144 The History of Wake Forest
and in the same department, Alton Pollard III
received both the Reid-Doyle Prize for Excel-
lence in Teaching and the Omicron Delta
Kappa Award for Contributions to Student
Life at the Founders’ Day Convocation. Dale
Martin was named the first Babcock School of
Business and Accountancy Price Waterhouse
Fellow.
Dolly McPherson (English) was awarded
the Distinguished Literary Critics Award by
the Middle Atlantic Writers Association for
her paper, “Bearing Witness to the Legacy of
My Past,” which was presented at the associa-
tion’s annual conference.
Charles “Chuck” F. Longino, a prolific
social gerontologist, joined the Wake For-
est faculty as a Professor of Sociology in the fall semester of 1991. A few years later,
Longino would start a new tradition at Wake Forest: the Late Night Breakfast. The
breakfast was served just as the exam period began at the end of each semester. Hours
were from 9 p.m. to midnight in “The Pit.” Faculty and staff served the breakfast and
carried students’ trays for them. It was a way to show students that the faculty and
staff cared about them during the highest points of stress in the academic year.
Mike Hazen (Communication) spent the fall of 1991 in Japan as Director of
Wake Forest’s inaugural exchange of students with Tokai University. Eleven students
from Tokai came to Wake Forest and stayed in the Japanese House during the spring.
These students attended an American Studies course designed specifically for them
and taught by David Smiley (History Emeritus) and Lee Potter (English Emeritus).
Ed Hendricks (History) taught a two-credit course on the history of Wake For-
est using Bynum Shaw’s The History of Wake Forest College, Volume IV 1943–1967
as his main text. The course enrolled more than 120 students and met in DeTamble
Auditorium.
In the professional schools, the School of Law, in conjunction with the Bowman
Gray School of Medicine, opened a legal clinic for indigent older adults in August.
The clinic, located in the Piedmont Building on the Hawthorne Campus, was part
of the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging and was staffed by a professor and second- and
third-year law students. Older patients at Bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital Medical
Center and others referred by social service agencies were given free assistance iden-
tifying and managing legal problems. The project was made possible by an $87,000
grant to the School of Law by the U.S. Department of Education.
Administration and Staff
There was a great deal of activity among administrators during 1991–1992. Among
the most important of these was the appointment of Gordon Melson, Professor of
Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University, as the new Dean of the Gradu-
ate School. David Brown and Richard Janeway of the Medical School made the
Ed Hendricks
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