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Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection, 2013-2017

By Finding aid prepared by Chris Petersen.

Collection Overview

Title: Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection, 2013-2017

ID: OH 026

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives Research Center

Extent: 1810.0 gigabytes. More info below.

Arrangement: Interviews are arranged chronologically by date of interview.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection documents the history, culture and ambition of Oregon State University through interviews with alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, current students and supporters. Most of the items held in the collection take the form of life history interviews, their sole common thread being a given interviewee's association, past or present, with Oregon State University. A total of 243 interviews were conducted for the project, summing to more than 350 hours of recording time. The contents of this collection are available online through a dedicated web portal.

Scope and Content Notes

The Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection is the product of an initiative sponsored by the OSU Office of the Provost, University Marketing and Relations, OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP), the OSU Foundation, the OSU Alumni Office, and The Oregon Stater alumni magazine. The project, which was conducted from 2013 to 2017, sought to document the history, impact and ambitions of the university through the recollections of various alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, current students, and supporters affiliated with OSU. The project was one of many to be sponsored in anticipation of the university's sesquicentennial celebration, held in 2017 and 2018.

The collection is entirely born digital. Most interviews were captured using both video and audio recorders, and the resulting raw .mts video files (almost always multiple files per interview) and .wav audio files constitute the vast majority of the material described in this finding aid. These raw files are stored on the OSULP preservation server, as are lower-resolution derivative .mpg files that represent the full length of each interview video. In addition, .mp3 copies of each interview file have been generated from the raw files and are stored on the Special Collections & Archives Research Center (SCARC) file server for local access. Online copies of each interview video are likewise available in two locations: as lightly described video files accessible through OSU's MediaSpace media distribution platform and as contextualized websites presented on a dedicated project portal at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/oh150/index.html.

Born digital materials gathered or created in preparation for each interview have been retained alongside their corresponding access .mp3 files on the SCARC file server. Paper permission forms signed by each interviewee have been scanned to .pdf and are also stored with a given interview's access files on the SCARC file server. The original paper forms have been retained and are held in the SCARC central files. The collection also includes 95 digital photographs of selected interviewees taken by Mike Dicianna in connection with several interviews that he led.

A total of 243 interviews were completed for the project, resulting in just over 350 hours of content. Project staff interviewed 111 Oregon State alumni representing every decade from the 1930s to the 2010s. Also included are 107 faculty members (both current and emeritus, and some of them also OSU alumni) from each of OSU's eleven colleges, as are faculty from the University Honors College, Graduate School, Linus Pauling Institute, University Motor Pool, University Libraries, and OSU Ecampus. Twenty OSU staff members were interviewed, and 10 sets of interviews were conducted with current OSU students, both undergraduates and graduates.

On the project web portal, 111 departments, academic majors, and thematic points of emphasis have been identified and tagged as subjects. Major topical strengths include athletics, entrepreneurship, Extension and Experiment Stations, environmental sustainability, international studies, journalism, military service, multiculturalism, oceanography, public service, and the advancement of women. Sessions devoted to the Hatfield Marine Science Center, OSU-Cascades, and Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Sun Grant at OSU are also included.

The vast majority of the interviews held in this collection were conducted by three people: SCARC faculty member Chris Petersen, SCARC graduate assistant Mike Dicianna, and contract oral historian Janice Dilg. The bulk of the collection's interviews were transcribed by two professional transcription services, and a smaller number of interviews were transcribed by SCARC staff and volunteers. All told, thirty-eight people contributed in some form to the creation, development and online representation of the project.

Biographical / Historical Notes

George Abed (b. 1938), a native of Jordan, attended Oregon State from 1958-1962, graduating with a bachelor's degree in General Social Science. Following graduate studies, Abed spent thirty years at the International Monetary Fund, concluding his tenure there as Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department. He has also served as Governor of the Palestine Monetary Authority and as Senior Counselor and Director for Africa and the Middle East at the Institute for International Finance.

Alan Acock (b. 1944) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Family Sciences who also chaired the HDFS department from its creation in 1990 until 2002. Acock's research has focused primarily on family dynamics and quantitative statistical analysis.

Kevin Ahern (b. 1954) is a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at OSU as well as the university's Director of Undergraduate Research. A prolific science writer, Ahern has published books of limericks as well Metabolic Melodies, a series of biochemistry-related lyrics written to popular song melodies.

Sami Al-AbdRabbuh (b. 1987) is a Ph.D. student in Industrial Automation who completed an OSU master's degree in Industrial Engineering in 2015. Born in Arizona and raised in Saudi Arabia, Al-AbdRabbuh is a founder and CEO of Crispy Science, which develops interactive STEM programs for youths.  He has also been active in civic affairs, including multiple positions within ASOSU and campaigning, as the Independent Party candidate, for the Oregon House in the 2016 election cycle.

Jo Alexander (b. 1944) served as Managing Editor of the OSU Press from 1984 until her retirement in 2013. Jeff Grass (b. 1948) preceded Alexander as Managing Editor from 1978-1984 before his promotion to the position of Director of the OSU Press, which he occupied from 1984 to his retirement in 2003.

Tom Allen (b. 1931) worked at OSU as a professor of Botany from 1962-1991, specializing in the study of plant viruses during that time. Allen is also an artist of local renown who co-founded the Oregon Watercolor Society and the Corvallis Arts Center, and managed the annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibit for many years.

Stacy Allison (b. 1958) attended OSU from 1976-1979, studying Home Economics. In 1979 she dropped out of college to pursue her love of mountain climbing and in 1988 she became the first American woman to successfully summit Mt. Everest.

Betty Lu Anderson (b. 1923) attended Oregon State College from 1941-1945. A Home Economics major, Anderson also served as editor of the Barometer at the conclusion of World War II.

Roy Arnold (b. 1946) earned a master's degree (1965) and a Ph.D. (1967) in Food Science from OSU. He is an emeritus Professor and Dean in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and also a former Provost and Executive Vice President of the university.

George Arscott (b. 1923), a 1949 OSC graduate in Poultry Husbandry, was a member of the Poultry Science faculty from 1953-1987, chairing the department for the final eighteen years of his career at OSU.

Tana Atchley (b. 1977), a Modoc, Paiute and Karuk member of the Klamath Tribes, is a 2005 graduate of the OSU master's degree program in College Student Services and Administration. Since 2013 she has worked as Tribal Workforce Development and Outreach Coordinator for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.

Ken Austin (b. 1931) graduated from Oregon State College in 1954 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. While an OSC undergraduate, Austin became the first Benny Beaver mascot, wearing a costume that he created himself to entertain fans at football and basketball games. Later in life, Austin and his wife Joan co-founded Austin Dental Equipment Company, which grew into a world leader in dental manufacturing. The Austins became generous philanthropists and have supported numerous projects at OSU including the renovation of Weatherford Hall, the founding of the Austin Family Business and Austin Entrepreneurship programs, and the construction of a new facility for the College of Business, Austin Hall.

Terry Baker (b. 1941) was a star athlete at Oregon State during his three years on the football team and four years playing basketball. The recipient of the 1962 Heisman Trophy for his exploits as the Beavers quarterback, Baker and his teammates also reached the Final Four of the 1963 NCAA basketball tournament. Following a short stint in professional football, Baker enjoyed a successful career as a lawyer.

Eric Ball (b. 1964) and his brother Jeff (b. 1965) are both graduates of OSU's program in Mechanical Engineering. With their father Harold and a fourth partner, the Balls have grown Sutherlin, Oregon-based Orenco Systems Industries into an industry leader in the design and manufacture of wastewater treatment products.

Katy Barber (b. 1969) graduated from OSU in 1992, earning a degree in American Studies. She has been a faculty member in History at Portland State University since 2001, and has written on Native American fishing rights, World War II conscientious objectors, and Oregon in the twentieth century, among other topics.

Range Bayer, Warren Hanson, John Markham and Anja Robinson are all past students at or employees of the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Bayer, a former HMSC graduate student in Zoology, worked in the center's library while a student and, several years later, returned to HMSC as a part-time custodian. Hanson, an OSU graduate student, also spent one year as a research assistant in Parasitology. Markham was a graduate student in Oceanography from 1965-1967 who studied at HMSC while the facility was being built. Robinson, an HMSC researcher and technician, worked to develop a hatchery program for oysters and clams.

Joe Beckman (b. 1953) is an OSU Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, the director of the OSU Environmental Health Science Center, and a faculty member in the Linus Pauling Institute. A leader in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, Beckman has been studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for more than two decades.

Mike Beilstein (b. 1951) was a member of OSU's first graduating class in Biochemistry & Biophysics, completing his B.S. degree in 1973. After a stint in the Peace Corps, Beilstein returned to OSU where he worked as a research assistant in Agricultural Chemistry and other departments for nearly thirty years. Beilstein is also a political activist who served on the Corvallis city council for a total of six terms.

David Bella (b. 1938) worked as a member of the OSU Civil Engineering faculty from 1967 to 1998. Active in the local environmental movement, Bella's research focused on computer modeling of aquatic ecosystems, systems theory and environmental crisis.

Julie Bentz (b. 1964) is a 1986 graduate of OSU, having received her bachelor's degree in Radiological Health. A United States Army Major General in the Oregon National Guard, Bentz has also served as Director, Strategic Capabilities Policy on President Obama's National Security Staff.

Yvenson Bernard (b. 1984), the son of Haitian immigrants, played tailback for the OSU football team from 2003-2007, finishing his career in second place on the OSU football career rushing list. In 2010 he spearheaded a major relief effort for victims of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January of that year. With his brother Giovanni, an NFL running back, Bernard continues to lead outreach efforts in Haiti.

Larry Bielenberg (b. 1955) was a four-time All American wrestler at Oregon State, who won the national championship in 1975 and went on to compete internationally. A member of the Pac-12 All Century Wrestling Team, Bilenberg graduated from OSU in 1977 with a degree in Physical Education.

Rolland (b. 1933) and Laverne Bilyeu (b. 1932) are both graduates of Oregon State College's class of 1955, Rolland studying Business Administration and Laverne majoring in Home Economics. The couple were married as undergraduate freshmen.

Harold Black (b. 1923) is an OSC alumnus, majoring in Farm Crops and graduating in 1947. A long-time 4-H Agent with the Clackamas County Extension Service, Black helped form the state 4-H Agent Association.  Merrily Enquist (b. 1935) is an OSC alumnus, graduating in 1959 with a degree in Business Education. After a period of time spent working as a community college instructor, Enquist enjoyed second careers as a family tree farmer and Master Woodland Manager with the Clackamas County Extension Service.

Gary Blanchard (b. 1939) is a 1962 graduate from the OSU Forestry program who has spent more than fifty years working for Starker Forests, Inc., primarily as the companies Chief Forester. Bond Starker (b. 1947) is a grandson of Starker Forests, Inc. founder T.J. Starker, an OSU Forestry graduate from the class of 1969 and, since 1981, the Chief Executive Officer of Starker Forests. His daughter, Anna May, graduated from the OSU College of Forestry in 2005 and now works in Shareholder Relations at Starker Forests, Inc.

Andy Blaustein (b. 1949) is a Distinguished Professor of Zoology who has been on faculty at OSU since 1978. His research has included important contributions to the scientific understanding of amphibian deformities and population decline.

John Bliss (b. 1951) is an administrator and faculty member in the College of Forestry who has conducted research on private forest policy and forest-based rural development, and led an integrated research, teaching, and outreach program focused on the social and policy dimensions of small scale forestry, particularly family and community forestry.

John Block (b. 1938) was a member of the OSU Pharmacy faculty for thirty-seven years, from 1966-2003. Block also served on the Oregon Board of Pharmacy for eight years, during which time he assisted with interpreting and implementing Oregon's assisted suicide law.

Jerimiah Bonifer (b. 1983), a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, grew up on the CTUIR reservation, just east of Pendleton, and is a fisheries technician for the tribal government's Department of Natural Resources. He completed his undergraduate degree in Fisheries and Wildlife through the Oregon State Extended Campus program in 2014.

Sue Borden (b. 1939) received a master's degree in Mathematics from OSU in 1962, and worked for several years as an instructor and a computer programmer for the Mathematics department and the College of Oceanography. In 1988 she co-founded Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE), an OSU program meant to foster college access and success for students of color in several of Oregon's rural school districts. Borden directed this program until her retirement from Oregon State in 1999.

Harrison Branch (b. 1947) is an internationally recognized photographer and an emeritus Professor of Art who worked at OSU for forty years, from 1972 to his retirement in 2012.

Tammy Bray (b. 1945), a native of China, is Executive Dean of OSU's Division of Health Sciences, Dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Professor of Nutrition and Biochemistry and Principal Investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute.

Geoffrey Brooks (1947-2016) was a 1973 alum of OSU's College of Education, majoring in Elementary Education. He spent forty years as a teacher and educator in the Portland Public School system and was a member of the OSU Board of Visitors.

Knute Buehler (b. 1964) attended OSU from 1982-1986, where he played on the baseball team and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Microbiology. Following his undergraduate studies, Buehler attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where he studied politics and economics. Buehler pursued medicine as a career and presently lives in Bend, Oregon. In 2014 he was elected to represent the Bend-area's District 54 in the Oregon House of Representatives.

Margaret Burnett (b. 1949) is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU who has conducted significant research on issues of human-computer interaction with particular focus paid to gender inclusivity in software design.

Karyle Butcher (b. 1942) served the OSU Libraries for twenty-nine years. From 1996-2010 she directed the OSU Libraries as Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian. From 2007-2010 she also led the OSU Press.

John Byrne (b. 1928) is an emeritus Professor and Dean in the OSU College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. A former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Byrne served as President of Oregon State University from 1984-1995.

Darry Callahan (b. 1942) received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from OSU in 1964 and spent the next forty years working for Chevron, Inc., a career that included a stint as President of Chevron Chemical Company. Callahan is also a former chair of the OSU Foundation and a member of the university's Board of Trustees.

Margaret Carter (b. 1935) moved from her native Louisiana to Oregon in 1967, where she was hired as a teaching assistant by the Portland public schools. She attended OSU from 1972-1973, earning a master's degree in education with a focus on counseling. In 1984 she successfully campaigned for office in the Oregon House of Representatives, and in the process became the first African American female elected to the state legislature.

Carl (b. 1961) and Kim Casale met as freshmen at Oregon State University and graduated in Agricultural and Resource Economics as members of the class of 1983. Married a year later, Carl went on to a twenty-six year career as a executive at Monsanto, while Kim worked in sales for Bristol-Meyers Squibb. In 2011, Carl was named President and Chief Executive of CHS, Inc., a Fortune 100 company and the largest member-owned agribusiness cooperative in the United States.

Pat Casey (b. 1957) has served as head baseball coach at OSU since 1994, during which time he has led the program to two national championships, four College World Series appearances, and four conference titles.  Kevin Gunderson and Chris Kunda were both members of the OSU baseball team that won the College World Series in 2006. Gunderson, a relief pitcher, completed his degree in Sociology after a five-year stint as a minor league player in the Atlanta Braves organization. Kunda, an infielder who played second base for the 2006 team, graduated with a degree in Communications and spent three years playing for minor league affiliates of the New York Yankees. Mike Parker (b. 1959) has been the radio "Voice of the Beavers" since 1999, during which time he has broadcast OSU football, men's basketball, and baseball games.

