Joe at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
William Amos Johnson Memorial Building where many classes were held. (The first medical education offered in North Carolina was held in this building.  The building also previously had an observatory on its roof.)
Campus view with vintage brick sidewalks which date from the days of Wake Forest College.
Johnson Dorm, where Joe stayed
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is located on the old Wake Forest College campus. Information about it is located at the bottom of this webpage.
Dr. Carlton taught the following courses at Southeastern:

M 231: The Ministry of Worship


M 101: Preparation of Sermons


M 214: Arts and Theological Communications


M 209: Post-Reformation Preaching


M 301: Preaching and Literature

You can hear some of the audio of his lectures on the next page of this website.

Mrs. Hughes, Joe, and Dr. John Carlton
Joe entering Chapel for Seminary Graduation:
Joe receiving diploma from Dr. Randall Lolley, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary:
Joe, second from left prepares to leave after graduation:
The Professor of Organ played for the Graduation Recessional, Widor's "Toccata".  Here Organist Jonathan Scott plays this at The Bridgewater Hall:
Joe with Glenn Davis and his wife Patti:
The Olin T. Binkley Chapel, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina

While at Seminary, Joe sang for two years with the Choir.  Each fall they presented a major recital; one of which was Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” an oratorio written in 1846, depicting the various events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Kings.


Here, First Plymouth Church of Lincoln, Nebraska, perform “Thanks be to God,” from that oratorio.

Information about the Wake Forest College campus, where Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr. attended, and later became Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary when the college moved to Winston-Salem, NC. Joe attended the seminary located in the same campus buildings.  Both he and his Dad attended the Wake Forest Baptist Church when they were students there.
(Thanks to the Wake Forest Museum and new Wake Forest University archives for some of this information.  I got many photos from his College yearbooks).

Wake Forest history dates back to 1834, when Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute was founded in Wake Forest, North Carolina. It was rechartered as Wake Forest College in 1838, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in North Carolina.

In 1946, the school accepted an invitation from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to move 100 miles west to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Construction began in 1952, and the new campus opened its doors in 1956. Winston-Salem is the home of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and much of Wake Forest’s main Reynolda Campus is comprised of land that was once the R.J. Reynolds estate, a gift from the late Charles and Mary Reynolds Babcock. The institution was designated Wake Forest University in 1967.

The Wake Forest School of Law was founded in 1894 in the town of Wake Forest and, since moving to the Reynolda Campus, has grown into one of the most competitive law schools in the United States. In 1902, the medical school began on the “old campus,” but moved to downtown Winston-Salem in 1941, several years before the College, law and business schools relocated. What began on the former campus in 1948 as the School of Business Administration for graduate studies is now the nationally prominent Wake Forest University School of Business, which offers both undergraduate and masters-level programs. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences was established on Reynolda Campus in 1961, and the School of Divinity began on the main campus in 1999.

Recognized as one of the preeminent medical schools in the country, the Wake Forest School of Medicine recently opened new classroom, lab and clinical facilities in downtown Winston-Salem. The Bowman Gray Medical Center for Education is housed in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a unique mixed-use urban campus comprised of repurposed tobacco manufacturing plants.

In 2017, soon after the new medical school facility opened, Wake Downtown was established in Innovation Quarter. The physical home of Wake Forest’s recently created undergraduate programs in engineering and biomedical sciences, Wake Downtown embodies Wake Forest’s commitment to infuse tradition with innovation. On the urban campus, engineering and biomedical sciences programs share space with interdisciplinary offerings in the arts and humanities, allowing students and faculty from various areas of study to collaborate in state-of-the-art facilities.

Dear Old Wake Forest

Learning isn’t the only thing Wake Foresters are passionate about. Demon Deacons wear the Old Gold and Black with pride. The smallest school in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Wake Forest has one of the conference’s largest trophy collections. Since joining the ACC as a charter member in 1953 (along with schools like Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State), the Demon Deacons have won 53 ACC championships and nine NCAA Division I team championships. Now that’s big.

History of Wake Forest College film

A short video about the history of Wake Forest, Town and College. Produced as an orientation film for the Wake Forest Historical Museum and featuring interviews with WFU Provost Emeritus Dr. Edwin G. Wilson, former NC Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr., Reverend Enoch Holloway of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, and others.

Lea Laboratory was one of the most modern academic science facilities in the South when it was completed in 1888. It held a lecture room, private laboratory, dispensing room, specimen room, three classroom labs, and had an observatory on the roof. This is the oldest original building still on campus. Now called Broyhill Hall, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

This insignia for Wake Forest College was still in the center main floor of the administration building when I attended:
One of the highlights of Dad's college days was playing baseball, which he had done while in high school.  He told me several times about the basketball games held in the campus Gore Gym and the coach, "Bones" McKinney, whom he said was more of a show on the sidelines than watching the players on the floor. Dad said he got so involved that he often took a towel and yanked it around his neck!!
"Bones" would get so carried away, that someone gave him a seatbelt to use...seen here buckling up:
Wake Forest Baptist Church: where Dad attended while at Wake Forest College, and where Joe attended while in the seminary there.  The small picture inset in left-top corner, is one Dad took of the church when he attended there.