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International Studies. Sears returned
to full-time teaching, and Wood was
also given an academic appointment
in the Department of Political Sci-
ence. International studies was to
become one of Wake Forest’s high-
est priorities for the next decade.
Approximately 50 percent of stu-
dents studied abroad before gradu-
ating, and to ensure they received
adequate information on programs
other than those run by Wake Forest, they were required to attend an information
session and to make an advising appointment with a staff member in International
In University Advancement, Betsy J. Chapman (’92, MA ’94) was named Director
of Alumni Programs, and Lori Dishman (MA ’98) became Director of Gift Steward-
ship. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs changed its name to the Divi-
sion of Research Programs and Partnerships.
The Calloway School announced four new administrative positions. Helen Akinc
was promoted to Assistant Dean for Student Professional Affairs; J. Kline Harrison
was named Associate Dean for Curriculum and Administration; Betsy Hoppe was
named Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs; and Dale Martin was promoted
to Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Resources. Yvonne Stewart became
the Director of the Arthur Andersen Accounting Research and Information Center.
Human Resources, which had been managed by Lou Morrell, was transferred to
John Anderson. Ralph D. Pedersen was named its new director in mid-January 2000,
succeeding James (Jim) L. Ferrell, who retired January 7 after twenty-five years of
service. Pedersen had been Director of Human Resources at the University of Utah
since April 1996, and before that he had held a similar position for a decade at UNC-
Charlotte. He was a retired Army lieutenant colonel.
The University Editor’s Office received the Grand Gold Medal for Overall Pub-
lication Programs, the top award in the national Council for Advancement and Sup-
port of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence competition.
Richard Janeway (Medicine) received the Medallion of Merit, the University’s
highest award. David G. Brown published Always in Touch: A Practical Guide to Ubiq-
uitous Computing, which discussed the power of computers to connect, especially on
a college campus.
In an unrelated but fun event, Kevin Jasper, a programmer/analyst in the
Information Systems department, won the 2000 National Hollerin’ Contest held in
Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina.
Wake Forest beat Notre Dame for the NIT men’s basketball championship at Madi-
son Square Garden on March 30, and a celebration rally was held in Reynolds gym on
April 4. The team’s final record was 22–14.
Donald “Buz” Moser