Susan Castillo (b. 1951) is an OSU alumnus, graduating in 1981 with a degree in Communications. An award-winning journalist, Castillo became an Oregon State Senator in 1997 and, from 2003-2012, served as Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Oregon Department of Education.

Emery Castle (b. 1923) is an emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics, who was on faculty at Oregon State from 1954-1976 and 1986-1993. During his career in Corvallis, Castle served as Dean of Faculty, Dean of the Graduate School and Chair of the University Graduate Faculty of Economics, in addition to six years as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics. He also spent ten years in the leadership of Resources for the Future, a Washington D.C.-based public policy institute.

Ralph Cheek (b. 1930) graduated from Oregon State College in 1952 with degrees in Business and Naval Science. From 1955-1986 he worked for Kaiser Aluminum Center in numerous capacities, working his way up to Vice President of Europe Operations. In retirement Cheek developed two successful recycling ventures including IMCO, the world's largest recycler of aluminum and zinc, which he headed until 1994.

Lynn Clendenin (b. 1953) graduated from OSU in 1990 with a degree in Theatre Arts. For many years a producer and executive producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting, Clendenin is presently Vice President of Programming for OPB and co-host of OPB television's Oregon Art Beat.

Ralph Coleman, Jr. (b. 1931) graduated from Oregon State College in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Coleman also played baseball at OSC for his father, Ralph Sr., an OAC alum who coached baseball at Oregon State for thirty-six seasons from the 1920s to 1966.

Ted Cox (b. 1947) completed his OSU master's degree in Education - with an emphasis on Physical Education - in 1976. A pioneering home brewer and the long-time owner of the Old World Deli in downtown Corvallis, Cox was also a women's volleyball coach at Oregon State and has written two books on the history of the Toledo/Siletz area of Oregon.

Roosevelt Credit (class of 1990) completed his undergraduate degree in Music Education at OSU before beginning a career in musical and stage performance. His credits include appearances on Broadway in Showboat and Porgy and Bess.

Brent Dalrymple (b. 1937) is a distinguished geologist and emeritus Dean of the OSU College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. In 2005 he received the National Medal of Science in recognition of work that he conducted that was crucial to the development of plate tectonics theory.

Tracy Daugherty (b. 1955) is a Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing Emeritus who helped to found the university's Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. A novelist, essayist and biographer, Daugherty is perhaps best known for having chronicled the lives of fellow writers Donald Barthelme and Joseph Heller.

Jodie Davaz (class of 2015) has spent three years as a student employee at KBVR-FM, including one year as station manager. Beginning in Fall 2014, she will lead the production of what was formerly known as the Beaver Yearbook, now Beaver's Digest.

Jim Denison (b. 1927), a World War II veteran, attended Oregon State College from 1946-1950, graduating with a degree in Forest Engineering. Over a career that spanned nearly fifty years, Denison held many positions in the forest industry, including timber cruising and property evaluation. From 1990-2010, he and his wife operated a forestry engineering firm called Coastal Land Management.

Thomas Dietterich (b. 1954) is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at OSU and a founder of the field of machine learning.

Dennis Dimick (b. 1951) is a 1973 OSU graduate, majoring in General Agriculture. A photojournalist and editor, Dimick has been on staff at National Geographic since 1980, specializing in environmental coverage since 1998. He is presently Executive Environment Editor as well as a Picture Editor for the magazine.

Natalie Dollar (b. 1963) has been a member of the OSU Speech Communications faculty since 1993 and began working at OSU-Cascades in 2002. Dollar's research interests have included work on homeless youth and the community surrounding The Grateful Dead music group. Since 2011, she has served as Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at the Cascades campus.

Jenna Dorn (b. 1950) graduated from OSU's Journalism program in 1973. She has enjoyed a long and decorated career in public service including stints as head of the Federal Transit Administration, Assistant Secretary of Labor, senior vice president of the American Red Cross and Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

James Douglass (b. 1936) was Assistant Professor of Music and Director of the OSU Bands from 1968-1999.

Michael Driscoll (b. 1942) is a 1970 OSU graduate, who earned a bachelor's degree in Education. Driscoll is also an Atomic Veteran having spent four years in the United States Navy, during which time he was exposed to two atmospheric nuclear tests: Operation Frigate Bird and Operation Swordfish.

Jeff Edgerton (b. 1962), a 1987 graduate in Microbiology, is a Master Brewer at the BridgePort Brewing Company, where he has worked since 1998.

Jim Edmunson (b. 1951) graduated from OSU in 1973 with a degree in Liberal Studies. During his time at OSU, Edmunson was heavily involved with the Daily Barometer, serving as its editor during his senior year. Following a stint in journalism, Edmunson later pursued a career in law and in politics, serving three terms in the Oregon state legislature and chairing the state's Democratic Party for eight years.

Don Essig (b. 1938) is a 1960 graduate of Oregon State College, majoring in Elementary Education. Since 1967 he has served as public address announcer at University of Oregon sporting events, primarily football and basketball.

Paul Farber (b. 1944) is a Distinguished Professor of History of Science Emeritus, and the former chair of the OSU History Department. A leading scholar of the history of biology, Farber was on faculty at OSU from 1970-2008.

Steve Fenk is a 1987 graduate of OSU. Since 1990 he has worked within the OSU Department of Sports Information and in 2006 was named Assistant Athletic Director for Communications.

Dorothy Fenner (b. 1917) graduated from Oregon State College in 1939 with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics Education. A code-breaker with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II, Dorothy maintained a long association with OSU, partly through her husband John, who served as Executive Secretary of the OSU Alumni Association and, later, President of the OSU Foundation.

Justin Fleming is an OSU alumnus who graduated in 2007 with a degree in Business and a minor in Environmental Economics. While an undergraduate, Fleming headed the campus Student Sustainability Initiative. He is presently the head of the University Motorpool, serving transportation needs at OSU and the University of Oregon.

Balz Frei (b. 1958), Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has served as Director of OSU's Linus Pauling Institute since 1997.

Aya Fujii (b. 1927) is a Japanese American citizen who was interred during World War II. Fujii graduated from Oregon State College as a member of the class of 1949, earning a degree in Home Economics.

John Gardner (b. 1939) is an OSU emeritus Professor of Physics. Gardner lost his sight in 1988, at which point he shifted his research focus from solid state physics to accessibility technologies for blind academics, particularly those in the sciences. In 1996 he founded ViewPlus Technologies to further the research and manufacture of products meant to assist those with limited or no vision.

Tim Hall (b. 1955) graduated from OSU in 1977 with a degree in Technical Journalism. During his time in Corvallis, Hall helped to establish the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. Following graduation, Hall built a career in public service, including a lengthy tenure at the Portland Water Bureau. Hall also serves on the OSU Board of Visitors.

Karim Hamdy (b. 1952) is an instructor teaching Arabic and French in OSU's Department of World Languages and Cultures. Hamdy studied both civil engineering and linguistics while an OSU doctoral candidate in the 1980s and 1990s. He is also the co-founder of an OSU study abroad program based in his native Tunisia.

Paula Hammond (b. 1956) is an OSU Civil Engineering graduate, having received her bachelor's degree in 1979. Her long career with the Washington State Department of Transportation culminated with her appointment as WSDOT Secretary in 2007. Hammond headed the department for six years, stepping down in 2013.

Ron Hathaway, Jean Pinniger, Rodney Todd, Linda Weider and Doug Whitsett are all residents of the Klamath Falls area who are closely tied to agriculture and Extension in the Klamath Basin. Hathaway (b. 1946) served as Extension agent at the Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center from 1972 to his retirement in 2007, and directed the center for two years as well. Pinniger (b. 1932) is the daughter of C. A. "Charlie" Henderson (1892-1969), a hugely influential Oregon State Extension agent who did much to diversify and modernize agricultural practices across southern Oregon. Todd (b. 1946) is a retired Klamath Extension agent who spent thirty-two years supporting the needs of the region's farmers and ranchers. Weider (b. 1944), an OSU Microbiology alum, is the daughter of Guy Reynolds (1920-1995), an Animal Health Specialist with the OSU Extension Service who worked statewide as a liaison between livestock owners, veterinarians and regulatory bodies. Whitsett (b. 1943), a retired veterinarian and former President of the Klamath Animal Clinic, has represented southern Oregon District 28 in the state Senate since first being elected in 2004.

Erin Haynes (class of 1972) attended OSU from 1968-1972, serving as class president his senior year. Employed by the OSU Registrar's Office and, later, the OSU Foundation, Haynes is a historian of and advisor to the campus chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, where he lived during his college career.

Charlotte Headrick (b. 1948), professor of Theatre Arts, has been a member of the OSU faculty since 1982. Headrick's research specialty is Irish women dramatists and she has directed the U.S. premieres of several Irish plays.

Joe Hendricks (b. 1943) is a gerontologist, emeritus Professor of Sociology and founding Dean of the University Honors College at OSU.

John Henley (b. 1951) is the son of Elizabeth Henley, a successful poet and a member of the Oregon State English faculty from 1959-1972. John Henley was a manager at Powell's Bookstore in Portland from 1977-1990 and played a key role in Powell's expansion from a business of six employees in the late 1970s to over two-hundred in the early 1990s.

Michael Henthorne (b. 1952) worked as an administrator at the OSU Memorial Union from 1987 to 2016, serving as its director beginning in 1994.

Jack Higginbotham (b. 1958) has been a professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at OSU since 1987, during which time he served as Senior Health Physicist and Senior Reactor Operator at the OSU Radiation Center. Since 2002 he has led the NASA Space Grant program at Oregon State.

Aki Hill (b. 1940), a native of Japan, led the OSU women's basketball program as its head coach from 1978-1995, during which time the Beavers participated in the NCAA tournament four times.

Darlene Hooley (b. 1939) received her B.S. in Education from Oregon State College in 1961. Active for several years in Oregon politics, Hooley was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1996, where she served until her retirement from public office in 2008.

Tom House, (b. 1925) a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, graduated from Oregon State College in 1949, serving as student body president his senior year.

Chet Houser (b. 1948) is an OSU alum, graduating in 1970 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. A member of ROTC during his college years, Houser built a career as a war planner for the United States Army, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after twenty years of service. In the years that followed, Houser worked for several units within Oregon's Department of Human Services.

Leon Hubbard (1917-2014), the son of two Oregon Agricultural College graduates, completed his Oregon State College bachelor's degree in 1941, majoring in Horticulture. Hubbard worked for the OSU Extension Service before devoting the bulk of his career to private agricultural concerns, in particular the Gresham Berry Growers.

Bob Jacobson (b. 1939) is a 1963 OSU graduate in Business Technology. A member of the Beaver basketball team during his undergraduate years, Jacobson later became the first full-time Marine Extension agent in OSU history, retiring in 1995. Bob's daughter Kaety Jacobson, a 2003 OSU graduate in Fisheries and Wildlife, now occupies her father's old position as Sea Grant Extension agent.

Andrea Jara, Chidi Okonkwo, Jenny Urbina, and Titus Yeang are all international students studying at Oregon State University. Jara, a native of Colombia, is a Ph.D. candidate in Fisheries and Wildlife. Okonkwo (class of 2015), a native of Nigeria, is a master's degree student in Public Health. Urbina, a native of Colombia, is a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Science. Yeang, an international student from Malaysia, is an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering.

Katharine Jefferts Schori (b. 1954), received a MS (1977) and Ph.D. (1983) in Oceanography from OSU. In 1994 she earned her Master of Divinity and began working in Corvallis' Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan. In 2006 she was elected as Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church of the United States, the first female to occupy this position.

Sisters Nan Jensen (b. 1935) and Ellen Johnson (b. 1932) are both Oregon State College General Science alums. Their father, Francois A. Gilfillan, spent thirty-five years in service to OSC as Dean of Science and, from 1941-1942, as Acting President.

Chris Johns (b. 1951) graduated from OSU in 1974 with a degree in Technical Journalism. A talented photographer, Johns was named National Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1979. He has been a member of the staff at National Geographic since 1985 and, in 2005, he became the ninth Editor-in-Chief in the magazine's history.

Becky Johnson (b. 1955) has been a faculty member in Forestry Economics and administrator at OSU and OSU-Cascades since 1984. Formerly OSU's Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Programs, Johnson has served as Vice President for the OSU-Cascades branch campus since 2008.

Ruth Jones and Rita Kilstrom, both graduates of the class of 1959, were each involved in the Theater Arts program at OSC. Kilstrom also grew up on the Oregon State campus; her father was D. Palmer Young, professor of theater craft in the Speech Department from 1927 through the early 1960s. Jones was born and raised in Corvallis as well, the daughter of a local retail lumberman.

Zhian Kamvar (b. 1985) is a Ph.D. student in Botany and Plant Pathology. He is also a co-host and co-founder of an award-winning radio talk show, "Inspiration Dissemination," that has aired on KBVR-FM since 2012.

Nancy Kerns (b. 1956), a 1978 OSU graduate in American Studies, has built a distinguished career as a lawyer, working for both Umatilla County and the city of Pendleton. Since 2011 she has served as Pendleton's City Attorney, the first woman to occupy this position.

Ann Kiessling (b. 1942) received her doctorate in Biochemistry/Biophysics from OSU in 1971. An accomplished scientist, Kiessling has emerged as a leading stem cell researcher and is the founder of the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation in Massachusetts.

Ilene Kleinsorge (b. 1949) has been a member of the OSU College of Business faculty since 1987 and served as the college's Dean from 2003 to her retirement in 2015.

Kelvin Koong (b. 1943) was an administrator in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences from 1987-2012. From 1999-2001 he served as Interim Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and in that time was successful in transitioning the school from a two-year to a four-year program.

Paul Kopperman (b. 1945) has taught in OSU's History Department since 1978, focusing primarily on British history. He has also chaired the university's Holocaust Memorial Program Committee since 1994.

Milo Koretsky (b. 1962), a professor of Chemical Engineering, has been a member of the OSU faculty since 1992. An award-winning teacher and pioneering researcher in engineering education, Koretsky has served as an internship advisor for the university's Multiple Engineering Co-Op Program (MECOP) for more than two decades.

Denise Lach (b. 1955) has been on faculty at Oregon State in 1996, during which time she has been a director of the OSU Center for the Analysis of Environmental Change, a co-director of the Center for Water and Environmental Sustainability, and a member of the Sociology department. Since 2010 she has served as Director of the School of Public Policy within OSU's College of Liberal Arts.

Andy Landforce (b. 1917) is a 1942 OSC graduate, majoring in Agriculture. A member of the 1942 Rose Bowl team, Landforce enjoyed a long career at OSU as a County Extension Agent and later as a Wildlife Management Specialist.

Mary (Ayotte) Law (b. 1959) and Joy (Selig) Petersen (b. 1968) are two legends of OSU gymnastics. Law won the NCAA individual title in the floor exercise in 1982 while Petersen claimed national titles in both the balance beam (1989, 1990) and the floor exercise (1990).

