254 The History of Wake Forest
Individual faculty achieved wide recognition. Dan Locklair (Music) received an
award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP),
and in April his Concerto Grosso was performed by the Helsinki Philharmonic
Orchestra in Finland. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed his HUES (for
Orchestra): Three Brief Tone Poems. On both occasions, Locklair gave preconcert talks.
Debate coach Ross Smith (Communication) was named the 1997 National
Debate Coach of the Year.
Thomas Gossett’s 1963 best-seller, Race: The History of Ideas in America, which
had gone out of print in 1983, was reissued in July 1997 by Oxford University Press
as part of its Race and American Culture Series. The work was considered a classic,
analyzing the development of racism in a number of disciplines, and was praised for
both its scholarship and readability.
David Anderson (Biology) received a $200,000 grant from the National Science
Foundation to support the University’s albatross project. Under the grant, two spe-
cies of albatross were tracked by satellite as they flew over the northern Pacific from
their nests on Tern Island, a part of Hawaii. The study focused on how food supply
affects productivity in a declining albatross population. School children and others
interested in the project were able to subscribe to a website and track individual birds.
Administration and Staff
President Hearn was appointed to serve on a statewide commission, Transit 2001.
Dave Brown, in his new position as Vice President for Special Programs, worked
to market ICCEL, the joint consulting services of Wake Forest and IBM, to other
colleges and universities looking for assistance in taking greater advantage of infor-
mation technology. Brown kept the title of Provost until June 1998 and the Vice
President title through 2001.
Sandra Boyette became Vice President for University Advancement in August
1997. Part of her responsibilities included overseeing official University correspon-
dence. President Hearn asked her in an August 21 memo to chair a committee to see
that “our communications with admitted first-year students be as timely, accurate,
and attractively presented as those publications and audiovisuals in the admissions
communication. From all accounts, random mailings, not well planned, are going
to our admitted students between April 1 and mid-August. I want this practice to
cease.” In the same office, Kevin Cox was named Assistant Vice President, and Cheryl
Walker was promoted to Associate Director of Media Relations. Robert Mills (’71)
was promoted to Associate Vice President for University Advancement, and Kriss
Dinkins (’85) was named Assistant Director of Development.
Lloyd Whitehead was named Director of Electronic Communication, respon-
sible for maintaining the institutional home page and subsidiary pages. Chi-Chi
Messick was appointed Director of Development at WFDD, while Paul Brown was
named Program Director. Brown had served as News Director since 1994, when he
launched the station’s regional news department.
Minta Aycock McNally (’74) was named Assistant Vice President to manage the
Office of Alumni Activities and Volunteer Programs. James R. Bullock (’85, MBA
’95), who was also named an Assistant Vice President, became Director of the Office
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