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outlook, an individual of strength, culture, and character. Therefore, it is
believed that the liberal arts college with a background of Christianity, when
combined with technical training, represents the ideal combination in the
preparation for a career in business.
Rogers said that the Business School had no wish "to instruct its
students in the methods of becoming millionaires but, rather, to
provide training that will enable its graduates to become future
leaders in business and, hence, work for the betterment of the South."
The first listing of the faculty for the Business School, published in
the 1949-50 Bulletin, carried the names of Rogers, Hendricks, and
Powers as well as these others: Percival Perry, assistant professor of
social science; Edgar W. Timberlake, Jr., professor of law; Christine
W. Dark and Allen W. Brown, instructors in secretarial studies; and
Betty L. Williams, instructor in business administration. The listing
did not reflect exactly the make-up of the teaching staff, because Dr.
Hendricks had departed to teach at Texas Western College; Annie Sue
Perry had joined the faculty as an instructor in secretarial studies; and
a major addition had been made in the recruitment of Delmer P.
Hylton, an M.B.A. from Indiana University, to teach accounting.
Hylton was to have a long and distinguished career on the Wake
Forest faculty. Never flamboyant, he had a wry sense of humor and a
dedication to hard work―for both himself and his students. The
toughness of his examinations became legendary, and generations of
accountants whom he had diligently prepared for C.P.A. careers
remembered him with gratitude and respect.
In practice the B.S. degree, requiring thirty hours in business
administration or accounting was retained, but the major thrust of the
school was the B.B.A. degree, which required a minimum of fifty-one
hours of prescribed work. By November 1949 President Kitchin was
able to report to the Baptist State Convention that the School of
Business Administration "is already crowded with students and is
doing creditable work."
Progress was not without problems, however. There were three
principal ones: sufficiently trained teachers were hard to find, ac-
creditation by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of
Business was a long-term necessity, and quarters commensurate with
the status of the new school had to be provided. These were