Jim Dixon, an alum with the Class of 1926, wrestled and played football while a student at OAC. He later served as assistant football coach and head wrestling coach for his alma mater. Dixon Recreation Center is named in his honor.
August LeRoy Strand was appointed as the ninth president of Oregon State College in the fall of 1942 and led the college through both World War II as well as the post-war period of extensive growth in students and facilities that followed.
John B. Horner taught English and history at Oregon Agricultural College from 1891 until his death in 1933; founded the college museum; and wrote extensively on Oregon history and literature. He married Isabelle Skimpton on September 5, 1880.