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g.williamJoynerJr.(B.A., 1966) was appointed
Director of Alumni Affairs, and J. william
straughan Jr. (B.A., 1964; B.D., Union Theologi-
cal Seminary) was named assistant in public
affairs. ralph simpson (B.A., 1968) was named
editor of The Wake Forest Magazine, succeeding
robert allen, who became an associate in
development and director of printing services.
J.d. wilson Jr. (B.A., 1969) was named assistant
director of alumni affairs. Later in the year,
virgill.mcbride(B.A., Miss issippi College; B.D.,
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) was
also added to the development staff. (Both
Wilson and McBride left their positions at the
end of the academic year.)
u student notes
James e. cross of Burlington was president of
the student body for 1969–1970; betty hyder
of Kingsport, Tennessee, was president of the
Women’s Government Association; James m.
east of Charlotte was chairman of the Honor
Council; samuel t. currin of Oxford was chair-
man of the Men’s Judicial Board; and demming
m. ward of Lumberton was president of the
College Union.
J. gray lawrence Jr. of Asheville and James
b. “barry” robinson of Alexandria, Virginia,
co-edited Old Gold and Black; deannemellenof
St. Albans, West Virginia, edited The Howler; and
r. allen shoaf of Lexington edited The Student.
Old Gold and Black was named again as the best
large college newspaper in the Carolinas.
The first issue of Labyrinth, an intercollegiate
literary magazine founded by doug hux of
Reidsville and Jeff shue of York, Pennsylvania,
appeared in April.
doug lemza of Kendall Park, N.J., was named
“Student of the Year” by Old Gold and Black.
Senior orators were: laura susan abernathy
of Kingsport, Tennessee; laura christian ford
of Lynchburg, Virginia; richard allen shoaf
of Lexington; and wayne woltz tolbert of Mt.
Airy. Abernathy received the A.D. Ward Medal.
Wake Forest debaters (negative: christopher
covey of Winston-Salem and mark phillips of
Kingsport, Tenn.; affirmative: Janice gruber
of Kingsport, Tenn., and richard kendrick of
Middletown, R.I.) won first place in the Wash-
ington and Lee University Novice Tournament.
Debaters russell stout of Oskaloosa, Iowa,
and ann wood of Falls Church, Va., took first
place in an invitational tournament at Middle
Tennessee State University. Wake Forest’s
negative team (laura abernathy and keith
vaughan) took first place in another tourna-
ment at Illinois State University.
r. allen “al” shoaf and m. stanley whitley
(of Southern Pines) received Woodrow Wilson
Fellowships for graduate study. Shoaf also
received a Danforth Graduate Fellowship and
became the first Wake Forest student to be
awarded a Marshall Scholarship for study in
Great Britain.
Though not recognized by the University, delta
kappa epsilon social fraternity was formally
accepted as a member of the national organiza-
tion. Their house was located off campus on
Reynolda Road.
Al Shoaf and Stan Whitley
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