Harvey L. McAlister was known as "Pap Hayseed" during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). McAlister came from Lexington, Oregon (in Morrow County) to OAC in 1893. As a freshman, he played center on the first OAC football team. McAlister attended OAC from 1893 to 1897 and earned a BS in Agriculture. After service in the Spanish-American War, he returned to Lexington where he farmed until his retirement in 1947, when he moved to the Veterans Home in Napa, California. McAlister died in California in 1955.
Graduating in 1930 with a degree in Education, Carl Gilmore played fullback for the OSC football team that, in 1928, was the first western college team to play on the eastern seaboard. A member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Gilmore was active in a number of honorary societies and served on the Interfraternity Council. Gilmore went on to teach high school in Redding, California where he also coached the football team.
Mark Clyde Phillips, a lifelong resident of Corvallis, was born February 10, 1877. He entered Oregon Agricultural College in 1892 and studied mechanical engineering. He played on the 1894 and 1895 football teams. Phillips received a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering degree in 1896. The next year he was hired as an instructor of mechanical engineering at OAC, and taught until 1947. He also served as superintendent of the college heating plant from 1910-1947 and superintendent of the physical plant from 1937-1947. Phillips was a member of the Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He married Mary Alice Crawford in 1922; she died in 1961. Mark Clyde Phillips died in 1965.