120 The History of Wake Forest
Mr. Destiny, a film featuring James Belushi, was shot in the former RJR World
Headquarters building (which Wake Forest received as a gift from RJR in 1987),
among other places in Winston-Salem, including the Ernie Shore baseball field. Film-
ing occurred on April 6–8 and required 1,200 extras, some of them students, who
wore clothes from the early 1970s.
The street that ran in front of the residence halls on the south side of campus
was named for N.Y. Gulley, the first Dean of the Law School. In traffic news, Ann M.
Knox was named supervisor of the new Department of Parking Management, which
was responsible for vehicle registration and decals, requests for reserved parking, spe-
cial permits, traffic citations, matters related to parking violations, and appointment
schedules for the Traffic Appeals Board. During the fall semester, 10,032 parking tick-
ets were issued, resulting in revenue of $151,791. A total of 3,751 students registered
cars with the University, including 2,788 undergraduates. The number of parking
spaces on campus designated for students was 2,901. The cost of registering a car for
the year was $60.
Finances
Public radio station WFDD raised $326,800, 10 percent above its goal of $300,000, in
its fall Tower and Studio Fund Drive to replace its radio tower on Miller Street, which
was destroyed by a May 5, 1989, tornado, and to construct new quarters. WFDD had
been located in Reynolda Hall for thirty-three years. Weatherly House, formerly the
German House, was renovated and expanded to accommodate its needs by architect
Ed Bouldin, who designed the Olin Physical Laboratory and the adaptive reconstruc-
tion of Graylyn and Reynolda Village. WFDD began transmitting at 20,000 watts
from a tower in Midway, North Carolina.
In other fundraising efforts, almost $20 million was given to the Reynolda Cam-
pus during 1989–1990. The College Fund had its best year, raising $1,615,000, and
exceeding its goal by over $15,000. Over 10,000 alumni, parents, and friends contrib-
uted. The previous high for the College Fund had been in 1987. The College Fund
Telethon alone raised $503,842. Sonja H. Murray (’86, MBA ’88) served as national
chair. Harold Holmes led the University’s United Way Campaign, which also exceeded
it goals. He was assisted by Jim Ferrell, Director of Human Resources.
Members of the Davis family established the Egbert L. Davis Jr. Scholarship for
undergraduates, and the Holding Foundation of Raleigh created the Robert P. Holding
Scholarship in memory of Mr. Holding, who was a member of the Wake Forest class of
1916. The University also received $2.3 million from the estate of Julius Calvin Brown of
Madison, North Carolina, to support the Law School and undergraduate scholarships.
It was the largest estate gift the University had ever received. In addition, juniors and
seniors competed for Upperclass Alumni Scholarships in dance, music, art, entrepre-
neurship, theater, leadership, writing for publication, public speaking, and community
service. The newly created scholarship would later be offered only to entering students.
For the first time, the University endowment exceeded $275 million. The Reyn-
olda Campus endowment exceeded $200 million, according to Vice President John
Willard. Tuition increased from $8,900 in 1989–1990 to $9,700 for the 1990–1991
academic year.
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