Brent Lawrence (b. 1958) graduated from OSU in 1980 with a degree in Business Administration. During his senior year at Oregon State, Lawrence served as the Memorial Union's first Minority Affairs chairperson. He later pursued a career in project management and corporate consulting, and spent seven years living and working in New Zealand.

Phyllis Lee (b. 1936), who earned an OSU doctorate in Education in 1983, served as the first director of the university's Office of Multicultural Affairs, which she led from its creation in 1991 to her retirement in 2003.

Jon Lewis (b. 1955) is a Distinguished Professor of Film Studies who has been a member of the OSU English faculty since 1983 and has written on a broad array of topics including the work of director Francis Ford Coppola and content regulation within the film industry.

Walter Loveland (b. 1939) has been a faculty member in Chemistry and Radiation Science at OSU since 1968. Acclaimed for his work in the field of superheavy ions, Loveland worked closely with Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg, with whom Loveland published two books on nuclear chemistry.

Jane Lubchenco (b. 1947) is Distinguished Professor of Zoology at OSU. From 2009-2013 she served as Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.

Bill Lunch (b. 1949) is an OSU Emeritus Professor of Political Science and a well-known media personality who has commentated on regional and national politics for Oregon Public Broadcasting since 1988.

Bob Lundeen (1921-2016) received his OSC degree in Chemical Engineering in 1942. Lundeen devoted more than three decades to Dow Chemical, eventually rising to the position of Chairman of the Board prior to his retirement in 1986.

Sandy Macnab (b. 1953) is a 1975 OSU graduate in General Agriculture who also earned an OSU master's degree in Education in 1983, and who has worked as an OSU Extension Agent in his native Sherman County, and also in neighboring Wasco County, since 1979. Billie Stevens (b. 1951) is a retired OSU Extension Agent who led 4-H and family development programs in Crook County from 1976-1985, and in Hood River County from 1985 to her retirement in 2009.

Bob Malouf (b. 1946) earned master's and Ph.D. degrees from OSU in Fisheries and later served as director of Oregon Sea Grant from 1991 to his retirement in 2007.

Melinda Manore (b. 1951) is a professor of Nutrition and Exercise Science at OSU who has published widely on physical activity, nutrient metabolism, and obesity. Manore also received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from OSU in 1984.

Alyssa Martin (class of 2015) is an undergraduate in Civil Engineering and a member of the OSU women's basketball team. Over the course of her four-year career as a Beaver basketball player, Martin scored 985 points.

Bruce Mate (b. 1946) is director and endowed chair of the Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. First hired at OSU in 1973, Mate pioneered the use of radio tagging and satellite tracking to study the migration and behavior of large whale species.

LaMont Matthews (b. 1934) graduated from Oregon State College in 1956 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering before spending more than four decades working for the CH2M Hill engineering firm in Corvallis. For ten years Matthews served as the company's Chief Mechanical Engineer and he spent another fourteen years as Vice President for Industrial Energy Systems.

Mike McCallister (class of 1965) received a degree in geology from OSU prior to a long career as an oceanographer for the United States Navy as well as private alternative energy concerns. He is among the fourth of a five generation Oregon State family.

June McCallister (1919-2016), a Corvallis native, graduated from Oregon State College class of 1940 with a degree in secretarial science. Third in a five generation Oregon State family, McCallister's great uncle was William Asa Finley, the first President of Oregon Agricultural College.

Brenda McComb, born William McComb in 1952, built a distinguished career in forestry and wildlife management that included two stints on faculty in the OSU College of Forestry. Since 2011 she has served as Dean of the OSU Graduate School and as an instructor in the OSU Queer Studies program. McComb is also a member of the OSU Board of Trustees.

Mina McDaniel (b. 1944) received both bachelor's (1967) and master's (1968) degrees from OSU in Food Science and Technology. A member of the university's Food Science and Technology faculty from 1983 to 2008, McDaniel headed the OSU Sensory Science Laboratory and conducted sensory evaluation research on beer, wine and various foods.

Duane McDougall (b. 1952) graduated from OSU in 1974 with a degree in Business Administration. From 1998-2002, McDougall was President and CEO of Willamette Industries, an international forest products company. McDougall has also served as Chairman of the Board of Boise Cascade and spent many years on the Board of Trustees of the OSU Foundation.

Jessina McGregor (b. 1978) completed an honors double degree in Microbiology and International Studies in 2001. Five years later, she joined the OSU faculty in the College of Pharmacy, conducting epidemiological research on antibiotic resistance and patient care out of the college's campus in Portland.

Starr McMullen (b. 1951) is a professor emeritus of Economics who was an active member of the faculty from 1980 to her retirement in 2014. An expert on transportation economics, McMullen is also an accomplished fiddler who has won numerous fiddle competitions on the national, regional and state levels.

Charlie Miller (b. 1940) was a member of the OSU Oceanography faculty from 1970 to his retirement in 2003. A specialist in marine zooplankton, Miller's research has focused especially on copepods in Oregon, Alaska and Maine.

Frank Moore (b. 1945) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Zoology who worked at OSU from 1975 to his retirement in 2007. Focusing on hormones and reproductive systems in amphibians, Moore made a major discovery in 1981 with his discovery of vasotocin, a hormone that plays a major role in multiple components of animal behavior.

Sylvia Moore (b. 1942) spent thirty-two years on staff at OSU. During that time, she served as one of the university's first Directors of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics and played a crucial role in Oregon State's implementation of Title IX. Moore is also a past coach of the OSU women's basketball and gymnastics teams. She finished her OSU career as Director of Conferences and Special Events.

Mike Newton (b. 1932) earned three Forestry degrees from Oregon State and was a faculty member in the College of Forestry from 1958 to 2000. Specializing in competition and weed control on the forest floor, Newton conducted extensive research on the health effects of various herbicides, including Agent Orange.

Keith Nishida (class of 2014) was a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant in the OSU School of Design and Human Environment. In 2012 he founded DAMchic, an online fashion and lifestyle magazine produced by OSU students.

Janet Nishihara (b. 1956) has earned both bachelor's (English Education, 1978) and master's (College Student Services Administration, 1983) degrees from OSU, and has worked for the university in multiple capacities. Involved with numerous initiatives to advance diversity at OSU, Nishihara been associated with the university's Educational Opportunities Program since 1984 and has served as its director since 2009.

David Noakes (b. 1947) is a Professor of Fisheries & Wildlife who has served as Director and Senior Scientist at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center since its creation in 2005. An expert on fish behavior, Noakes spent thirty years researching various fish species as a faculty member at the University of Guelph.

Mary Jo Nye (b. 1944) is an accomplished historian of science who, with her husband Robert, served as OSU's first Horning Professor of the Humanities. Nye was a member of the Oregon State faculty from 1994-2008. In 2006 she was awarded the Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society, the most prestigious honor granted by the organization.

Gloria O'Brien (b. 1960) has worked as a Biological Sciences Technician for the OSU Department of Greenhouse Operations since 2008, specializing in integrated pest management during that time. O'Brien has also been actively involved the OSU local chapter of the Service Employees International Union, serving as a steward and as president of the local from 2010-2014.

Carlton Olson (class of 1973) and Alice Rader (class of 1967) were participants in the "Books for Birmingham" Drive of 1964. The effort, which was led by OSU student volunteers, resulted in some 14,000 books being donated to Miles College, a historically black institution in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bob Olson (b. 1940) is an emeritus professor of Parasitology who began working at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in 1968. Specializing in parasites and diseases of fishes and invertebrates, Olson also served as HMSC's educational coordinator for nearly three decades.

Michael Oriard (b. 1948) is a former professional football player and a cultural historian of football. A Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture, Oriard was a member of the OSU English faculty from 1976-2014 and also Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts for the final ten years of his career.

José-Antonio Orosco (b. 1971) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at OSU and Director of the university's Peace Studies Program. Orosco is also faculty advisor to OSU's Centro Cultural César Chávez and to the university's chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA).

Bud Ossey (b. 1919), the son of an Oregon Agricultural College alum, graduated from Oregon State College in 1943 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Ossey is a charter member and past president of the Beaver Club and has worked closely with the Beaver Athletic Student Fund. Enshrined in the OSU Engineering Hall of Fame in 2006, Ossey spent more than three decades working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Pacific Division and the Bonneville Power Administration.

Doug Oxsen (b. 1952) was a student athlete at Oregon State, playing on the basketball team and graduating in 1975 with a degree in Business. In 2002, after twenty-five years spent working in sales and marketing for the BikeE Corporation and Universal Gym Equipment, Oxsen returned to OSU as Director of Development in Athletics.

Al Parr (b. 1942) earned dual bachelor's degrees in physics and mathematics from OSU in 1964. Parr enjoyed a long career as a physicist, specializing in optical technologies, for the National Bureau of Standards and Technology. He is also a book collector of consequence and, in 2012, donated the Albert and Ruth Parr Rare Book Collection to the OSU Libraries.

Erwin Pearson (b. 1932) graduated from Oregon State College in 1954 with a degree in Animal Husbandry. After completing his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and spending nearly twenty years in private veterinary practice, Pearson joined the staff of the new veterinary college at his alma mater, working as a faculty member with a particular focus on the teaching hospital up to and following his retirement in 1999.

Don Pettit (b. 1955) is a 1978 graduate of OSU, receiving his degree in chemical engineering. Pettit has made a career with NASA as an astronaut and is a veteran of two long-duration stays on the International Space Station, among other achievements.

George Poinar (b. 1936) is the founder of the discipline of paleoentomology. An entomologist and international expert on nematode parasites, Poinar's studies of insect and plant fossils trapped in ancient amber served as inspiration for Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park and paved the way for similar investigations now conducted around the world. Since 1995, Poinar has served as courtesy faculty in the OSU Department of Zoology.

Clara Pratt (b. 1948) directed the Gerontology program at OSU from 1974-1993 and was also the university's last Dean of Home Economics. In 2000 Pratt helped to oversee the merger of OSU's College of Home Economics with the College of Health and Human Performance, and from 2000-2002 she served as Co-Dean of the newly created College of Health and Human Performance. Pratt retired from OSU in 2005, but has continued to teach courses in Human Development and Family Sciences at the OSU-Cascades branch campus.

Ed Ray (b. 1944) has served as OSU's President since 2003. Prior to coming to Oregon State, Ray spent thirty-three years as a member of the Economics faculty and as an upper administrator at Ohio State University.

Pat Reser (b. 1938) attended Oregon State College for two years, completing her degree in Elementary Education in 1960. A teacher for twenty years and the mother of five children, Pat also assisted her husband, Al Reser, in growing their company, Reser's Fine Foods, from a family business into an international enterprise with annual sales over $700 million. A co-chair of the Campaign for OSU fundraising initiative, Pat Reser is also the first chair of the OSU Board of Trustees.

Beth Rietveld (b. 1953) worked at OSU in numerous capacities from 1977-2011. From 1992 until her retirement, Rietveld served as Director of the OSU Women's Center.

Les Risser (b. 1949), a Miami University graduate and former English teacher, was first lady of Oregon State University from 1996-2002. She is married to Paul Risser, former President of OSU and Chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.

Paul Risser (1939-2014) was an internationally renowned biologist who served as President of OSU from 1996-2002. Following his time in Corvallis, Risser went on to lead the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education as Chancellor from 2003-2006.

Bill Robbins (b. 1935) is an OSU Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus who has written extensively on the history of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest with a particular focus on the economic and environmental histories of the region.

David Robinson (b. 1947) is a professor of English at OSU and an expert on American Transcendentalist writers. A former chair of the American Studies program, Robinson has served as director of the Center for the Humanities at Oregon State since 2001.

Hossein Rojhantalab (b. 1944), a native of Iran, earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from OSU in 1976. Following the completion of his doctoral studies, Rojhantalab returned to Iran to work as an academic. As turmoil mounted in his home country, Rojhantalab came back to Oregon in 1985 and ultimately enjoyed a successful career as an engineer at Intel.

Larry Roper (b. 1953) served as OSU's Vice Provost for Student Affairs from 1995-2014. During this time he was also on the faculty of the OSU Ethnic Studies department, and continues to serve the university in this capacity.

Jim Rudd (b. 1948) was a member of the OSU Athletic Department from 1974-1982, working as Director of Sales, Promotion and Development. In 1983 Rudd joined the Portland-based investment firm Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, becoming Principal of the company in the 1990s. During his years in Portland, Rudd has maintained close ties to the OSU Foundation, serving multiple terms on its Board of Trustees and its Governing Board. Rudd likewise served as a co-chair of the Campaign for OSU fundraising initiative.

Darlene Russ-Eft (b. 1947) has been a faculty member in the OSU College of Education since leaving private sector work in 2001. The author of several books on evaluation capacity, Russ-Eft is the chair of the Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership discipline within the College of Education, and is also a faculty member in the Community College Leadership doctoral program.

Patti Sakurai (b. 1966) has been a professor in OSU's Ethnic Studies department since its creation in 1996.

Taylor Sarman (class of 2016), an undergraduate in Political Science, was the president of the Associated Students of Oregon State University for the 2014-2015 academic year, and also spent two years as a student representative on the OSU Board of Trustees.

Henry Sayre (b. 1951) is an OSU Distinguished Professor of Art History and a member of the faculty at OSU-Cascades. His highly successful textbook, A World of Art (1994) was repurposed as a ten-part television series produced by PBS in 1997.

Jane Schaeffer, Jim Schaeffer, Harley Smith and Dave Socolofsky are all graduates of the Oregon State College class of 1959. Smith, Socolofsky and Saling were very active in student government, having run for various offices together on the "Shamrock Platform."

Bob Schoning (b. 1923) enjoyed a long career in fisheries science, spending twenty-four years with the Oregon Fish Commission, including eleven years as its Director. Schoning dedicated another seven years to leading the National Marine Fisheries Service before concluding his career as a Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU.

John Selker (b. 1960) is an OSU Distinguished Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering whose research has specialized in water resources engineering with a particular focus on developing low-cost technical solutions to agricultural and environmental challenges in the developing world.

Lew Semprini (b. 1952) is a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering. Over the course of a career that has been based at OSU since 1993, Semprini has primarily focused on developing approaches to in situ bioremediation of contaminated groundwaters.

Jon Shepard (b. 1941) is a 1963 OSU graduate, majoring in Entomology. Shepard worked for many years as a biodiversity consultant and entomologist - specializing in butterflies - teaching and researching at multiple schools in British Columbia.

Gilbert Shibley (b. 1938) was an agent with the Columbia County Extension Service from 1976 to 1990, during which time he led Forestry Extension programs as well as the 4-H Youth Development Program in Multnomah and Columbia counties.

Larry Sidor (b. 1950) graduated from OSU in 1972 with a degree in Food Science. In the years that followed, he established himself as a leading Northwest brewmaster, working at Olympia Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery before founding the Crux Fermentation Project in 2012.

Dick Smiley (b. 1943), an OSU professor of Plant Pathology, has worked at the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center since 1985. Smiley was Branch Station Director from his arrival to 2000, and also founded the station's plant pathology program.

Loretta Smith, an OSU graduate in Communications (class of 1987), is a member of the Board of Commissioners for Multnomah County, representing North and Northeast Portland's District 2.

