Better known as Bozo the Clown, Vance DeBar (Pinto) Colvig (1892-1967) studied Art at Oregon Agricultural College until dropping out of school in 1913 to perform as a circus clown and on the vaudeville circuit.
Receiving a MS in Soil Science from OSU in 1980, Bill Rogers began to work for the OSU Extension Service as a County Agent in Lincoln County that same year. In addition to holding adjunct faculty status in three different departments (Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture, and Forest Sciences), Rogers also worked for the 4-H Program as an aspect of his position with the Extension Service. In 1994 Rogers was promoted to the rank of Professor. He retired in 2003.
Graduating with a master's degree in personnel guidance from Oregon State College in 1948, Leone Johnson served as Memorial Union Program Consultant from 1948 to 1964. She also worked as Executive Secretary for the campus YMCA-YWCA Roundtable from 1943 to 1948.
Roland Eugene Dimick was born in Hubbard, Oregon on July 5, 1899. He received a B.S. in 1926 and an M.S. in 1931 from Oregon State College. From 1929 to 1931 Dimick was a teaching fellow and assistant at the Agricultural Experiment Station, and served as Assistant Professor from 1931 to 1936. He helped establish the Department of Fish, Game, and Fur Animal Management and was appointed Professor and department head in 1936. He was department head until 1963 and became Professor Emeritus in 1966. Dimick received the OSU Distinguished Service Award in 1969. He was a member of the Sigma Xi, Kappa Delta Pi and Gamma Sigma Delta honorary societies. Dimick died in Corvallis on February 1, 1980.
Helen Margaret Gilkey was born on March 6, 1886, in Montesano, Washington. She moved with her family to Corvallis in 1903. She received her MA at Oregon Agricultural College in 1911 and her PhD at University of California at Berkeley in 1915. From 1915 until 1918, she worked as a scientific illustrator at Berkeley. Curator of the herbarium at OAC from 1918 until 1951, Gilkey was also a Professor of Botany. She had 44 publications to her credit, 10 on vascular plant taxonomy and 10 on Tuberales. Gilkey died in 1972.
Lilly Magnhild Elsa Nordgren, from Aberdeen, Washington, also attended Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in the early 1920s and earned a BS in commerce in 1924. She became an instructor in office training and secretarial science upon graduation and continued as an instructor until the mid-1930s. In 1929-1932, she took several graduate courses at OAC and completed an MA in education at Stanford University in 1931. Her thesis was An Experimental Comparison of Beginning Students Writing of Standard and Noiseless Typewriters. Nordgren married Floyed Marven Edwards in 1932.
Schubert earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Oregon State College in 1950 and 1956. He worked first as a Research Assistant and later as Assistant Chemist in the Agricultural Chemistry Department from 1951 until his resignation in 1963. Schubert left OSU to accept employment with the Public Health Service.