410 The History of Wake Forest
• the expansion of business degree specialties from the Calloway School: BS in
analytical finance, BS in business, BS in mathematical business, and a BS/MS
• the initiation of the Summer Management Program;
• the creation of new spaces, such as Shorty’s and Campus Grounds, where
students could hang out;
• a formal affiliation with and expansion of the facilities at Reynolda House;
• the successful conclusion of two major capital campaigns: Heritage and
Promise (over $172 million) and Honoring the Promise (over $600 million);
• excellent stewardship of the RJR Headquarters Building and Reynolda Vil-
• exploration of, initiation into, and innovation in what would become the
Wake Forest Research Park downtown and later Innovation Quarter.
Overall, the Hearn years witnessed a convergence of mostly uplifting and affirmative
people, policies, and events that brought the University forward in both expected
and surprising ways to the benefit of its constituents both on and off campus, as well
as the state, the region, the nation, and the world. There were some rough patches,
some personal and institutional setbacks and disappointments, but the trajectory was
upward. The institution did not lose its values, but embraced them even more firmly.
Congenial student-to-student and student-to-faculty interactions continued as a
hallmark and defining value. Friendliness, honor, responsibility, and purpose were
seen and felt throughout the institution, as they were in past decades. The University
lived up to its motto, Pro Humanitate.
President Hearn brought Wake Forest into national prominence