Thirty-First Commencement Class-- "First class of the century". Commencement was held at noon on June 20, 1900. From left to right: Front steps: Joseph Garrow, Herbert Junkin. First row: Eva Starr, Glenn Winslow, Garlin Hill, Scott Harris, Etta Smith, Dr. Burgess, Inez Fuller, Dilley, Dora Jackson, Hugh Penland, Elsie Reuter. Second row: Ed Aldrich, Teddy Palmer, Minnie Buxton, Fred Kruse, Arthur Frazier, Lillian Ranney, Lee Noel, Florence Maxfield, Fred Walters, Anna McBride, Albert Levens, Wilbur Carrow, John McBride. Back row: Harry Buxton, Joyce Hershner, Grant Elgin, Leita Ownsby, James McCaustland, Jake Saunders, Carle Abrams, Peck Bier, Jack Gallagher. Photo is property of J. H. Gallagher.
Knights Templar (Masonic order) - Bruce Commandery No. 17, Corvallis, 1916. Top Row (l to r): Raber, N. L.; Springer, Charles L.; Fulton, John; Wooster, L. F.; Strange, E. L.; Thatcher, B. J.; Allen, John F.; Savage, W. H.; Horner, J. B. Second Row (l to r): Yates, J. Fred; Harper, J. A.; Peavy, G. W.; Taylor, W. K.; Woodcock, M. S.; Gaskins, W. F.; Skelton, G. V.; Lowe, J. C.; Teeter, T. A. H.; Bell, J. R. N. Third Row (l to r): Hammel, J. C.; Horning, E. B.; Tillery, M.; Appelman, F. S.; Jensen, W. A.; Beaty, E. B.; Ressler, E. D.; Buxton, E.; Dobell, C. A.; Baker, C. L. Bottom Row (l to r): Woodcock, C. H.; Bauer, M. H.; McBurney, R. M.; Curtis, W. J.; Guthrie, H. M.; Ball, W. M.; McElheney, G.; Johnasen, C. V.; Mellon, Levi; Howard, C. E.
This photograph was taken by J. A. Wilson, Photographer of New Albany, Indiana. Bloss was principal of the Female High School in New Albany from 1870 until 1875. John McKnight Bloss was the third president of Oregon Agricultural College from 1892-1896. Bloss was also the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Mental and Moral Science. During his years of presidency, the school colors were changed from navy blue to orange and black and intercollegiate athletics were formed. Bloss was also the first president to encourage women to study agriculture. The first school annual, The Hayseed, was created.