Dean F. A. Gilfillan and electron microscope. Gilfillan was a professor of Chemistry (1927-1939) and Dean of Science (1939-1962). Dean Gilfillan also filled in as acting President of Oregon State College from 1941-1942.
Novelist Bernard Malamud was an English professor at Oregon State College from 1949 to 1961. During this time he wrote three novels: The Natural (1952), The Assistant (1957), and A New Life (1961) as well as a collection of short stories, called The Magic Barrel (1959) for which he received the National Book Award. He was presented OSU's Distinguished Service Award in 1969.
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.