. He was to settle
down to a long and eventful career with the college.
The addition of anthropology to the Sociology Department was in
keeping with the trend of the times. While the two disciplines differ in
methodology, they share a common interest in the study of special
institutions and cultural patterns. At Wake Forest it made sense to
house the two studies in one academic structure. With the move to
Winston-Salem new courses were added in both sociology and
anthropology, and the teaching staff was enlarged along parallel lines.
Patrick returned to the classroom in the summer of 1956, and over the
years the permanent staff took shape. John Earle, a sociol-
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