Clemens Starck (b. 1937) is an acclaimed poet whose first book, Journeyman's Wages, received both the Oregon Book Award and the Stafford Memorial Poetry Award in 1996. At various points a construction worker, merchant seaman, Wall Street reporter, and door-to-door salesman, Starck worked as a carpenter for OSU's Facilities Services department from 1986 to his retirement in 2005.

Kevin Stoller (b. 1976) double-majored as an OSU undergraduate, receiving his bachelor's degree in History and Mathematics in 1999. Stoller also earned a master's degree at OSU in the History of Science, completed in 2001. A member of the first student cohort of the University Honors College at Oregon State, Stoller is now Director of External Relations and Operations for the UHC.

Patrick Stone (b. 1947) graduated from OSU in 1974 with a degree in History. An accomplished and influential executive in the real estate industry, Stone is currently the President and CEO of Willston Financial Group. Stone also served as a co-chair of the Campaign for OSU fundraising initiative.

Fred Stormshak (b. 1936) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Animal Sciences who was a member of the Oregon State faculty from 1968 to his retirement in 2001. An authority on the mechanics of reproduction in sheep and cows, Stormshak has also helped to lead research on hormonal causes of same-sex attraction in rams.

Dale Story (b. 1942) was an elite distance runner who, in 1961, won the national championship in cross country while an OSU undergraduate. Graduating with degrees in Wildlife Management and Education, Story taught and coached track at Wallowa High School for thirty years.

Warner Strausbaugh (class of 2014) is an undergraduate in political science and a four-year employee of the OSU Daily Barometer. He served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper for the 2013-14 academic year.

Steve Strauss (b. 1955) is a Distinguished Professor of Forest Biotechnology who has conducted extensive research on tree genomics and biosafety, using genetically modified poplars as his primary species of study.

Bernadine Strik (b. 1962) has been a professor of Horticulture at OSU since 1987. Strik is the Berry Crops Research Leader at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center and has conducted research on the physiology and production of blueberries, hardy kiwifruit, various caneberries and numerous minor berry crops.

Mas Subramanian (b. 1953) is an OSU professor of Chemistry, having arrived at Oregon State after a twenty-two year career at DuPont. A solid-state chemist who has conducted widely cited research on pyrochlores, Subramanian discovered, in 2009, a new form of blue pigment possessing highly advantageous environmental properties.

Bill Sundermeier (class of 1985) is an OSU graduate in Computer Science. The founder of Quality Check Software, Ltd., he also worked for FLIR in various capacities from 1994-2014.

John Talbott (b. 1955) is Director of the Sun Grant Western Regional Center at OSU and Assistant Director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.

Robert Tanguay (b. 1966) is an OSU Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology who has been a member of the OSU faculty since 2003. Tanguay's research focuses primarily on the use of zebrafish as an experimental model for use in investigations on the impact of, and biological response to, various toxins.

Lisa Templeton (b. 1967) is Executive Director of OSU Extended Campus and has been instrumental to the development of the university's online education programs, as administered by OSU Ecampus.

Maret Traber (b. 1950), Director of the Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress Core at the Linus Pauling Institute, has been affiliated with OSU since 1998. She is among the world's leading experts on vitamin E.

Cliff Trow (b. 1929) is an OSU Emeritus Professor of History, having been a member of the faculty from 1968-1997. Trow also served as a legislator in the Oregon Senate from 1975-2002.

Jo Anne Trow (b. 1931) worked as Assistant Dean of Women, Associate Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs at OSU during a career that spanned the years 1965-1995.

Paul Turner (b. 1961), a former OSU undergraduate in English, is the founder, owner and operator of the Darkside Cinema, located in downtown Corvallis, Oregon.

Paul Valenti (1920-2014) played basketball as an OSC undergraduate from 1938-1942 and later coached basketball, baseball and tennis at his alma mater. From 1970 to his retirement in 1982, Valenti served as Assistant Director of Athletics.

Jack Van Loan (b. 1931), a 1954 OSC graduate in Business Administration/Technology, spent thirty-four years in the United States Air Force. Forced to eject from his aircraft while flying over North Vietnam in 1967, Van Loan spent 2,116 days as a prisoner of war before finally being released in March 1973. Van Loan retired from the Air Force in November 1984 with the rank of Colonel.

Tony Van Vliet (b. 1930), a 1952 OSC graduate, taught in the Forestry Department from 1955-1990. Van Vliet also served for over twenty years in Oregon's House of Representatives while continuing to be active in local civic affairs.

Nicthé Verdugo (class of 2015) is an undergraduate majoring in Ethnic Studies and minoring in Women's Studies. Over the course of her OSU career, Verdugo has been heavily involved with a number of student groups, most prominently the OSU chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). Verdugo also spent a year as Program and Outreach Coordinator for the OSU Women's Center, and a second year as the center's Student Leadership Liaison.

Marianne Vydra (b. 1963) has served as Senior Women's Administrator in the OSU Athletic Department since 1998.

Dick Waring (b. 1935) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Forest Science who was a member of the faculty in the College of Forestry from 1963 to his retirement in 2001. His research has included extensive use of airborne environmental analysis and the creation of models to predict the ecological impact of climate change.

Warren Washington (b. 1936) earned a bachelor's degree in Physics (1958) and a master's degree in Meteorology (1960) from Oregon State College. On staff at the National Center for Atmospheric Research since 1963, Washington is recognized as a world authority on the atmospheric sciences and climate change. In 2010 he received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama.

Ed Waymire (b. 1949) is a Professor of Mathematics who has worked at OSU since 1981. A respected scholar in the field of probability theory, Waymire has conducted extensive research on the mathematics of rain.

Janet Webster (b. 1953) was head of the Guin Library at Hatfield Marine Science Center from 1989-2014. During her career she also served as Head Librarian for all of OSU's branch libraries as well as Interim Director of HMSC.

Dick Weinman (b. 1933) is an emeritus professor of Speech Communications who worked at OSU from 1967-1998. Weinman helped to found KBVR-TV and also hosted Oregon Public Broadcasting's Morning Edition radio program for twenty-two years.

Jim Welty (b. 1933) is an OSC alumnus from the class of 1954 as well as a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering. The chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1970-1985, Welty's primary research focus was thermal fluids.

Roger Werth (b. 1957), a 1980 OSU graduate, has worked as a photojournalist for the Longview (Washington) Daily News for over thirty years. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for his iconic photographs of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

Tony Wilcox (b. 1951) was a member of the Exercise and Sports Science faculty at OSU from 1987 to his retirement in 2015. Wilcox also spent thirteen years as a member of the OSU Faculty Senate, serving as its President in 1997.

Bryan Wolfe (b. 1944), a fifth generation farmer and rancher, graduated from OSU in 1966 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Wolfe is the owner of the Wolfe Feedlot and the W. Bryan Wolfe Ranch, located near Hermiston, Oregon.

Dawn Wright (b. 1961) was an active member of the OSU Geoscience faculty from 1995-2011. Now the Chief Scientist at Esri, Wright is a major figure in the application of Geographic Information Systems technology to the study of the ocean floor.

Ron Wrolstad (b. 1939) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Technology who worked as an active member of the faculty from 1965 to his retirement in 2004. Wrolstad is also an alumnus of Oregon State College, graduating with a Food Technology degree in 1960. His research has included extensive work on fruit juice quality and testing for juice adulteration.

Russ Yamada (b. 1946) is the son of Nisei parents who met while one was interned during World War II. Yamada graduated from OSU in 1968 with a degree in General Science, and went on to become a dentist based in Corvallis and specializing in endontics.

Mary Yates (b. 1946), graduated from OSU in 1968. After ten years as a teacher, Yates entered the U.S. foreign service, ultimately rising the position of Ambassador to Burundi and, later, Ghana. Her career also included stints as White House Security Council Senior Director for African Affairs and Charge d'Affairs to Sudan.

Tom Yates (b. 1927) was a computer programmer at OSU in the Statistical Computing Laboratory and, later, with the Information Services department. Yates arrived at OSU in 1962 and served as director of Information Services from 1976 to his retirement in 1985.

Harry Yeh (b. 1950), is an OSU Professor of Civil Engineering and an international expert on tsunamis. He has conducted field surveys of numerous areas afflicted by tsunamis, including areas in Japan devastated by the Tohoku tsunami in 2011.

Russ Youmans (b. 1936), OSU Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics, is a former Director of the Western Rural Development Center. Funded by the US Department of Agriculture, the WRDC worked to link land grant universities with local policymakers in addressing issues of rural development.



Author: Chris Petersen

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 243 sets of video and audio files; 95 photographs born digital

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Physical Access Note: All interviews described in this collection are available online. Born digital .mpg or .mp3 files created in the building of this collection are also available on site.

Acquisition Note: All interviews were conducted by Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History project staff, sometimes in concert with other colleagues as indicated.

Related Materials:

All interview contents described in this collection are available online through a dedicated web portal.

Many other SCARC oral history collections place a heavy emphasis on the history of OSU. The largest of these collections are: History of Oregon State University Oral Histories and Sound Recordings (OH 003); Voices of Oregon State University Oral History Collection (OH 009); Horner Museum Oral History Collection (OH 010); and the Oregon State University Extension Service Faculty and Staff Oral History Collection (OH 014).

Preferred Citation: Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection (OH 026), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Oregon State University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Bahde, Anne
Dicianna, Michael A.
Dilg, Janice (Janice Lynn)
Edmunson-Morton, Tiah K.
Flocker, Kalia A.
Garcia, Greg
McCreary, Karl R.
Petersen, Chris (Christoffer)
Sandgathe, Trevor A.
Somnitz, Geoffrey M.

People, Places, and Topics

Abed, George T.
Acock, Alan C., 1944-
Agricultural experiment stations--Oregon.
Agricultural extension work--Oregon.
Ahern, Kevin G.
Al-Abdrabbuh, Sami A.
Alexander, Jo
Allen, Thomas Cort, 1931-
Allison, Stacy
Anderson, Betty Luella
Arnold, Roy Gary
Arscott, G. H. (George Henry), 1923-
Atchley, Tana L.
Austin, Ken, 1931-
Ayotte-Law, Mary
Baker, Terry, 1941-
Ball, Eric S.
Ball, Jeffrey L.
Barber, Katrine
Bayer, Range D., 1947-
Beckman, Joseph Stephen, 1953-
Beilstein, Michael A.
Bella, David A.
Bentz, Julie L., 1954-
Bernard, Yvenson J.
Bielenberg, Larry A.
Bilyeu, Dorothy L.
Bilyeu, Rolland R.
Black, Harold M.
Blanchard, Gary W.
Blaustein, Andrew R.
Bliss, John Caswell
Block, John H.
Bonifer, Jerimiah W.
Borden, Susan J.
Branch, Harrison, 1947-
Bray, Tammy M.
Brooks, Geoffrey N.
Buehler, Knute C.
Burnett, Margaret, 1949-
Butcher, Karyle S.
Byrne, John Vincent, 1928-
Callahan, Darald W.
Carter, Margaret L.
Casale, Carl M.
Casale, Kim
Casey, Pat
Castillo, Susan
Castle, Emery N.
Cheek, Ralph L.
Clendenin, Lynne L.
Coleman, Ralph O., Jr., 1931-
College administrators--Oregon--Corvallis.
College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
College presidents--Oregon--Corvallis.
Cox, Ted W., 1947-
Credit, Roosevelt
Dalrymple, G. Brent
Daugherty, Tracy
Davaz, Joanne E.
Denison, James M.
Dietterich, Thomas Glen
Dimick, Dennis R.
Dollar, Natalie J.
Dorn, Jennifer Lynn, 1950-
Douglass, James
Driscoll, Michael L. P.
Edgerton, Jeffery A.
Edmunson, James L.
Enquist, Merrily A.
Entrepreneurship.
Essig, Don
Farber, Paul Lawrence, 1944-
Fenk, Steven R.
Fenner, Dorothy Harstad
Fleming, Justin D.
Frei, Balz
Fujii, Aya
Gardner, John A.
Grass, Jeffrey
Gunderson, Kevin C.
Hall, Timothy L.
Hamdy, Karim
Hammond, Paula J.
Hanson, Alfred Warren.
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Hathaway, Ronald L.
Haynes, Erin J.
Headrick, Charlotte
Hendricks, Jon, 1943-
Henley, John, 1951-
Henthorne, Charles Michael
Higginbotham, Jack F.
Hildenbrand, Kaety
Hill, Hatsue Akimoto
History of Science
Hooley, Darlene K.
Hops and Brewing
House, Thomas B.
Houser, Chester W.
Hubbard, Leon V.
International baccalaureate--Oregon--Corvallis.
Jacobson, Robert W. (Robert Warren)
Jara Baquero, Andrea C.
Jefferts Schori, Katharine
Jensen, Nansie.
Johns, Chris
Johnson, Ellen
Johnson, Rebecca L., 1955-
Jones, Ruth A.
Journalism--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Kamvar, Zhian N.
Kerns, Nancy E.
Kiessling, Ann A.
Kilstrom, Rita J.
Kleinsorge, Ilene K.
Koong, Ling-Jung (Kelvin)
Kopperman, Paul E.
Koretsky, Milo D.
Kunda, Christopher M.
Lach, Denise H.
Landforce, Andrew S.
Lawrence, Brent C.
Lee, Phyllis S.
Lewis, Jon, 1955-
Local History
Loveland, Walter D.
Lubchenco, Jane
Lunch, William M.
Lundeen, Robert W.
Macnab, Alexander W.
Malouf, Robert E.
Manore, Melinda, 1951-
Markham, John C.
Martin, Alyssa B.
Mate, Bruce R.
Matthews, S. LaMont
May, Anna M.
McCallister, Anita J.
McCallister, Michael A.
McComb, Brenda C.
Mcdaniel, Mina R.
McDougall, Duane C.
McGregor, Jessina C.
McMullen, B. Starr, 1951-
Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Miller, Charles B., 1940-
Minority college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Moore, Frank L.
Moore, Sylvia Lee, 1942-
Multiculturalism--Oregon.
Natural Resources
Newton, Michael, 1932-
Nishida, Keith H.
Nishihara, Janet Seiko
Noakes, David L. G.
Nye, Mary Jo
O'Brien, Gloria A.
Oceanography--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.
Okonkwo, Chidi E.
Olson, Carlton
Olson, Robert E. (Robert Eldon), 1940-
Oregon--Politics and government.
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Oregon State College--Faculty.
Oregon State College--History.
Oregon State University
Oregon State University--Alumni and alumnae.
Oregon State University--Faculty.
Oregon State University--Students.
Oregon State University-Cascades.
Oregon State University. Athletic Department
Oriard, Michael, 1948-
Orosco, José-Antonio, 1971-
Osipovich, Bernard A.
Oxsen, Douglas R.
Parker, Mike
Parr, Albert C.
Pearson, Erwin G.
Petersen, Joy E.
Pettit, Donald
Pinniger, Jean F.
Poinar, George O.
Pratt, Clara C.
Rader, Alice
Ray, Edward J. (Edward John), 1944-
Reser, Patricia V.
Rietveld, Elizabeth A.
Risser, Leslie M.
Risser, Paul G.
Robbins, William G., 1935-
Robinson, Anja M.
Robinson, David, 1947-
Rojhantalab, Hossein M.
Roper, Larry D.
Rudd, James H.
Russ-Eft, Darlene F.
Sakurai, Patricia Ann
Sarman, Taylor D.
Sayre, Henry M., 1948-
Schaeffer, James
Schaeffer, Jane
Schoning, Robert W.
Selker, John S.
Semprini, Lewis
Shepard, Jon, 1941-
Shibley, Gilbert A.
Sidor, Larry L.
Smiley, Richard W.
Smith, Harley J.
Smith, Loretta
Socolofsky, Jean.
Socolofsky, Walter D.
Starck, Clemens, 1937-
Starker, B. Bond
Stevens, Billie K.
Stoller, Kevin R.
Stone, Patrick F.
Story, Dale Franklin, 1942-
Strausbaugh, Warner Q.
Strauss, Steven H., 1955-
Strik, Bernadine C. (Bernadine Cornelia), 1962-
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
Students--Political activity--Oregon--Corvallis.
Subramanian, Munirpallam A.
Sundermeier, William A.
Sustainability.
Talbott, John R.
Tanguay, Robert L.
Templeton, Lisa L.
Todd, Rodney M.
Traber, Maret G.
Trow, Clifford Wayne, 1929-
Trow, Jo Anne J.
Turner, Paul W.
Universities and colleges--Oregon--Oregon State University.
University History
Urbina Gonzalez, Jenny C.
Valenti, Paul Bartholomew
Van Loan, Jack L.
Van Vliet, Antone C.
Verdugo, Nicthe
Vydra, Marianne J.
Waring, Richard H.
Washington, Warren M.
Waymire, Edward C.
Webster, Janet G.
Weider, Linda L.
Weinman, Richard J.
Welty, James R.
Werth, Roger A.
Whitsett, Doug K.
Wilcox, Anthony Robert, 1951-
Wolfe, W. Bryan
Women--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Wright, Dawn J., 1961-
Wrolstad, Ronald E., 1939-
Yamada, Russell S.
Yates, Mary
Yates, Thomas L.
Yeang, Kong Zheng
Yeh, Harry Hsiu-jen

