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of Major Gifts and Annual Support. In the Divin-
ity School, former Student Government President L.
Wade Stokes (’83) was appointed Director of Develop-
ment, and Scott Hudgins was hired as Director of Stu-
dent Recruitment. Joshua Else (’93) became Director
of the College Fund and annual support for the Reyn-
olda Campus. Bobby Finch (’93) was named Director
of Alumni and Development for the School of Law.
Lillian Shelton became Director of the Secrest Art-
ists Series. She had been coordinator of the series for
twelve years and was named Director after the retire-
ment of George Trautwein (Music). Willie Hughes,
who had taken care of former President James Ralph
Scales and Elizabeth Randel Scales until their respec-
tive deaths, retired from Facilities Management.
Like faculty, administrators were recognized
for their achievements. President Hearn wrote Dean Jim Thompson of the Medi-
cal School on December 12: “I am delighted to learn of our success in securing a
National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Given the level of the competi-
tion, and the limited number of awards, this is further evidence of the quality and
growing stature of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.” In a January 29
memo, Hearn informed the entire Wake Forest community that Richard Dean had
been permanently appointed Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Director
of Wake Forest University–Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC).
The Office of University Advancement won four awards in the 1997 District III
competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Wayne Thompson, a media relations officer in the news bureau, won Awards of
Excellence for feature writing and for the website for the Year of Religion in Ameri-
can Life, which he created with Samantha Hand, Art Director of the University Edi-
tor’s Office. Its newsletters also won Awards of Merit.
Buck Bayliff was elected President of the Association of College and University
Telecommications Administrations for 1997–1998. Connie Lawson, Director of Mail
Services, received the 1997 national Industry Excellence Award for Colleges and Uni-
versities from the U.S. Postal Service.
The most exciting news in athletics was that the baseball team won the ACC cham-
pionship and secured a bid to the NCAA Tournament, both for the first time in
twenty-one years.
The football team had its best record so far under Head Coach Jim Caldwell,
completing the season with five wins and six losses—a great improvement over the
previous year.
On January 5, President Hearn wrote John Swofford, Commissioner of the
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), about binge drinking. He asked that the ACC
“continue to support the alcohol initiatives of the ACC schools . . . to fight the battle
Richard Dean
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