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.
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.
This six-floor tower was the 15th OSU building constructed by the lift-slab method, in which all floors were completed at ground level and later raised into place. OSU officials appreciated the method's "flexibility for later changes". The building still includes 2 lift-slab floors on top for eventual expansion to 8 floors.
Photo shows Parker Stadium (under construction) in foreground; Gill Coliseum on the left; track and baseball fields and tennis courts in the upper left corner. This scan was taken from the photograph housed in the News and Communications Services Photograph Collection (P 057).
President Jensen and Dean Vera Brandon at left in photo. James H. Jensen served as President of Oregon State University from 1961-1969. Within these eight years, Jensen expanded OSU faculty and facilities significantly and founded the 25 Year Club, which recognized employees who have worked at OSU for 25 years.
Bobby Hill, president of the Black Student Union, and University President Robert MacVicar prepare to cut the ribbon, officially opening OSU's Black Cultural Center. Looking on is Betty Griffin, assistant professor of education and chairperson of the Black Cultural Advisory Board. Photo was in the Oregon Stater issue, June 1975, vol.9 no.4, p. 4.