Outstanding professors named by students (from left) W.H. Slabaugh, chemistry; H.D. Carlin, history; C.K.Smith, history; W.C. Foreman, English. Wendell Slabaugh was a Chemistry professor from 1953-1980. Slabaugh was known for his innovative teaching techniques, including audio-visual aids.
Ivan Pratt was a Marine Biologist for Oregon State College in the 1940's and 1950's. Pratt created a parasitology lab to help support and expand Marine Biology studies. Pratt discovered a new species of mite that attacked beachhoppers, a type of crustacean, along Oregon and Washington coasts.
Blue Key Honor Society initiation: left to right: Tom Niebergall, Jim Geston, Norb Wellman. Norbert Wellman graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree in physical education in 1954 and 1958. Wellman was the starting pitcher on the first Beaver baseball team to make it to the College World Series in 1952. Wellman was president of the OSU Foundation Board and participated in the fundraising committee for Goss Stadium. Wellman received the Lifetime Trustee Award in 2007 and is co-founder of Ferguson Wellman Capital Management.