April 11, 1968: Wake Forest inaugurates a new president, James Ralph Scales. Vice President Humbert H. Humphrey, who was the guest speaker at the Inauguration ceremony; former president Harold W. Tribble; Scales; and Provost Edwin G. Wilson.
Championship Monday: Billy Packer (‘62) remembers the controversy that followed Wake Forest’s 1961 NCAA appearance. No, that wasn’t the Final Four run — that was the following year when Packer and Len Chappell led the Deacons to the Final Four (before losing to Ohio State in the semifinals) — but Packer unknowingly found himself in the midst of a scandal that changed college basketball.
It’s that time of year again. Do you remember receiving your acceptance letter from Bill Starling (’57)? From 1958 until his death in 2001, Starling was responsible for putting together the freshman class each year. https://www.facebook.com/wakeforestmagazine
Flashback Friday, 1967: From the Howler: “Vietnam Build-up Influences ROTC Program.” Forty-seven years later, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives Office is hoping to preserve the war letters that those alumni who served in Vietnam and in more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan wrote back home. If you have letters to donate, please contact Tanya Zanish-Belcher, director of Special Collections & Archives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.