Forms of Material

Born digital.
Digital photographs.
Oral histories (literary works)


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Interviews, 2013

The digital folders described in each series of this collection will typically contain research materials, photographs, a .mp3 derivative of a given interview, and a .pdf scan of an interviewee's signed paper permissions form. Transcribed and contextualized versions of specific interviews are available through a dedicated project portal as noted below.

Highlights of Series 1 include multi-part interviews with Oregon State alumni Andy Landforce and Bob Lundeen, a session with National Medal of Science recipient Brent Dalrymple, and interviews with retired OSU faculty members Cliff and Jo Anne Trow, both prominent members of the Corvallis community.

Extent: 21 interviews

Digital Folder 1: Landforce, Andy, May 22, 2013
Landforce discusses his upbringing and his undergraduate days at Oregon State College. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Growing Up, the OSC Years, Pearl Harbor and the 1942 Rose Bowl."
Extent: 1:19:06

Digital Folder 2: Landforce, Andy, May 22, 2013
Landforce recalls meeting his future wife, Evelyn, and recounts his early years as a family man in Joseph, Oregon and Corvallis. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Meeting Evelyn and Starting a Family."
Extent: 0:40:15

Digital Folder 3: Bentz, Julie, June 14, 2013
Bentz describes her youth in Oregon and her experience at Oregon State University, including the impact of her training in ROTC and her studies in radiological health. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Growing up in Oregon and attending OSU."
Extent: 0:42:06

Digital Folder 4: Landforce, Andy, June 28, 2013
Landforce focuses on his military service as an ROTC student at OSC and as a commanding officer leading an all African-American unit during World War II. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Military Training and the Racial Divide During World War II."
Extent: 0:47:30

Digital Folder 5: Landforce, Andy, June 28, 2013
Landforce provides further details on his experience during World War II, including his participation in the Battle of the Bulge, his company's movement into the Pacific theatre and his return to civilian life. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The End of the War and Returning Stateside."
Extent: 0:41:56

Digital Folder 6: Lundeen, Bob, July 9, 2013
Lundeen discusses his early life, his parents' backgrounds and his military experience during World War II. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Early Years and Military Service."
Extent: 1:28:07

Digital Folder 7: Lundeen, Bob, July 9, 2013
Lundeen focuses primarily on his undergraduate experience at Oregon State College but also discusses his early employment at the Westport Lumber Company and his initial hire at Dow Chemical. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of Oregon State College."
Extent: 1:11:00

Digital Folder 8: Lundeen, Bob, August 13, 2013
The bulk of this interview is devoted to Lundeen's memories of his days at Dow Chemical, including the development of his business principles, important colleagues, and duties while stationed in the U.S. and East Asia. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Moving Up the Ranks at Dow Chemical."
Extent: 1:24:09

Digital Folder 9: Lundeen, Bob, August 13, 2013
Lundeen concludes the Dow years in this interview and reflects on other topics including his association with Tektronix and his philanthropic efforts at OSU and on Orcas Island, Washington. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The End of the Dow Years and 'Flunking Retirement.'"
Extent: 0:52:15

Digital Folder 10: Dalrymple, G. Brent, August 28, 2013
Dalrymple recounts the major themes of his life history including his professional work as a geologist and his association with OSU as Dean of the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. Dalrymple also recounts his memories of receiving the National Medal of Science in 2005. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Distinguished Career in Geology."
Extent: 1:49:44

Digital Folder 11: Arnold, Roy, September 6, 2013
Arnold discusses his life and career including his youth, education and working years in Nebraska as well as his graduate studies and further association with OSU as a professor and administrator. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Adam LaMascus. Transcribed video available online: "Serving Academia in Nebraska and Oregon."
Extent: 1:16:07

Digital Folder 12: Landforce, Andy, September 13, 2013
Landforce focuses on his OSU career in this interview, including his time as a county extension agent, his involvement in the statewide 4-H program and his authorship of a pamphlet titled "Boning out your deer." Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Working for OSU Extension."
Extent: 1:24:21

Digital Folder 13: Dorn, Jenna, September 17, 2013
Dorn reflects upon her upbringing in Oregon and her undergraduate days as a journalism student at OSU before detailing her lengthy and varied career as a public servant in Washington, D.C. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "From Corvallis to D.C.: A Proud Career in Public Service."
Extent: 1:49:43

Digital Folder 14: Driscoll, Michael, October 9, 2013
Driscoll relays the details of his upbringing in Oregon and his time as an undergraduate in education at OSU. The bulk of his interview is devoted to Driscoll's experience as an Atomic Veteran, having been exposed to two atmospheric nuclear tests during his four years in the Navy. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Linda Richards. Transcribed video available online: "Atomic Veteran and OSU Grad."
Extent: 2:11:43

Digital Folder 15: Jensen, Nan and Ellen Johnson, November 1, 2013
Sisters and Corvallis natives, Jensen and Johnson reflect upon their long associations with the region and the university, with special emphasis placed on memories of their father, Francois A. Gilfillan, former Dean of Science and Acting President. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Anne Bahde and Trevor Sandgathe. Transcribed video available online: "Remembering 'Doc': Francois A. Gilfillan through the Eyes of His Daughters."
Extent: 2:23:08

Digital Folder 16: Van Vliet, Tony, November 14, 2013
Van Vliet expounds upon some of the major themes of his life, including his time as an Oregon State student and faculty member in Forestry, and his many years of public service both locally and in the Oregon House of Representatives. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Forester and Public Servant."
Extent: 1:50:50

Digital Folder 17: Hammond, Paula, December 4, 2013
Hammond recounts her upbringing in southern Oregon and her time as one of a very few female engineering undergraduates at OSU during the 1970s. She then discusses her thirty-year career with the Washington Department of Transportation, including her six years heading the agency. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Trailblazing Woman in Engineering."
Extent: 1:37:12

Digital Folder 18: Douglass, James, December 5, 2013
Douglass shares details of his youth in the Midwest, his experiences in the Navy band and his three decades as Director of the OSU Bands. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Bob Schapper, Chris Petersen and Steve Matthes. Transcribed video available online: "Three Decades Leading OSU Bands."
Extent: 1:46:02

Digital Folder 19: Trow, Jo Anne, December 13, 2013
Jo Anne Trow discusses her life and achievements with special emphasis upon her thirty-year association with OSU as Assistant Dean of Women, Associate Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Pioneer for Women at OSU."
Extent: 1:40:22

Digital Folder 20: Trow, Cliff, December 13, 2013
Cliff Trow recounts his time on the OSU History faculty as well as his twenty-eight years of service representing the Corvallis area in the Oregon Senate. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Supporting Education as a Historian and Public Servant."
Extent: 1:24:15

Digital Folder 21: Hubbard, Leon, December 18, 2013
Hubbard reflects upon his parents, both OAC graduates, as well as his own time at OSC studying horticulture. He also shares his memories of a long career in agriculture. Interview conducted in Keizer, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Life in Oregon Agriculture."
Extent: 1:55:47

Series 2: Interviews, 2014

The digital folders described in each series of this collection will typically contain research materials, photographs, a .mp3 derivative of a given interview, and a .pdf scan of an interviewee's signed paper permissions form. Transcribed and contextualized versions of specific interviews are available through a dedicated project portal as noted below.

Highlights of series 2 include multi-part interviews with two OSU Presidents Emeritus, John Byrne and Paul Risser; one interview with OSU alum and Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker; three interviews conducted in Bend, Oregon and focusing on OSU-Cascades; three interviews conducted in Pendleton, Oregon and focusing on perspectives in northeast Oregon; three interviews with Emery Castle, OSU Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics; three interviews with prominent OSU alumni living in Washington, D.C.; and one interview with Katharine Jefferts-Schori, who was then the head of the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church of the United States.

Extent: 89 interviews

Digital Folder 22: Story, Dale, January 9, 2014
Story recounts his experience as an elite runner, including his winning the NCAA cross country national title while an OSU undergraduate in 1961. He also discusses his love of the wilderness and the life choices that this passion led him to pursue. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Running Barefoot and Inspired by Bolero: Oregon State's First National Champion."
Extent: 1:55:13

Digital Folder 23: Frei, Balz, January 10, 2014
Frei charts his upbringing in Switzerland and his career in academia, including his experiences as director of OSU's Linus Pauling Institute, beginning in 1997. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Leading the Linus Pauling Institute."
Extent: 1:53:35

Digital Folder 24: Byrne, John, January 23, 2014
Byrne discusses his youth growing up on Long Island, New York as well as his college years at Hamilton College, Columbia University and the University of Southern California. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Early Years: From Long Island to Los Angeles."
Extent: 1:57:29

Digital Folder 25: Byrne, John, January 24, 2014
Byrne recounts his first professional work at Humble Oil and Refining Co., his departure for an academic position at OSU and the subsequent development of the university's Oceanography Department. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Building Oceanography at Oregon State and Moving Up the Ranks."
Extent: 1:57:30

Digital Folder 26: Byrne, John, January 28, 2014
Byrne reflects upon his tenure as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and his early years as President of Oregon State University. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Directing NOAA and Returning to OSU as President."
Extent: 1:54:02

Digital Folder 27: Hooley, Darlene, February 3, 2014
Hooley discusses her memories of life as an undergraduate at Oregon State College as well as her political career in Oregon and Washington, D.C. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From the Playgrounds of Oregon to the War Zones of Iraq: A Life in Public Service."
Extent: 1:37:48

Digital Folder 28: Byrne, John, February 4, 2014
Byrne continues with his recollections of life as President of OSU and shares details of his activities in retirement. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Leading OSU During Difficult Times."
Extent: 1:54:58

Digital Folder 29: "Class of 1959", February 14, 2014
In a group interview, the participants recount their time on campus in the late 1950s and, in particular, their involvement in student government. Interview with Jim and Jane Schaeffer, Harley Smith, and Dave and Jean Socolofsky conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Vote Shamrock."
Extent: 1:14:18

Digital Folder 30: Brooks, Geoffrey, February 18, 2014
Brooks reflects upon his time in Corvallis as an undergraduate in the early 1970s, his evolution as a student activist, the circumstances faced by students of color and the impact that OSU made on his life as an educator. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Black Student Activism at Oregon State in the 1970s."
Extent: 1:12:46

Digital Folder 31: Valenti, Paul, February 24, 2014
Valenti discusses his years as an OSC undergraduate and, later, as OSU basketball, tennis and baseball coach. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Dominic Cusimano. Transcribed video available online: "Looking Back with Coach Valenti."
Extent: 0:48:58

Digital Folder 32: Olson, Carlton and Alice Rader, March 20, 2014
Olson and Rader recount their participation in the "Books for Birmingham" drive of 1964 as well as other experiences as OSU undergraduates and student activists in the 1960s and 1970s. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains three portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Miles of Books for Miles!"
Extent: 0:56:50

Digital Folder 33: Fenner, Dorothy, March 22, 2014
Fenner discusses her undergraduate experience at Oregon State College, her work as a code-breaker with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II, and her long association with OSU including her husband John's involvement with the OSU Alumni Association and the OSU Foundation. Interview conducted in Saratoga, California by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Home Economist and World War II Code-Breaker."
Extent: 1:32:07

Digital Folder 34: Risser, Paul, March 24, 2014
Paul Risser shares his recollections of his time as President of Oregon State University (1996-2002). Topics discussed include his decision to pursue the presidency at OSU; initial impressions of OSU; early points of emphasis and important colleagues; the relationship between OSU and the city of Corvallis; budgets and funding; athletics; diversity; renovating Weatherford Hall; and the creation of the Austin Family Business Program. Interview conducted in Norman, Oklahoma by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Coming to OSU and Establishing an Agenda."
Extent: 1:19:57

Digital Folder 35: Risser, Les, March 24, 2014
Les Risser reflects upon her years in Corvallis and her experiences as First Lady of Oregon State University. Interview conducted in Norman, Oklahoma by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Ambassador and First Lady."
Extent: 0:37:45

Digital Folder 36: Risser, Paul, March 25, 2014
Paul Risser provides more insight into his OSU presidency. Topics discussed include changes in the OSU Business program; changes in the OSU College of Engineering; the construction of the Kelley Engineering Center; upgrading the university's technical infrastructure; the development of environmental science at OSU; the establishment of an OSU branch campus in Bend, Oregon; expansion of the Valley Library; creation of the University Honors College; the move to OSU of the Linus Pauling Institute; visits to OSU by Hillary Clinton, Desmond Tutu and other major speakers; memories of 9/11; working with the OSU Alumni Association; Risser's own scientific work; commencement at OSU; leaving OSU for Oklahoma; Risser's thoughts on the current direction of OSU and his advice to OSU students. Interview conducted in Norman, Oklahoma by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Continuing to Build at OSU and Reflections From Afar."
Extent: 1:41:04

Digital Folder 37: Pettit, Don, March 26, 2014
Pettit discusses his undergraduate experience as a chemical engineering major at OSU and his life and continuing career as a NASA astronaut. Interview conducted in Houston, Texas by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Frontier of Space - Where the Answers are not in the Back of the Book."
Extent: 1:02:27

