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u the 1969 commencement
At the 1969 Commencement exercises honor-
ary degrees were awarded to Germaine Brée,
Professor in the Institute for Research in the
Humanities at the University of Wisconsin;
david m. britt (LL.B., 1937), judge of North
Carolina’s Intermediate Court of Appeals; John
F. Watlington Jr., president of Wachovia Bank
and Trust Company; and James Webb, former
administrator of the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration. graham martin (B.A.,
1932), former U.S. Ambassador to Thailand,
could not attend the ceremonies but received
an honorary degree at the opening University
convocation in the fall.
The baccalaureate sermon was delivered by
Jack R. Noffsinger, pastor of the Knollwood
Baptist Church of Winston-Salem. In Graham
Martin’s absence President Scales gave the
Commencement address.
The men’s golf team won its third straight ACC
championship and placed second in the NCAA
Tournament. At the World Cup Tournament for
amateurs in Melbourne, Australia, the four
American participants, one of them Wake
Forester Jack lewis, came in first. lanny
wadkins was the ACC individual champion in
golf, and Lewis and Joe inman were named
first team All-Americans.
Before the baseball season Jack stallings,
head coach since 1959, resigned to take a simi-
lar position at Florida State. He was succeeded
by neil Johnston, who was also Assistant Bas-
ketball Coach.
robert i. “bob” bartholomew (B.A., 1957),
a former All-American football player, was
named executive director of the Deacon Club
Foundation.
u in memoriam
george carlyle mackieii (B.S., 1924; B.S. in
Medicine, 1926), Wake Forest College physi-
cian, 1941-1956; Professor of Physiology and
Pharmacology, Wake Forest Medical School,
1930–1941. Died January 8, 1969.
Julian wilbur bunniii (LL.B., 1907), General
Counsel for the College, 1941–1963. Died
January 11, 1969.
laura elizabeth scalesiv, a twenty-year-old
sophomore at Oklahoma State University, the
daughter of President and Mrs. Scales. Died
March 28, 1969.
ii
For a tribute to Dr. Mackie see “Health Center to Be Named for Dr. George C. Mackie,” by M.
Henry Garrity in The Wake Forest Magazine of September 1967 (pp. 22–23).
iii
See “Julian Wilbur Bunn ’07,” in The Wake Forest Magazine XVI (March 1969), 23.
iv
See “Laura Elizabeth Scales, 1949–1969,” in The Wake Forest Magazine XVI (March 1969), 35.
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