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Kerry M. King (’85), formerly Director of University Rela-
tions Communications, became Associate Director in
January 2002, and Window on Wake Forest went online on
January 1, 2002.
John R. Woodard (’61) retired as head of the Univer-
sity archives and director of the library’s North Carolina
Baptist Historical Collection after thirty-six years. He was
an institution unto himself.
Jay Banks (’74, MBA ’76) was appointed the new sta-
tion manager of WFDD in September 2001, and six peo-
ple joined the staff: Evan Richey, operations coordinator;
Denise Franklin, senior news host and editor; Anna Cox,
membership coordinator; Shelia Thrower, underwriting
associate; Marian Wilson, musical host; and Marie Sher-
man, administrative assistant. Banks would later become the director of major giving
at the station.
Linda McKinnish Bridges (Religion) was named an Associate Dean of the Col-
lege. She also taught in the Divinity School during the 2001–2002 academic year.
John P. Anderson, Vice President for Finance and Administration, was elected to
the Board of Directors of MCNC, a nonprofit corporation known for maintaining
advanced equipment and expertise in emerging technologies.
QualChoice was no longer available as a health insurance vendor, and the Uni-
versity went back to Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
The University Police secured a $200,000 grant from the United States Justice
Department to establish the Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE)
in an effort to combat the problem of sexual assaults on campus. CARE had two
teams: 1) education and awareness; and 2) crisis response. Its office was located in the
University Police Communication Office.
In his inaugural term, Head Football Coach Jim Grobe led the team to six wins and
five losses overall and compiled a 3–5 record in the ACC, including wins over Vir-
ginia and North Carolina. Even though the team did not go to a bowl, senior Michael
Collins earned All-ACC first-team honors.
For the first time since 1996, Midnight Madness returned to Reynolds gym on
October 12–13, as the men’s basketball team held an intrasquad game before a stu-
dent audience. It was not the only time fans had something to cheer about, as the
team compiled a 21–13 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tour-
nament before losing to Oregon, 92–87. In other basketball news, President Hearn
wrote John Swofford, Commissioner of the ACC, to regulate “coach to referee” con-
duct in conference basketball games. He thought some coaches were manipulating
the referees through various tactics.
The field hockey team was ranked number one for three weeks during the 2001
season and advanced to the NCAA semi-finals. The baseball team was ranked as high
as third nationally during the spring season and finished with a 47–13–1 record before
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