Digital Folder 38: Alexander, Jo and Jeff Grass, March 26, 2014
Alexander and Grass reflect upon their careers with the OSU Press - Alexander as Managing Editor and Grass as Director - which together spanned parts of five decades. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Long May It Thrive: An Inside Look at the OSU Press."
Extent: 1:52:22

Digital Folder 39: Bray, Tammy, March 28, 2014
Bray shares her recollections of her upbringing in Taiwan, her life as an international student at Washington State University, and the progression of her academic career, culminating in her work as Dean of OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Building the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in Changing Times."
Extent: 1:54:01

Digital Folder 40: Credit, Roosevelt, April 25, 2014
Credit recounts his upbringing, his undergraduate experience at OSU and highlights of his career as a musical and stage performer. Along with the interview, this file also includes footage of Credit performing both solo and with OSU choir students at a celebration marking the inauguration of the OSU-GRAMMY Museum affiliate program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains six portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Beaver on Broadway."
Extent: 0:39:47

Digital Folder 41: Butcher, Karyle, May 8, 2014
Butcher discusses her lengthy association with Oregon State University as a member of the OSU Libraries staff, including her service as University Librarian from 1996-2010 and director of the OSU Press from 2007-2010. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Cultivating Innovation as University Librarian."
Extent: 1:31:30

Digital Folder 42: Strausbaugh, Warner, May 12, 2014
Strausbaugh sheds light on life at the OSU Daily Barometer from his perspective as a four-year employee and, as a senior, editor-in-chief. Strausbaugh also responds to questions probing the attitudes and interests of the current OSU student body. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Inside the Barometer Newsroom."
Extent: 1:00:03

Digital Folder 43: Martin, Alyssa, May 13, 2014
Martin provides insight into her life as a student athlete at OSU, juggling her obligations as a member of the women's basketball team and an undergraduate in civil engineering. Particular focus is paid to her training and practice regimen, and techniques for meeting the numerous athletic and academic demands placed upon her over the course of the school year. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Hectic Life of the Student Athlete."
Extent: 0:43:29

Digital Folder 44: Yates, Mary, May 15, 2014
Yates reflects upon her undergraduate experience at OSU as well as her lengthy and multifaceted career in the United States Foreign Service, including tenures as Ambassador to the African nations of Burundi and Ghana, as well as earlier diplomatic posts in South Korea and the Philippines. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Sprawling Life of a Career Diplomat."
Extent: 1:13:01

Digital Folder 45: Essig, Don, May 19, 2014
Essig recounts his memories of his undergraduate years studying elementary education at Oregon State College. He also discusses his career as a school principal and as the long-time public address announcer for University of Oregon athletic contests. Interview conducted in Eugene, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Beaver Become Duck."
Extent: 1:00:59

Digital Folder 46: Nishida, Keith, May 20, 2014
Nishida discusses the evolution of his interest in fashion, his experiences at OSU in the School of Design and Human Environment, and the story of DAMchic magazine, which he founded in 2012. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "DAMchic and the Culture of Fashion at Oregon State University."
Extent: 1:20:50

Digital Folder 47: Davaz, Jodie, May 27, 2014
Davaz shares her experiences as a student employee of KBVR-FM, including her year as station manager for the student radio station. She also discusses her vision for the next iteration of the Beaver Yearbook, to be rebranded as Beaver's Digest and published three times per year. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Student Media in a World of Change."
Extent: 1:06:45

Digital Folder 48: Rojhantalab, Hossein, June 2, 2014
Rojhantalab describes his experiences in the mid-1970s as a doctoral student in physical chemistry at OSU, as well as his memories of his native Iran, including his departure and return to Oregon in 1985. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Iran to Corvallis and Beyond."
Extent: 1:47:45

Digital Folder 49: House, Tom, June 7, 2014
House reflects upon his undergraduate experience at Oregon State College as a GI returning from World War II, and also shares his memories of the explosion of Mt. St. Helens. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "OSC in the Late 1940s."
Extent: 0:07:45

Digital Folder 50: Rietveld, Beth, June 11, 2014
Rietveld reflects upon her long and varied association with OSU, focusing on her nineteen years as Director of the OSU Women's Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Leading Voice for Women at OSU."
Extent: 1:44:37

Digital Folder 51: Kiessling, Ann, June 13, 2014
Kiessling outlines her memories of doctoral study at OSU and her broader connection with the state of Oregon. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections on Oregon Roots."
Extent: 0:34:17

Digital Folder 52: Werth, Roger, June 16, 2014
Werth discusses his undergraduate experience at OSU as well as his memories of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, which he photographed for the Longview Daily News. Interview conducted in Longview, Washington by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Photographing the Northwest's Most Famous Disaster."
Extent: 1:10:03

Digital Folder 53: Castillo, Susan, June 17, 2014
Castillo recounts her undergraduate experience as a communications major at OSU, as well as her career in journalism and public service that followed. Interview conducted in Eugene, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Breaking Ground in the Senate and in Education."
Extent: 0:45:02

Digital Folder 54: Parr, Al, June 18, 2014
Parr describes his upbringing in Oregon and his time as an undergraduate physics and math major at Oregon State, as well as his career as a physicist at the National Bureau of Standards and Technology, and his passion for book collecting. Interview conducted in Gresham, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Of Physics and Rare Books."
Extent: 1:41:39

Digital Folder 55: Traber, Maret, June 23, 2014
Traber details the arc of her life and career, with primary focus paid to her studies on vitamin E and her association with the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Long Journey to Understanding Vitamin E."
Extent: 2:01:27

Digital Folder 56: Baker, Terry, June 25, 2014
Baker lends insight into his legendary career as an OSU athlete, his experiences as a winner of the Heisman Trophy, and his career in professional football and as a lawyer. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Mike Dicianna and Chris Petersen. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Legend of Oregon State Athletics."
Extent: 1:38:22

Digital Folder 57: Hall, Tim, June 25, 2014
Hall recounts his undergraduate experience at OSU, including his role in establishing the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center and his encounters with bigotry while in Corvallis. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "African American Student Life in the 1970s."
Extent: 1:14:15

Digital Folder 58: McCallister, Mike, June 26, 2014
McCallister describes his family's long connection to Oregon State, his memories of undergraduate life as a geology major at OSU, and his career as an oceanographer for the United States Navy and private alternative energy ventures. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna and Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Fourth Generation Beaver."
Extent: 1:26:54

Digital Folder 59: McCallister, June, July 3, 2014
McCallister reflects upon her upbringing in 1920s-1930s Corvallis and her undergraduate days at Oregon State College, including her memories of campus dances, sporting events and working as a telephone switchboard operator. Interview conducted in Salem, Oregon by Mike Dicianna and Chris Petersen. File contains one portrait photograph taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Matriarch of a Five Generation Oregon State Family."
Extent: 1:07:13

Digital Folder 60: Coleman, Ralph, Jr., July 8, 2014
Coleman discusses his father's life as a student athlete at Oregon Agricultural College, and later as an employee of the Physical Education department and coach of the baseball team. He also reflects upon his own time growing up in Corvallis and attending Oregon State College, where he studied Business Administration and played baseball for his father. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Early Years of Beaver Baseball."
Extent: 1:30:32

Digital Folder 61: Bella, David, July 9, 2014
Bella details some of the themes of his life and career as a professor of civil engineering at OSU, including his research developing computer models of aquatic ecosystems, his contributions to systems theory and his engagement with local discussion groups and environmental causes. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Illusion of Prediction and Control."
Extent: 1:55:48

Digital Folder 62: Allison, Stacy, July 21, 2014
Allison recalls her undergraduate years at OSU, her decision to drop out of college to pursue mountain climbing and her successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1988. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Oregon State to the Rooftop of the World."
Extent: 1:00:56

Digital Folder 63: Haynes, Erin, July 25, 2014
Haynes shares his lengthy association with OSU, including his undergraduate years (1968-1972) as a member of Phi Delta Theta and senior class president, and his later career in the OSU Registrar's Office and OSU Foundation. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "When the Pitchers Were Twenty-Five Cents: Remembrances of Fraternity Life and Beaver Lore."
Extent: 1:57:52

Digital Folder 64: Buehler, Knute, August 4, 2014
Buehler speaks of his undergraduate experience at OSU - including his participation on the baseball team - his time as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and his more recent community engagement work. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "OSU's First Rhodes Scholar."
Extent: 0:27:42

Digital Folder 65: Hendricks, Joe, August 4, 2014
Hendricks discusses his OSU career as chair of the Sociology Department as well as, in particular, his leadership of the University Honors College from its founding in 1995 to his retirement in 2009. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Formation and Growth of the University Honors College."
Extent: 1:30:30

Digital Folder 66: Sayre, Henry, August 5, 2014
Sayre reflects upon his career as an art historian, including his authorship of a successful textbook and his participation in a multi-part documentary television program for PBS. Sayre also discusses his continuing involvement with OSU-Cascades. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections of an Influential Art Historian and Administrator."
Extent: 1:23:58

Digital Folder 67: Block, John, August 5, 2014
Block details his thirty-seven year association with the OSU College of Pharmacy and also speaks to his involvement with numerous regulatory aspects of practicing pharmacy in Oregon. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "OSU Pharmacy in an Era of Change."
Extent: 1:38:39

Digital Folder 68: Fenk, Steve, August 12, 2014
Fenk recounts his undergraduate days at OSU as well as his career in the Sports Information division of the university's Athletic Department. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A View From Inside the Athletic Department."
Extent: 1:18:24

Digital Folder 69: Gardner, John, August 13, 2014
Gardner discusses his career in the OSU Physics department, the loss of his sight in 1988 and the changes, both personal and professional, that resulted from his blindness, in particular the founding and growth of his company, ViewPlus Technologies. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Improving Science Accessibility for the Blind."
Extent: 1:25:02

Digital Folder 70: Jefferts Schori, Katharine, August 15, 2014
Jefferts Schori shares her memories of studying oceanography at OSU and becoming involved in the local Episcopal congregation, as well as her later rise to head of the U.S. Episcopal church. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From OSU Oceanographer to International Religious Leader."
Extent: 0:57:54

Digital Folder 71: Jones, Ruth and Rita Kilstrom, August 21, 2014
Jones and Kilstrom speak to their respective childhoods, growing up in Corvallis in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as their undergraduate days at Oregon State College and their involvement with the OSC Theater Arts program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The Early Days of Theater Arts at Oregon State."
Extent: 0:53:42

Digital Folder 72: Henthorne, Michael, August 29, 2014
Henthorne lends his perspective on the history, workings and future of the Memorial Union from his vantage point as Director of the MU since 1987. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The Memorial Union: Past, Present and Future."
Extent: 0:56:18

Digital Folder 73: Kopperman, Paul, September 2, 2014
Kopperman reflects on his long association with the OSU History Department, his leadership of the Holocaust Memorial Program and the nature of the Jewish community in the mid-Willamette Valley. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Jewish Life and Holocaust Remembrance at OSU."
Extent: 1:33:47

Digital Folder 74: Bernard, Yvenson, September 12, 2014
Bernard shares the story of his upbringing in Florida, his parents' backgrounds as Haitian immigrants, his experiences as a star running back on the OSU football team, and his pursuits in life after football. He also discusses his Haitian outreach efforts, including his response to the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Sonje Ayiti: The Improbable Life of an OSU Legend."
Extent: 1:21:56

Digital Folder 75: Yeh, Harry, September 22, 2014
Yeh recounts his upbringing in Japan, his immigration to and education in the United States, and the development of his scholarly interest in tsunamis. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Furthering the Quest to Understand Tsunamis."
Extent: 2:02:27

Digital Folder 76: Denison, Jim, September 24, 2014
Denison recalls his experiences in the U.S. Navy during World War II, his undergraduate years at OSC in the late 1940s, and his long career in forestry from the 1950s to 2010. Interview conducted in Lebanon, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Life Spent in Oregon's Forests."
Extent: 2:07:59

Digital Folder 77: Farber, Paul, October 3, 2014
Farber discusses his upbringing, education and the development of his scholarly "toolkit." Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Historian of Science Acquires His Tools."
Extent: 1:43:13

Digital Folder 78: Petersen, Joy, October 4, 2014
Petersen shares her memories of student life and campus culture during her undergraduate years (1988-1991) at OSU. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Joy Selig Petersen: A Gymnast's Life."
Extent: 0:32:04

Digital Folder 79: Law, Mary and Joy Petersen, October 4, 2014
Ayotte-Law and Petersen reflect on their memories of competing for the OSU Gymnastics team in the late 1970s/early 1980s and late 1980s/early 1990s, respectively. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Two National Champions Reflect on Oregon State Gymnastics."
Extent: 1:02:14

Digital Folder 80: Lubchenco, Jane, October 6, 2014
Lubchenco speaks to her career path, including her distinguished affiliation with the OSU Zoology Department, as well as her four years as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Newport to Washington, D.C.: A World Leader in the Marine Sciences."
Extent: 1:33:11

Digital Folder 81: Koong, Kelvin, October 9, 2014
Koong recounts the arc of his academic career with particular attention paid to his numerous administrative posts in OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences, including his leadership of the College of Veterinary Medicine during its transformation from a two-year program to a four-year program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Fixer: A Career Spent Finding Solutions in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences."
Extent: 1:46:59

Digital Folder 82: Hamdy, Karim, October 10, 2014
Hamdy recalls his upbringing in Tunisia, his emigration to the United States and his experiences as a doctoral candidate at OSU. He also speaks to his contributions to the university's foreign languages curriculum and his co-creation of a study abroad program in Tunisia. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "'The Persistent Arab': Working to Broaden Horizons at OSU."
Extent: 1:32:20

Digital Folder 83: Farber, Paul, October 13, 2014
Farber delves into his thirty-eight year career as a professor and administrator in General Science and History at OSU. He also discusses his scholarship as a historian of biology, and describes the genesis, research and writing of many of his books. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "One Department Closes, Another is Revitalized."
Extent: 2:00:34

Digital Folder 84: Castle, Emery, October 14, 2014
Castle shares the story of his upbringing in rural Kansas, his service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and his education at Kansas State University and Iowa State University. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Midwestern Upbringing."
Extent: 1:27:48

Digital Folder 85: Castle, Emery, October 15, 2014
Castle discusses the early phases of his academic career with a heavy focus on his first fifteen years at Oregon State. Of particular interest are Castle's memories of his service on the Commission on University Goals, an important early strategic planning initiative requested by outgoing President James Jensen. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Shaping the Direction of a Field and a University."
Extent: 1:30:32

Digital Folder 86: Castle, Emery, October 15, 2014
Castle reflects on the later chapters of his career, including his years spent in the OSU upper administration and his decade in leadership at the Resources for the Future public policy institute. He also notes his return to OSU from Washington, D.C., his attempts to build a University Graduate Faculty of Economics, and his impact on the placement of the Extension Service within Oregon State University. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "From Corvallis to D.C. and Back."
Extent: 1:24:58

Digital Folder 87: Cheek, Ralph, October 15, 2014
Cheek recounts his school days at Oregon State College as well as the arc of his career at Kaiser Aluminum Center and his efforts, in retirement, to build IMCO Recycling into the world's largest recycler of aluminum and zinc. Interview conducted in Tualatin, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Career Built on Recycling."
Extent: 1:36:35

