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to date. When completed, the Worrell Professional Center was 170,000 square feet.
The Worrells had also donated a house in London (1976), an endowed chair in
Anglo-American Studies (1982), and the Robert Goldberg Award in Trial Advo-
cacy, an annual cash prize given in memory of a student at the School of Law who
was killed in World War II. Groundbreaking for the Worrell Center took place on
September 11, 1990.
In a brief memo to President Hearn on April 15, 1991, Dean Robert Walsh noted
that 44 percent of the School of Law’s alumni made donations to the school during
the 1989–1990 academic year. Wake Forest tied for third place with Harvard and Yale
in the Association of American Law Schools’ national ranking of alumni contribu-
tions for the year.
The College Fund raised $520,687 over the twenty-one nights from October 21
to November 20, 1990. The newly announced Divinity School raised over $1 million.
Also, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation donated $1 million to the University
to reinforce and expand the teaching of ethics, leadership, and civic responsibility,
and the United Way Reynolda campus campaign raised more than $100,000 for the
In their January 31 to February 1 meeting, the trustees raised tuition 11.3 percent
to $10,800 for 1991–1992 from the 1990–1991 figure of $9,700, and housing fees
increased 5 percent.
Doyle Early (’65, JD ’67) of High Point was re-elected President of the Alumni
Summing Up the Year
The 1990–1991 academic year was a time of dedication, transition, celebration,
examination, and innovation. Dedication was shown in the Heritage and Promise
Campaign, which officially kicked off on November 1 on the front patio of the
Benson University Center with free food from Pizza Hut and speeches by President
Hearn and scholarship students Bob Esther and Stephanie Spellers. Though mod-
est by many measures, the five-year campaign, which went national on April 4,
1991, was the first attempt to tap resources beyond tuition and the traditional con-
stituency systematically. Its goal was to enable the University to construct needed
buildings, to meet the financial needs of its students, to better reward and recruit
its faculty, and to deepen its endowment. Half of the $150 million goal had been
reached when the campaign was announced publicly, yet administrators, alumni,
and friends still had much to do to make the campaign a success.
The academic transition from the steady, reliable administrative skill of Ed Wil-
son to David G. Brown was major. Brown differed from Wilson in style and sub-
stance. It became evident early on that a period of adjustment would be needed for
University personnel and Brown to get to know each other.
Celebration was most tangible in the awarding of another Rhodes scholarship.
Wake Forest continued to be the leading institution of higher education in the South
in terms of producing Rhodes Scholars.
Examination extended from race relations to athletics. Robert Beck (Psychology)
and his committee studied the athletic department and made recommendations to