568 The History of Wake Forest
William E. “Bill” Cage, Associate Professor of Economics from 1967 to 1978, died
on February 6. He was the founder and adviser to the chapter of Omicron Delta
Epsilon, the international economics honor society.
Lucile Hasselvander Aycock, Director of the Information Desk in Reynolda Hall from
1956 to 1971 and widow of A. Lewis Aycock, Professor of English, died June 15
at the age of ninety-four.
George Washington Paschal Jr. died at age eighty-six on February 15. Paschal was
a life Trustee and son of George W. Paschal, who was a Wake Forest professor
and author of the three-volume history of the College. Paschal Jr. established the
Paschal Collection of American History in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.
James Ralph Scales (President of Wake Forest University from 1967 to 1983) died
March 12 at the age of seventy-six. During the Scales era, Wake Forest increased
its enrollment, started the Babcock School of Management, built the Scales Fine
Arts Center, and inaugurated study-abroad programs at Casa Artom in Venice
and Worrell House in London. He was a recipient of the Medallion of Merit, the
University’s highest honor, in 1984.
W. Graham May, Professor of Mathematics at Wake Forest for thirty-five years,
died on March 1.
Christopher Giles, Associate Professor of Music, who taught piano at Wake Forest
from 1951 to 1988, died on December 23. Winston-Salem attorney Paul Sinal set
up a competition in the name of Giles and a fellow piano teacher, Lucille Harris,
in 1977.
Patricia Alwine, a secretary in the Department of Athletics since 1987, died of cancer
on October 24 at the age of thirty-six.
Martin Henry “Hank” Garrity III (’48) died on May 17. He was the Director of
Development and Alumni Affairs at Wake Forest from 1964 to 1969. During that
time he was also Editor of Wake Forest Magazine and headed the Capital Cam-
paign, which raised the funds for the construction of Groves Stadium.
Mark Reece (’49) died May 12 at the age of seventy-one. He joined the Wake Forest
staff in 1956, serving first as Associate Director of Alumni Affairs. In 1963 he was
named Dean of Men, and in 1984 he was promoted to Dean of Students after the
offices of the Dean of Men and Dean of Women were combined. He was instru-
mental in starting the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art, which
began in 1963, when Reece started taking students to New York to purchase new
works for the collection. This collection was later renamed in his honor. Reece
received the Medallion of Merit, the University’s highest honor, in 1996.
Horace Albert, “Bones” McKinney, Head Basketball Coach at Wake Forest from
1957 to 1965, died on May 16, at the age of seventy-eight. He joined Wake
Forest in 1952 while attending Southeastern Baptist Seminary. His eight-year
record as a basketball coach was 122–94. He won ACC conference championships
in 1961 and 1962 and took the 1962 team to the NCAA Final Four.
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