Chapter Eighteen: 2000–2001 319
Campus and Student Life
For the first time in school history, Wake Forest’s 1,035 freshmen climbed onto
twenty-six city buses during orientation to tour Winston-Salem on Saturday,
August  26. The  incoming freshmen visited downtown, Bethabara Park, the North
Carolina School of the Arts, and Old Salem. The last stop, at 6 p.m., was the Summer
on Trade Street celebration in the Arts District.
Three accounting students in the Calloway School of Business and Accoun-
tancy earned the highest scores in North Carolina on the May 2001 Certified Public
Accountant (CPA) exam. Wendel Kralovich, Kirk Sonnenfeld, and Brian Branson
were awarded medals for their performance. Since 1997, when the Calloway School
first offered a master’s degree in accountancy, students’ passage rate had ranked either
first or second in the nation. Despite this excellent performance record, on November
21, President Hearn wrote Jack Wilkerson that “contrary to the original idea that it
would be self-supporting,” the master’s of accounting program had become “a schol-
arship obligation.” In any case, a group of accounting and analytical finance students,
led by Professor Yvonne Hinson, turned the main downtown bus station into a tem-
porary income tax preparation office, offering four three-hour sessions from Febru-
ary 20 to March 3 to help people who could not afford assistance.
Over 120 students participated in a Thirty-Hour Famine sponsored by World
Wide on March 23. The event
was headed by junior Brian
Gross and raised funds to stop
child deaths due to starvation.
Thirty students participated
in Habitat for Humanity’s
shantytown project, spending
the night on the Mag Quad to
increase awareness of home-
lessness and to raise money for
the organization.
Wake Forest students
started D.E.S.K. (Discover-
ing Education through Stu-
dent Knowledge) in the spring,
painting desks and giving them
to at-risk Old Town Elementary
School students who needed a
place to study in their homes.
The Lilting Banshees’
spring semester show was Six
Degrees of Kevin Cox, featuring
funny sketches about media
relations specialist Cox and
other Wake Forest personali-
ties and events. After five years Lysistrata
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