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Debaters John Graham and Roger Solt won
the MIT Debate Tournament over a field of
more than one hundred debaters. Mary
McLean of Clermont, Fla., and “Tod” Wood-
bury won first place honors in a tournament at
Northwestern University. All four participated
in the National Debate Tournament in Boston.
Mortar Board, formerly all-female, tapped its
first male members. Omicron Delta Kappa
remained all-male.
[Old Gold and Black discontinued the practice
of naming a “Student of the Year.]
J. William
Straughan, Jr.
(B.A., 1964; J.D.,
1969), Director
of Development,
was named Vice
President for
Meyressa Hughes
(B.A., 1962; J.D., 1968) was named Assistant to
the President for Legal Affairs.
Brian M. Austin (Ph.D., Southern Illinois) was
appointed Director of the Center for Psycho-
logical Services.
Walter Douglas “Doug” Bland (B.A., 1973)
and Steve Janosik (B.A., Virginia Tech) were
appointed Directors of Residence Life.
William E. Ray (B.A., 1967; Ph.D., UNC–Chapel
Hill) was named publications editor. Martha
Lentz was appointed publications manager,
succeeding Russell Strong.
David L. Robertson (M.Ed., Georgia) was
named director of the College Union, replacing
Manuel Cunard.
William L. Opdyke, a vice-president of Western
Electric Company at Western’s Guilford Center
near Greensboro, was executive-in-residence for
a week during the spring semester.
I must express my appreciation to President Scales for having asked me, together with Bill (J. Wil-
liam) and Anne Straughan, to accompany a group of Wake Forest alumni on a nine-day trip to
Moscow and “Leningrad” in November 1975. I marvel now that the entire trip, including airfare,
cost only $599.
Bill Straughan
Henry Broadus Jones (B.A., 1910), Professor
Emeritus of English (member of the faculty,
1924–1959). Died October 17, 1975.
Ivy May Hixson, Associate in Academic Ad-
ministration. Died October 25, 1975.
Norman Sulkin, William Neal Reynolds Pro-
fessor of Anatomy. Died November 27, 1975.
Jerry Alfred Hall (B.A., 1952), Associate
Professor of Education and Director of Under-
graduate Teacher Education. Died May 18, 1976.
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