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scholarships and fellowships. Previously, he was
Director of Merit-Based Scholarships, informing
the selection of Reynolds, Carswell, and Gordon
scholars.
Lynn Sutton, Associate Dean of the Library
System at Wayne State University, became Direc-
tor of Z. Smith Reynolds Library. She succeeded
Rhoda Channing, who died in 2003. Danny Kemp
was hired as Director of Software Solutions for the
University’s Information Systems Department.
Kenneth Overholt, Deputy Chief of Police, was
awarded the Law Enforcement Medal from the Sons
of the American Revolution.
Athletics
Virginia Tech, Boston College, and the University of Miami joined the Atlantic Coast
Conference on July 1, 2004, expanding the Conference’s membership to twelve. The
change signaled that the ACC was increasing its emphasis on football. Richard Car-
michael (’64, Mathematics) was appointed faculty athletics representative beginning
July 1, replacing Ed Wilson, who had served as President of the ACC during the
2002–2003 academic year.
The football team suffered its first losing season under Head Coach Jim Grobe
with five wins and seven losses. Nonetheless, three players were selected to the All-
ACC Team: Tyson Clabo, Eric King, and Ryan Plackemeier. These three first-team
selections were the most since 1992.
The men’s basketball team had another stellar year, including a 90–84 come-
from-behind victory over Duke in which Chris Paul scored 19 points in the final
twenty minutes. On March 18, all television monitors in Benson University Center
and in Pugh Auditorium were tuned to the Demon Deacons’ first NCAA Tourna-
ment game against Virginia Commonwealth University. A week later, on March 25,
fans gathered in the Magnolia Courtyard to watch the
team take on St. Joseph’s in the semi-final of the East
Regional. The Student Union sponsored the outdoors
big-screen display.
Josh Howard (’03) was selected by the Dallas
Mavericks in the first round of the National Basket-
ball Association draft in June. Calvin Pace (’03) was
a first-round pick in the National Football League
draft, and Kyle Sleeth (’03) was a first-round pick in
the Major League Baseball draft—a trifecta for Wake
Forest athletics.
All-American Jeremiah White was named ACC
Player of the Year, a first for Wake Forest men’s soc-
cer. He and teammates William Hesmer and Michael
Parkhurst were  also named first-team All-ACC.
Tom Phillips
Lynn Sutton
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