172 The History of Wake Forest
The  center sustained little damage, but cars parked
nearby were flooded. Later in the semester, sprinklers
were installed to maintain the grass. On December
17, more than 150 faculty, staff, students, and alumni
of the MBA evening program attended a party bid-
ding farewell to Management House, the former
Amos Cottage at Graylyn. Evening MBA students
started classes at the Worrell Professional Center on
January 4.
President Hearn first suggested housing the
Schools of Law and Management together in 1986,
and on April 3, 1993, the Worrell Professional Center
was dedicated with the two sharing the same building.
More than 200 faculty and students assembled in the
courtyard of the $25.6 million facility. The ceremony capped two days of festivities
that included speeches by world-famous architect Cesar Pelli, the designer; Apple
Computer, Inc., CEO and chief technology officer John Sculley; and U.S. Supreme
Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Hearn wrote to Julius Corpening on
April 20, “acknowledging the time and hard work you invested in raising over $15
million of private funding for the Center.”
The trustees passed a resolution on October 2 renaming the Family Practice
Building at the Medical School as Manson Meads Hall after the Vice President Emeri-
tus of Health Affairs. In 1992, the Bowman Gray School of Medicine and North Caro-
lina Baptist Hospital celebrated fifty years of partnership.
Graylyn Conference Center received its fourth Paragon Award from Corporate
Meetings and Incentives magazine in January. It had won in 1988, 1989, and 1991. The
award was based on a readers’ poll that measured the quality of services at ten confer-
ence centers. Reynolda House Museum of American Art celebrated its twenty-fifth
anniversary in October 1992.
In January 1993, renovation of Babcock and Carswell Halls began with lead gifts from
the Cannon Foundation and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. The Annenberg
Foundation donated $250,000 for the renovation of Carswell Hall and the establish-
ment of a scholarship in honor of Arnold Palmer (’51). AT&T donated $145,000 in
computer equipment to upgrade the Departments of Physics and Chemistry. In  new
construction, a $2.8 million, ninety-six-bed student residence initially known as
North Hall, later named Martin Hall (after Zeno Martin Sr., a member of the Wake
Forest College Class of 1926), was begun in May. It was located between the soccer
practice fields and Student Apartments on Polo Road and slated for completion in
August 1994.
The J. Smith Young Athletic-Academic Excellence Fund was established in honor
of the President and CEO of Lexington Furniture Industries by his wife, Helen, and
his sons, Jay and Jeff. The scholarship recognized the accomplishments of student-
athletes off the field or court. A former student-athlete in basketball, Young was a life
Associate Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor
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