374 The History of Wake Forest
the T.B. Rose Instructional Innovation Fellow-
ship, and Denise McManus (Business) received
the Faculty Scholarship Award.
In February, the Calloway School received
a $63,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Reli-
gious, Charitable, and Educational Fund to sup-
port the transition of many duties of the Forsyth
County Working Families Partnership to the For-
syth County United Way.
The North Carolina Bar Association awarded
the 2004 Law Student Pro Bono Award to the
School of Law’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Cen-
ter (DVAC). About one hundred students volun-
teered to work with local attorneys representing
domestic abuse victims or with Family Services to
assist victims and their families.
Faculty approved a new interdisciplinary film
studies minor; Romance Languages, Theatre, and Humanities were the participating
departments. They also voted to eliminate starting their regular business meetings
with a prayer.
A Theatre Department seminar co-taught by Cindy Gendrich and Leah Roy in
fall 2003 sent young student actors to perform short scenes in Sociology, Political
Science, History, and other courses. ClassAct allowed professors to use these live
performances to facilitate discussion and to engage their students, while the theatre
students honed their acting and directing skills.
The graduate counseling program, long a part of the Education Department,
became a separate department in 2003, with Associate Provost Sam Gladding (’67,
MAEd ’71) serving as Chair. The East Asian Languages and Literature program also
became a department, with David Phillips, Associate Professor of Japanese and for-
mer program coordinator, as Chair. A new Charlotte Saturday MBA program began
in January 2004.
Administration and Staff
The continuing tension in faculty and administrator relationships increased after the
April 2004 announcement that salaries and operating budget allocations to academic
departments were frozen for the 2004–2005 academic year.
Provost Gordon appointed Chemistry Professor Mark Welker to a new half-
time position as Associate Provost of Research. Timothy L. Auman, United Meth-
odist campus minister since 1998, was appointed University Chaplain in July 2003,
succeeding Ed Christman, who had retired after thirty-four years in that position.
Associate Dean and Professor Ajay Patel was named interim Dean of the Babcock
Graduate School of Management in August 2003 and then Dean in April 2004. He
replaced R. Charles Moyer, who resigned in July 2003.
Tom Phillips (’74, MA ’78) was named Director of Wake Forest Scholars, a
new position in which he assisted undergraduates in applying for postgraduate
Ajay Patel
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