Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 27 Winter 1992 Recent faculty deaths George F. Frick, H.F. Du Pont Associate Professor Emeritus of History, died May 28. A faculty member for 30 years, Dr. Frick was a specialist in American colonial history and culture, with a lifelong interest in the growth of American science and botanical history. He was coordinator of the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in the early 1970s, co-founder of the London Semester and faculty marshall at Commencement ceremonies from 1969 until his retirement. Erskine Wakefield Smith, who taught accounting at the University from 1948 to 1974, died July 22. An adviser to the Student Government Association, Prof. Smith assisted that group in the creation of the "Scrounge Lounge" in the basement of Memorial Hall in the 1950s. Henry A. Robertson Jr., assistant professor of English from 1967-1978, died Aug. 16. Dr. Robertson was the University's first English Ph.D. recipient. Founder and first director of the University's Writing Center, he served as lecturer in the center from 1978 until his retirement in 1981. David M. Nelson, an important figure in University athletics for 38 years, died Nov. 30. Mr. Nelson served as athletic director from 1951-1984, head football coach from 1951-1966, and dean of the College of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation from 1980 until his retirement in 1989. Known as "The Admiral," he generated the innovative Wing-T offense, still used in Delaware football game plans, and he helped develop the University's south campus sports complex and the women's intercollegiate athletic program.