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pass a reading examination in a modern foreign language, be in
residence for at least two semesters, and pass a final oral examination
on the thesis and the field of specialization. No major change was
made in these requirements during the Tribble years.
The first meeting of the graduate faculty, which consisted of those
members of the college teaching staff holding the doctor's degree or
having ten years of experience and working in the departments
offering graduate degrees, was held May 23, 1961. At that time a
regular Graduate Council was elected. Those chosen were Drs.
Charles M. Allen, John C. Broderick, Richard L. Burt, Ivey C.
Gentry, Harold O. Goodman, and David L. Smiley.
The Bulletin for February 1961 announced that ten scholarships at
$700 each, twelve fellowships at $1,700 and twelve assistantships at
$2,420 would be available through the arts and sciences departments
to aid students in 1961-62. The following September a total of fifty-
one students registered in the Division of Graduate Studies, four of
them at Bowman Gray. Of these, thirty-four were from North
Carolina, and the others represented eleven other states and one
foreign country. Their bachelor's degrees had been awarded by
twenty-eight different colleges and universities. Harriet Suzanne
Cameron, a history student, registered in that first class. She com-
pleted all her requirements in one academic year and received the
master's degree in the June commencement of 1962. Her thesis, a
biography of William Louis Poteat, Wake Forest's seventh president,
was published as a book by the University of North Carolina Press.
The first doctor's degree was awarded in 1964 to Russell Joseph
Reiter, who had studied in the Department of Anatomy.
The 1962 enrollment was higher than that of the first year, and in
the following sessions there was an increase of about 25 percent each
year, with 87 in 1962, 118 in 1963, 141 in 1964, 164 in 1965, and 213
for 1966.
During the May 7, 1962, meeting of the graduate faculty President
Tribble announced plans for a study by visiting consultants of all
phases of the graduate program during the approaching summer. That
study, discussed in some detail in Chapter IX, was conducted under a
thirty-thousand dollar grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
and came to be known as the McCutcheonCarmichael report, thus
identifying the specialists who prepared it.
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