As related earlier, those experts saw an immediate need for a million
dollars in additional income for Wake Forest, half to strengthen the
undergraduate program and half to provide high-quality graduate
work in the departments offering master's degrees.
Throughout the years of preparation and development it had been
the intention of the trustees, administration, and faculty to add
graduate programs as departments qualified and funds became
available. The consultants found the departments of education,
physical education, psychology, and religion essentially ready, with
sociology needing three more years of preparation. Psychology in-
troduced graduate work in 1964 and sociology and anthropology in
1966. Biology, chemistry; and physics also were making plans to
offer doctoral degrees.
As the Tribble administration drew to a close, the Division of
Graduate Studies was on a sound footing. Master's and doctoral
programs had been reaccredited by the Southern Association in 1965,
and Wake Forest had already won a respectable reputation for the
quality of its graduate faculty and the caliber of its students. While he
by no means did it alone, Dr. Tribble had delivered on his inaugural
The School of Law2
As related in Chapter I, World War II so thinned the ranks of law
professors and prospective law students that in the summer of 1943
Wake Forest initiated a joint law program with Duke University in
Durham. The idea was to operate full time, offering three semesters
each year, in order that law students, highly susceptible to military
draft, could complete their studies in two years. In that first summer
of the joint venture, Wake Forest contributed one professor, Dr. Dale
F. Stansbury, who was the Wake Forest dean, and one student. In the
fall twenty-four students enrolled, six of them Wake Forest students,
and for the remainder of the war Dr. I. Beverly Lake served on the
joint faculty. He had briefly interrupted a teaching career that began
in 1932 to join the Office of Price Administration. The six other
members of the combined faculty were Duke professors.
The difficulties of the Law School were further compounded
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