Digital Folder 88: Poinar, George, October 23, 2014
Poinar recalls his early interests in nature, ornithology and amber, outlines the shape of his academic work at Cornell University and UC Berkeley, and details his pioneering research in paleoentomology. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Studying Ancient Life Preserved in Amber."
Extent: 1:22:44

Digital Folder 89: Law, Mary, October 23, 2014
Law shares her memories of student life and campus culture during her undergraduate years (1979-1982) at OSU. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Mary Law Looks Back."
Extent: 1:09:57

Digital Folder 90: Weinman, Dick, October 25, 2014
Weinman discusses his impactful career as a professor of Speech Communications at OSU, including his work to help found KBVR-TV and his hosting OPB's "Morning Edition" radio program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of Broadcast Media Communications at OSU."
Extent: 2:06:45

Digital Folder 91: Ossey, Bud, October 27, 2014
Ossey reflects on his father's time as a student at Oregon Agricultural College, as well as his own experience as an OSC undergraduate in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Particular emphases of the session include thoughts on the campus culture of the day, as well as Ossey's ROTC drilling and his subsequent service in World War II. Interview conducted in Tualatin, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections on an Immigrant Upbringing, Iron Men, and Service During Wartime."
Extent: 1:18:23

Digital Folder 92: Wolfe, Bryan, October 31, 2014
Wolfe details his life as an agriculturalist, noting his upbringing as a fifth generation farmer/rancher, his college years studying Agricultural Economics at OSU, and the steady expansion and diversification of his family's agricultural operations in northeast Oregon. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Fifth-Generation Farmer and Rancher."
Extent: 1:36:44

Digital Folder 93: Ossey, Bud, November 4, 2014
Ossey delves into his life after graduating from Oregon State College, touching upon his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and his extensive continuing involvement with OSU, including his charter membership in the Beaver Club, his volunteer work with the Beaver Athletic Student Fund and his connections with numerous personalities within the athletic department. Interview conducted in Tualatin, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Building Powerhouses and the Beaver Club."
Extent: 1:16:51

Digital Folder 94: Schoning, Bob, November 5, 2014
Schoning shares his memories of his career in fisheries science, including his work with the Oregon Fish Commission and the National Marine Fisheries Service. A particular point of emphasis of this session is Schoning's contributions to the crafting of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which established a 200-mile fishery conservation zone buffering the shorelines of the United States. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains one portrait photograph taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Having an Impact as a Fisheries Policymaker."
Extent: 1:34:26

Digital Folder 95: Roper, Larry, November 7, 2014
Roper recounts his experiences as OSU's Vice Provost for Student Affairs, a position that he held for nineteen years. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Intervening the Isms at OSU."
Extent: 1:40:12

Digital Folder 96: Van Loan, Jack, November 7, 2014
Van Loan describes his undergraduate experience at Oregon State College and his ensuing military career. In particular, Van Loan shares his experience of having been a Prisoner of War for nearly six years, after having been shot down over North Vietnam in 1967. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Prisoner of War for More than Two-Thousand Days."
Extent: 0:56:26

Digital Folder 97: Edmunson, Jim, November 10, 2014
Edmunson reflects upon his undergraduate years at OSU, with particular focus paid to his experiences as editor of the Daily Barometer newspaper and, in particular, the newspaper's coverage of the murder of Nancy Wyckoff, an OSU student at the time. Edmunson also discusses his career in journalism, law and politics, including his three terms in the Oregon legislature and eight years as chair of the state's Democratic Party. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Oregon State During Turbulent Times."
Extent: 1:30:05

Digital Folder 98: Olson, Bob, November 14, 2014
Olson details his career in marine parasitology and his experiences as a long-serving researcher and educator at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Parasitologist and Public Educator."
Extent: 1:22:03

Digital Folder 99: Webster, Janet, November 14, 2014
Webster discusses her life in librarianship with major focus paid to her twenty-four years leading the Guin Library at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of the Guin Library."
Extent: 1:31:02

Digital Folder 100: Smiley, Dick, November 21, 2014
Smiley outlines his research in turf grasses and plant pathology, and discusses his thirty-year tenure at the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Station. Interview conducted in Adams, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Supporting Agriculture in Wheat Country."
Extent: 1:19:41

Digital Folder 101: Kerns, Nancy, November 21, 2014
Kerns shares her memories of her undergraduate education at OSU, her pursuit of a law degree, and her career as an attorney serving both Umatilla County and the City of Pendleton. Interview conducted in Pendleton, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "An Attorney Makes Her Way in Eastern Oregon."
Extent: 1:15:25

Digital Folder 102: Bonifer, Jerimiah, November 22, 2014
Bonifer provides a glimpse into his traditional upbringing as a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He also recounts his experiences as a student in OSU's E-Campus program, culminating with his earning a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife in 2014. Interview conducted in Pendleton, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Growing Up on the Reservation and Attending OSU Online."
Extent: 1:11:40

Digital Folder 103: Arscott, George, December 5, 2014
In his first interview, Arscott shares his recollections of life growing up on a sugar plantation on the island of Hawaii, his move to Oregon and his schooling in Poultry Husbandry at Oregon State College, his service in the U.S. Air Force Signal Corps during World War II, his graduate training at the University of Maryland, and his return to active duty during the Korean War. Interview conducted in Milwaukie, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Hawaii, Normandy, Corvallis."
Extent: 1:19:39

Digital Folder 104: Arscott, George, December 5, 2014
In his second interview, Arscott discusses his career as a member of the Oregon State Poultry Science faculty. In this, he notes important colleagues, the evolution of his research agenda, his administrative responsibilities as head of the department, and observations on life in Corvallis. He also recalls the two months that he spent in Yemen developing poultry extension and training in that country, and speaks to the wide program of international travel that followed as he conducted similar work in numerous other countries. Interview conducted in Milwaukie, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Career in Poultry."
Extent: 1:40:56

Digital Folder 105: Sundermeier, Bill, December 12, 2014
Sundermeier reflects on his OSU undergraduate years as a computer science major and speaks of his time living in Weatherford Hall. He also discusses his career following college, including his years as a project manager and executive at FLIR. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Computer Scientist Reflects on Life in Weatherford Hall."
Extent: 0:49:48

Digital Folder 106: Johns, Chris, December 15, 2014
Johns recalls his undergraduate tenure as an OSU journalism major, his experiences in photojournalism and his career at National Geographic magazine. Interview conducted in Washington, D.C. by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Student Photographer to Head of National Geographic."
Extent: 1:19:02

Digital Folder 107: Dimick, Dennis, December 15, 2014
Dimick speaks to his undergraduate experience studying agriculture at OSU, the development of his career in journalism, his association with National Geographic magazine and his interest in reporting on the environment. Interview conducted in Washington, D.C. by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Bridging the Gap Between Science and the Public."
Extent: 1:08:36

Digital Folder 108: Abed, George, December 16, 2014
Abed recounts his years as an OSU undergraduate including his stint as student body president. He then discusses his career in finance and public policy, working for the International Monetary Fund, the Palestine Monetary Authority and the Institute for International Finance. Interview conducted in Washington, D.C. by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "An Economist and Policymaker Works to Stabilize the Middle East."
Extent: 1:49:14

Digital Folder 109: Henley, John, December 22, 2014
In his first interview, Henley shares his mother's story, including her association with the American Communist Party, her commitment into a psychiatric hospital, and her tenure as an English professor at Oregon State. Henley also discusses his lengthy and impactful involvement with Powell's Books in Portland. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Mother's Story/Building Powell's Books."
Extent: 1:58:05

Digital Folder 110: Henley, John, December 22, 2014
In his second interview, Henley recounts numerous stories from his upbringing in Portland and his association with Powell's Books. He also discusses his son's autism and the work that he and his wife have conducted to advance autism research and care. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Days and Nights in Downtown Portland."
Extent: 1:12:30

Series 3: Interviews, 2015

The digital folders described in each series of this collection will typically contain research materials, photographs, a .mp3 derivative of a given interview, and a .pdf scan of an interviewee's signed paper permissions form. Transcribed and contextualized versions of specific interviews are available through a dedicated project portal as noted below.

Highlights of Series 3 include three interviews conducted with international students studying at OSU; an interview with prominent OSU alum Ken Austin, the founder of A-dec, Inc.; two interviews with Jane Lubchenco, OSU professor and former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; one interview each with Pat Reser, Patrick Stone and Jim Rudd, the three co-chairs of the Campaign for OSU; an interview conducted in Denver, Colorado with National Medal of Science-winner Warren Washington; four interviews conducted in Klamath Falls, Oregon with people associated with Extension work in the region; four more interviews conducted in Bend, Oregon and focusing on OSU-Cascades; and four interviews conducted with OSU President Ed Ray.

Extent: 101 interviews

Digital Folder 111: Jacobson, Bob and Kaety, January 20, 2015
Bob Jacobson and his daughter Kaety share their OSU stories. Both attended Oregon State as undergraduates - Bob as a business and technology major and member of the basketball team, Kaety as a fisheries and wildlife major. Both have also occupied the same position as Marine/Sea Grant Extension Agent - Bob from 1967-1995 and Kaety beginning in 2003. Interview conducted in Newport, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains three portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Family Dynasty in Marine Extension."
Extent: 1:12:39

Digital Folder 112: Smith, Loretta, January 21, 2015
Smith recounts her experiences as an OSU undergraduate majoring in communications, as well as her career in politics, first as an aide to Senator Ron Wyden and, more recently, as a member of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Roots of a Public Servant."
Extent: 1:23:25

Digital Folder 113: Shepard, Jon, January 23, 2015
Shepard speaks to his undergraduate years studying entomology, as well as his professional activities as an entomologist (specializing in butterflies) and biodiversity consultant based in British Columbia. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Life Spent in Pursuit of Butterflies."
Extent: 1:16:37

Digital Folder 114: Lee, Phyllis, January 28, 2015
Lee discusses her long association with OSU, both as a Ph.D. candidate in education and as the first head of the university's Office of Multicultural Affairs. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Striving for Equal Opportunity at OSU."
Extent: 2:00:21

Digital Folder 115: Weinman, Dick, January 28, 2015
In this, his second interview, Weinman provides additional details about his OSU career and about his life in retirement. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Thin Edge of Dignity."
Extent: 1:11:02

Digital Folder 116: Kleinsorge, Ilene, February 10, 2015
Kleinsorge discusses her atypical path to academia and her memories of her twenty-eight years as a member of the OSU College of Business of faculty, including twelve years as the college's Dean. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Rejuvenating the College of Business."
Extent: 1:24:39

Digital Folder 117: Verdugo, Nicthé, February 13, 2015
Verdugo details her activities as an undergraduate and student activist at OSU, with particular attention paid to her involvement with MEChA and the Women's Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections of a Student Activist."
Extent: 0:41:10

Digital Folder 118: Clendenin, Lynne, February 19, 2015
Clendenin reflects upon her years as a non-traditional student in Theatre Arts at OSU as well as her long association with Oregon Public Broadcasting, including the closure of OPB's Corvallis-based operations in 2008. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Career in Public Broadcasting, from Corvallis to Portland."
Extent: 0:56:46

Digital Folder 119: Branch, Harrison, February 23, 2015
Branch shares memories of his pursuits as a photographer and of his forty years as a member of the OSU Art faculty. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains one portrait photograph taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of a 'Darkroom Dinosaur.'"
Extent: 0:35:01

Digital Folder 120: McComb, Brenda, February 24, 2015
McComb recounts her gender journey, her instruction and advocacy work related to trans issues, and her academic career in Forestry and as Dean of the OSU Graduate School. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Kalia Flocker. Transcribed video available online: "A Scholar and Advocate's Gender Journey."
Extent: 0:58:53

Digital Folder 121: Sakurai, Patti, March 2, 2015
Sakurai reflects on her academic progression as a student in English, the development of her interests in Asian American Studies, and her tenure as a faculty member in the OSU Ethnic Studies department, a span that began with the department's creation in 1996. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Ethnic Studies at OSU from the Beginning."
Extent: 1:25:38

Digital Folder 122: Urbina, Jenny and Kong Zheng Yeang, March 3, 2015
Urbina, a doctoral candidate in Environmental Science from Colombia, and Yeang, an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering, describe their upbringings in their native countries, the paths that they have taken to OSU, and their experiences as international students studying in Corvallis. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "International Student Perspectives: Colombia and Malaysia."
Extent: 1:35:15

Digital Folder 123: Jara, Andrea, March 6, 2015
Jara, a Ph.D. candidate in Fisheries and Wildlife, shares her memories of her upbringing in Colombia, her experiences as a graduate student in Mexico, and the issues that she faces as an international student at Oregon State. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Doctoral Student from Colombia."
Extent: 0:51:20

Digital Folder 124: Okonkwo, Chidi, March 6, 2015
Okonkwo, a native of Nigeria and a master's candidate in Public Health at OSU, discusses his childhood as the youngest of nine siblings, his arrival in the U.S. and his undergraduate experience at American University, and his life as a graduate student at Oregon State. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Master's Student from Nigeria."
Extent: 0:46:38

Digital Folder 125: Lunch, Bill, March 13, 2015
Lunch reflects on his career as a Political Science professor at OSU and as a commentator for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He also discusses a handful of notable political issues that helped to define his tenure at Oregon State, with particular focus on the passage and impact of Oregon's Ballot Measure 5 property tax limitation initiative, passed in 1990. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Political Scientist and Political Commentator."
Extent: 1:35:15

Digital Folder 126: Oriard, Michael, March 17, 2015
Oriard recounts his experiences as a football player at the University of Notre Dame and, as a professional, with the Kansas City Chiefs, before describing his early years as a faculty member in English at OSU. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Scholar in the Locker Room."
Extent: 1:46:41

Digital Folder 127: Lunch, Bill, March 23, 2015
Lunch provides additional insight into his career as a commentator, including his television appearances on Oregon Public Broadcasting. Lunch also offers his thoughts on individuals who were important to OSU during his years on faculty in Political Science, including university presidents, Senator Mark Hatfield, and other campus leaders. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections on OSU and Oregon Politics."
Extent: 0:55:39

Digital Folder 128: Austin, Ken, March 24, 2015
Austin details his upbringing in Newberg, Oregon and his formative experiences at Oregon State College, including his tenure as the school's first Benny the Beaver mascot. Austin likewise notes his military service, the creation of the Austin Dental Equipment Company, and the philanthropic work that he and his late wife Joan spearheaded both at OSU and elsewhere. Interview conducted in Newberg, Oregon by Mike Dicianna and Chris Petersen. File contains four portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "From Cows to Cars to Cavities: The Legacy of an Influential Beaver."
Extent: 1:52:10

Digital Folder 129: Bilyeu, Rolland and Laverne, March 26, 2015
The Bilyeus describe their childhood years growing up in eastern Oregon, their experiences as a married couple attending OSC in the early 1950s, and the life that they have shared in the years following college. Interview conducted in Albany, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains one portrait photograph taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Married Life on a Muddy Campus."
Extent: 1:02:54

