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professorships was short of its target, but twenty-four endowed positions were cre-
ated during the campaign. In addition, $21.3 million was contributed toward the
$39 million sought for endowed faculty support. Seemingly indefatigable, Provost
Emeritus Ed Wilson (’43) travelled to thirty-nine regional sites during the campaign.
Overall, $171 million was raised, putting the campaign $21 million over its target.
Academics
On the academic side of things, a major event happened in the School of Business
and Accountancy. The School changed its name to honor D. Wayne Calloway (’59,
LLD ’88), Chair and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, Inc., since 1986. From now
on the school would be called the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accoun-
tancy. In addition, Babcock Hall, home of the business school and the Mathematics
and Computer Science Departments, was renamed Calloway Hall. The honors were
announced during the Founders’ Day Convocation on February 14, at which Senator
Dale Bumpers spoke. Calloway was tri-chair of the Heritage and Promise campaign,
a generous supporter of the University, and had been on the Board of Trustees since
1990, serving as Chair from 1991–1994.
On another part of campus, the School of Law began the year-long theme, ­
“Celebrating a Century of Legal Education (1894–1994),” commemorating its lon-
gevity. During the year there were barbeques, speeches, and a film festival. There were
even reenactments of important legal cases, such as The Z. Smith Reynolds Founda-
tion v. The Trustees of Wake Forest College in 1946, the results of which cleared the
way for Wake Forest to move to Winston-Salem. U.S. News & World Report ranked
the Law School thirty-sixth among the nation’s 176 accredited schools, and a flawless
accreditation report from the American Bar Association in July found “no signifi-
cant weaknesses in the present program.” Overall the school’s admissions standards
ranked in the top 15 percent of all law schools in the country. The first-year class of
164 students came from seventy-six colleges and universities in twenty-eight states.
Women and minorities, respectively, made up 37 and 11 percent of the class. Dean
Robert K. Walsh noted that North Carolinians regularly composed between 35 and
40 percent of the school’s classes and that 55 to 60 percent of recent graduates had
remained in the state to practice. The
school’s Fall Convocation was held
in conjunction with the University’s
Opening Convocation on October
25, with U.S. Supreme Court Chief
Justice William Rehnquist as the
main speaker.
In the College, the English
Department faculty were singled
out by the Old Gold and Black as
among the most prolific writers at
Wake Forest. Scott Klein, Phillip
Kuberski, Claudia Thomas, Mary
DeShazer, Gillian Overing, Andrew Wayne Calloway
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