Barney Watson testing wine in a Food Science & Technology lab. Barney Watson was an instructor and Enology Extension Specialist for Oregon State University for 28 years. Watson taught winemaking courses and managed the campus winery.
During the Willamette Valley flood emergency of January 1943, KOAC stayed on the air broadcasting information and assisting in the evacuation of flood refugees. Burton Hutton (left) and Grant B. Feikert provided hourly readings of the rising river, allowing farmers to save irreplaceable machinery and valuable livestock.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1895, John C. Burtner graduated with a degree in horticulture from Oregon Agricultural College in 1923. He became a member of the OAC Industrial Journalism faculty a year later. He remained on staff until 1950 serving in various roles including as an instructor, as Director of the college News Bureau and as Extension Service Editor. Noted for his award-winning writing on agricultural topics, Burtner published a number of articles in national farm-oriented magazines such as the Countryman Gentleman. Burtner's photographic work for the college was also featured in Life and Look magazines. He died in 1951.
Sackett Hall, was built as a women's dormitory, was finished in 1948. It was dedicated to Beatrice Walton Sackett, a member of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education and alumni, in the spring of 1950.
Shepard Hall was constructed in 1908 and was funded entirely by students, alumni, faculty, and friends of Oregon Agricultural College. It was built by the Young Men's and Women's Christian Associations to provide facilities for student organizations. It was named for Clay Shepard, a 1904 OAC graduate, who first proposed such a building and raised most of the funds before he died in 1906. In 1940, the State Board of Higher Education purchased the building and renovated it for the Speech Department.
From left: Doug McGregor; Nat Giustina; William E. "Bud" Davis; Dean Pape, Ehrman Giustina; Bob Loomis and Don Wirth. More than 150 attended the dinner at the Eugene Country Club to honor Nat Giustina.
Mercedes Bates graduated in 1936 with a degree in Food and Nutrition. In 1967, Bates was appointed the Vice President of the General Mills Betty Crocker Division, becoming the first female corporate officer of General Mills. Bates created the Mercedes A. Bates Family Study Center in 1992, the first center to study entire lifespans of families. Bates has received the Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Alumni Award.
Pat Berry played from 1975-1978. Namealso spelled "Barry". On the last day of the 1975 conference season, Barry won both ends of a double header in relief against the U of O, which allowed the Beavers to tie for the conference championship. Photo was used in the June 1975 Oregon Stater, v.9 no.4, page 17.
Alberta Johnston was a faculty member for the Extension Service from 1963-1990. Starting as a Home Management Specialist in 1963, Johnston eventually became the Deputy Director of the Extension Service in 1987. Her focus was home economics.
OSU Library Director Rod Waldron is shown looking at books in the Oregon Resource Center for Cooperating Libraries at Adair Village. It housed 165,000 books and journals from a consortium of state, college and municipal libraries, including OSU's.
Steve and Patricia Gilley came to the Homecoming and '56 reunion along with Dr. Robert and Barbary Hayden Loomis. Photo was used in the December 1981 Oregon Stater, page 10. Robert "Bob" Loomis graduated with a general science degree in 1956 and served as the medical director for PacificSource Health Plans. Loomis was also president of the Oregon Medical Association. Loomis has been involved in the OSU Alumni Association Board, OSU Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Beaver Athletic Student Fund. Loomis received the Martin Chaves Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
Class of 1957 Pi Beta Phi's at reunion in motor home of Dr. Robert Loomis just prior to the homecoming game. Clarice Warren, Myrna Matson, Dorothy Bick, Barbara Loomis, Dr. Loomis, Pam Loomis, Claudia Garrett, and Barbie Sims. Photo was used in the Oregon Stater, vol. 11 no.7.