George Grove (top photo at right) was a member of The Foresters singing group on campus and has performed with The Kingston Trio (bottom photo) for 38 years. Read his story here.
Flashback Friday: PRESIDENT’S DEATH STUNS CAMPUS read the banner headline in all capital letters in the Old Gold and Black on Mon., Nov. 25, three days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Students were “stunned and saddened” by the assassination, wrote reporters Albert R. Hunt and Lineta Craven. As news of the assassination spread on campus, students gathered to listen to radio reports coming in from Dallas; most 2 p.m. classes were cancelled. “This will probably be the most earth-shaking news of our time,” one student said. President Harold W. Tribble sent a telegram to Mrs. Kennedy expressing the College’s sympathy. Classes were cancelled on Monday afternoon so students could watch the President’s funeral service on the few televisions on campus.
President Harold W. Tribble’s greatest setback may have also been his finest hour. His proposal to allow non-Baptists and out-of-state members to serve on the Board of Trustees failed at the Baptist State Convention meeting on Nov. 13, 1963 (the proposal actually passed by more than 500 votes but fell 194 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed). But Tribble was hailed as a hero by students for fighting for Wake Forest’s independence. It would be another two decades before Wake Forest and the Baptist State Convention parted ways.
Associate Dean for Campus Life Mike Ford (’72) welcomes Project Pumpkin founder Libby Bell (‘93) back to campus for the 25th annual Halloween festival.
Strings alumnae gathered at a Homecoming brunch for sisterhood and making plans to help future Wake Forest women. Read the full story by Mary Dalton (‘83), who took the great photos on the Wake Forest Magazine Facebook page.
Alums from the 1965-66 Mile Relay Team recently returned to campus and set an age group record as they each ran a lap around the Kentner Stadium track in the “World’s Oldest Mile Relay.” They reunited with their coach, who fired the starting shot, and current student-athletes and coaches cheered them on. Pictured are (left to right): Allan Head, Julian Rainwater, Coach Bill Jordan, Lee Yancey and Rick Hartley.