Digital Folder 130: Nye, Mary Jo, March 26, 2015
In interview #1, Nye discusses her education at Vanderbilt and the University of Wisconsin, the shift that she made away from chemistry in favor of the history of science, her tenure at the University of Oklahoma, and several of her early research projects. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "From the Laboratory to the Archive, a Historian of Science Evolves."
Extent: 1:31:08

Digital Folder 131: Nye, Mary Jo, March 27, 2015
In interview #2, Nye reflects upon her years as Horning Professor of the Humanities at OSU. She also provides insight into many of the research and writing projects that she has conducted since the 1990s, and shares her memories of receiving the Sarton Medal from the History of Science Society. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Reaching Across Disciplines as the Horning Chair."
Extent: 1:19:26

Digital Folder 132: Moore, Sylvia, March 31, 2015
Moore details her long and impactful association with OSU, including her work as the university's first Director of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics, and her stints as coach for women's basketball and gymnastics, as well as her involvement in multiple sports as a referee. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Building a Foundation for Women's Athletics at OSU."
Extent: 1:47:40

Digital Folder 133: Oriard, Michael, March 31, 2015
In his second interview, Oriard discusses his work from the early 1990s to present day, both as an author and as an administrator within the College of Liberal Arts. He also lends his thoughts on the modern evolution and future of American football. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Cultural Historian of Football."
Extent: 1:36:23

Digital Folder 134: Headrick, Charlotte, April 7, 2015
Headrick recounts her years as a professor of Theatre Arts at OSU, noting her particular interest in Irish drama and female playwrights. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The Grande Dame of OSU Theater."
Extent: 1:18:29

Digital Folder 135: "Hatfield Marine Science Center", April 12, 2015
In this collection of short interviews, Range Bayer, Warren Hanson, John Markham and Anja Robinson reflect on their associations with the Hatfield Marine Science Center as students and as employees. The sessions were conducted in conjunction with HMSC's Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion event. Interviews conducted in Newport, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "'Being Here Changed My Life': Appreciations of HMSC."
Extent: 0:49:10

Digital Folder 136: Hill, Aki, April 14, 2015
Hill describes her life-long passion for basketball, including her study of the game while in her native Japan and her successful seventeen-year career as head women's basketball coach at OSU. Interview conducted in Albany, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Coaching with Love."
Extent: 1:30:24

Digital Folder 137: Lubchenco, Jane, April 20, 2015
In her second interview, Lubchenco provides additional details concerning her tenure as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and her work with the Leopold Leadership Program and the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Understanding and Advocating for the World's Oceans."
Extent: 0:58:21

Digital Folder 138: Welty, Jim, April 21, 2015
Welty reviews his long association with Oregon State, including his stints as an undergraduate and graduate student in Mechanical Engineering, as well as his thirty-four years on faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Seven Decades of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State."
Extent: 1:00:30

Digital Folder 139: Reser, Pat, April 24, 2015
Reser shares the story of her life, including her years as an OSC undergraduate, her career as a teacher, the growth of Reser's Fine Foods, and recollections of her late husband, Al. Reser also recounts her family's decisions to support a number of high-profile facilities projects at OSU, as well as her service as a co-chair of The Campaign for OSU and as chair of the university's Board of Trustees. Interview conducted in Beaverton, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Labyrinthine Journey of an Influential Alumna."
Extent: 2:15:48

Digital Folder 140: Youmans, Russ, May 7, 2015
Youmans reflects on his years as a member of the Agricultural Economics faculty at Oregon State as well as his tenure as Director of the Western Rural Development Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Connecting the Academy with Rural Communities."
Extent: 2:36:26

Digital Folder 141: Miller, Charlie, May 12, 2015
Miller discusses his career in oceanography and his research on marine zooplankton. Miller also recounts his activities as an environmental and anti-war activist. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Studying Small Creatures and Large Issues."
Extent: 1:30:22

Digital Folder 142: Davaz, Jodie, May 21, 2015
In this follow-up to an interview conducted one year earlier, Davaz discusses her experiences as editor of Beaver's Digest magazine, her broader associations with student media at OSU, and her academic work in Digital Communications Arts and the University Honors College. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Year in the Life of Beaver's Digest."
Extent: 1:15:29

Digital Folder 143: Vydra, Marianne, May 27, 2015
Vydra shares her recollections of her years in women's athletics, including as an administrator in the OSU Athletic Department. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Leading Women's Athletics in the Modern Era."
Extent: 1:25:00

Digital Folder 144: Washington, Warren, May 29, 2015
Washington describes his experiences as an African American student at Oregon State College in the late 1950s and reflects on his distinguished career in the atmospheric sciences, including his involvement in scientific and policy conversations concerning global climate change. Interview conducted in Denver, Colorado by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Pioneer of Climate Modeling."
Extent: 2:37:58

Digital Folder 145: Daugherty, Tracy, June 2, 2015
Daugherty lends insight into his life as a writer of both fiction and biography, and also discusses his involvement in the creation and growth of OSU's Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Citizen, Novelist and Biographer at OSU."
Extent: 1:50:46

Digital Folder 146: Noakes, David, June 4, 2015
Noakes recounts his upbringing in Canada, his years on faculty at the University of Guelph, his move to Oregon State University and his experiences as Director of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center. Interview conducted at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center near Alsea, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Repaying a Debt to the Fish."
Extent: 1:48:57

Digital Folder 147: Dietterich, Tom, June 10, 2015
Dietterich discusses his upbringing and education, including his strong affinity for the NASA space program. He also provides insight into the development of the Computer Science department at OSU, his research in machine learning, and his private sector work with a number of local and regional companies. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Teaching Machines to Learn."
Extent: 1:52:51

Digital Folder 148: Kamvar, Zhian, June 19, 2015
Kamvar lends his perspective on graduate student culture at OSU. He likewise discusses his own educational path, his Ph.D. research in Botany and Plant Pathology, and his pursuits as co-host of the "Information Dissemination" radio talk show. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Documenting the Lives of Graduate Students."
Extent: 1:19:48

Digital Folder 149: Wilcox, Tony, June 23, 2015
Wilcox reflects on his years as a member of the OSU Exercise and Sports Science faculty, and also speaks of his extensive university service, including his multiple stints as a member of the Faculty Senate. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Career Built on Service."
Extent: 1:25:09

Digital Folder 150: Turner, Paul, June 24, 2015
Turner details the story of his founding and operation of two independent arthouse film theatres in downtown Corvallis - the Avalon and the Darkside. He also discusses his associations with OSU as an English major and Barometer staffer, and provides his thoughts on the business culture in Corvallis. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Visit to The Darkside."
Extent: 1:46:26

Digital Folder 151: Orosco, José-Antonio, June 25, 2015
Orosco speaks of his upbringing and education, his leadership of the OSU Peace Studies program, and his role as faculty advisor to the Centro Cultural César Chávez and to the university's chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Teaching and Practicing Engaged Philosophy at OSU."
Extent: 1:35:30

Digital Folder 152: Ray, Ed, June 29, 2015
In this interview dedicated to Ray's pre-Oregon State years, the OSU President recounts his upbringing in Queens, New York, his education at Queens College and Stanford University, and his years as a member of the Economics faculty at Ohio State University. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "From a Queens Childhood to 'Stanford Junior University'."
Extent: 1:17:12

Digital Folder 153: Ahern, Kevin, June 29, 2015
Ahern describes his activities as an innovative instructor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, sharing his use of limericks and song lyrics to assist in the learning process for OSU's pre-med undergraduates. Ahern also discusses his doctoral studies at OSU and his fruitful collaborations with his wife and scientific colleague, Indira Rajagopal. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Biochemistry, Free and Easy."
Extent: 1:47:05

Digital Folder 154: Talbott, John, June 29, 2015
Talbott provides his perspective on the activities and importance of Sun Grant at OSU. He also discusses his role as Assistant Director of the OSU Agricultural Experiment Station. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Sun Grant, Making a Positive Impact on the World."
Extent: 1:01:21

Digital Folder 155: Matthews, LaMont, July 1, 2015
Matthews reflects on his undergraduate years as a Mechanical Engineering student at Oregon State College as well as a his four decades working for the CH2M Hill engineering firm in Corvallis. Interview conducted in Albany, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Hometown Company with a Global Reach."
Extent: 1:15:44

Digital Folder 156: Stone, Patrick, July 2, 2015
Stone discusses his student experience as an OSU undergraduate in History and his work as co-chair of the Campaign for OSU. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "On Finding Continuity in Life and Making a Difference."
Extent: 1:03:44

Digital Folder 157: Oxsen, Doug, July 7, 2015
Oxsen recounts his years playing for Ralph Miller in the OSU basketball program, with particular attention paid to Miller's coaching methods and personality. Oxsen also discusses his memories of campus culture in the early 1970s. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Remembering Coach Ralph Miller."
Extent: 1:24:42

Digital Folder 158: Ball, Eric and Jeff, July 13, 2015
The Balls share their memories of the OSU Mechanical Engineering program in the early and mid-1980s, and also provide insight into the growth of Orenco Systems Industries and the challenges facing residents of Douglas County. Interview conducted in Sutherlin, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Douglas County Success Story."
Extent: 1:20:09

Digital Folder 159: Weider, Linda and Doug Whitsett, July 14, 2015
Weider and Whitsett reflect on the life of Weider's father, Guy Reynolds, an influential Animal Health Specialist with the OSU Extension Service. Whitsett also discusses his connections with the OSU Veterinary Medicine program. Interview conducted in Klamath Falls, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Remembering Guy Reynolds."
Extent: 1:00:36

Digital Folder 160: Weider, Linda, July 14, 2015
In this solo interview, Weider describes her undergraduate years at OSU, her memories of living on the Children's Farm Home between Corvallis and Albany, and her career in real estate in Klamath Falls. Interview conducted in Klamath Falls, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Alumna Memories and a Career in Real Estate."
Extent: 0:39:59

Digital Folder 161: Todd, Rodney, July 14, 2015
Todd discusses his life in agriculture, including his thirty-two year career supporting agriculture and ranching in the Klamath Basin as an OSU Extension Agent. Interview conducted in Klamath Falls, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed audio available online: "Klamath Extension Grasses and Grains Agent."
Extent: 1:04:57

Digital Folder 162: Pinniger, Jean, July 15, 2015
Pinniger shares her memories of her father, C. A. "Charlie" Henderson," a popular and important OSU Extension Agent who helped usher in a new era of modernity and prosperity for agriculturalists in the Klamath Basin. Interview conducted in Klamath Falls, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Remembering Charlie Henderson."
Extent: 1:05:25

Digital Folder 163: McDougall, Duane, July 15, 2015
McDougall recounts his undergraduate years in Business at OSU, his work as an executive at Willamette Industries, and his long association with the OSU Foundation. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains one portrait photograph taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of Willamette Industries and the Decline of Big Timber in Oregon."
Extent: 0:59:48

Digital Folder 164: Houser, Chet, July 16, 2015
Houser describes his life as an Agricultural Economics major and member of ROTC at OSU in the late 1960s, his memories of campus culture during a turbulent era, and his twenty year career as a war planner for the United States Army. Interview conducted in Albany, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Military Experience of Turbulent Times."
Extent: 1:26:38

Digital Folder 165: Lach, Denise, July 21, 2015
Lach reflects on the path that she took to an academic career, her work analyzing the social dimensions of natural resources issues in the Pacific Northwest, and her association with a collection of organizations within OSU including, since 2010, her leadership of the School of Public Policy. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "At the Intersection of Social Science, Natural Resources, and Public Policy."
Extent: 1:22:03

Digital Folder 166: Loveland, Walter, July 22, 2015
Loveland discusses his long career in nuclear science at OSU, his fruitful collaboration with Glenn Seaborg, and various changes that he has observed both on campus and in the community. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Linda Richards. Transcribed video available online: "Of Glenn Seaborg and Super Heavy Elements: A Nuclear Chemist Looks Back."
Extent: 2:02:25

Digital Folder 167: Borden, Sue, July 28, 2015
Borden shares her experiences of learning and working in the sciences, her connection with music culture in Corvallis, and her co-founding and directing of the SMILE program for the first eleven years of its existence. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Creation and Growth of the SMILE Program."
Extent: 1:25:55

Digital Folder 168: Waymire, Edward, July 29, 2015
Waymire describes the major impact that his family made on his life path, reflects on his research in probability theory, and discusses the evolution of the OSU Mathematics department over the past three decades. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Seeing the World in Mathematical Terms."
Extent: 1:45:33

Digital Folder 169: Starck, Clemens, July 30, 2015
Starck recalls his career as a carpenter for OSU and discusses his work as a poet as well. At various points throughout the session, Starck reads some of his favorite poems that he has written, both published and unpublished. Interview conducted in Dallas, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Good Mechanic Can Always Find Work."
Extent: 2:03:20

Digital Folder 170: Johnson, Becky, August 3, 2015
Johnson speaks of her multifaceted association with OSU, including her work as a faculty member in Forest Economics and as an administrator both in Corvallis and as Vice President for the OSU-Cascades branch campus. She also discusses the development of the branch campus during the years of her association and its ambitions moving forward. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Leader for Central Oregon's Four-Year University."
Extent: 1:19:12

Digital Folder 171: Pratt, Clara, August 4, 2015
Pratt discusses her work at OSU in Gerontology as well as her administrative career, which included overseeing the merger of the College of Home Economics with the College of Health and Human Performance. She also reflects on her contributions to the creation of the OSU-Cascades campus and her continuing work in Bend. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Bridging Eras and Disciplines at a Changing University."
Extent: 1:39:00

Digital Folder 172: Buehler, Knute, August 5, 2015
In a follow-up interview to one conducted a year prior, Buehler provides additional details about his experiences in England as a Rhodes Scholar. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Baltimore to Oxford."
Extent: 0:32:34

Digital Folder 173: Ray, Ed, August 5, 2015
Interview #2 with President Ray focuses on his administrative career at Ohio State University, his hiring by and introduction to Oregon State University, the strategic planning process that he oversaw during the first year of his presidency, and the roots of the OSU capital campaign (The Campaign for OSU). Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Welcome to Corvallis."
Extent: 1:14:32

Digital Folder 174: Dollar, Natalie, August 5, 2015
Dollar reflects on her research on houseless youth and the community surrounding the Grateful Dead, and also discusses her academic career as a member of the OSU Speech Communications department and as an Associate Dean at OSU-Cascades. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Looking Back on a Leap of Faith."
Extent: 1:27:47

Digital Folder 175: Templeton, Lisa, August 6, 2015
Templeton shares her memories of the early years of distance learning at OSU and provides insight into the development of online learning at OSU, including a discussion of the mechanics by which OSU Ecampus operates today. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "OSU Becomes a Leader in Online Education."
Extent: 1:15:29

Digital Folder 176: Callahan, Darry, August 6, 2015
Callahan discusses his undergraduate years as an OSU student in Chemical Engineering, and also recounts his long career at Chevron, his association with the OSU Foundation, and his work as a member of the OSU Board of Trustees. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Lessons Learned from a Lifetime in Industry."
Extent: 1:34:38

Digital Folder 177: Ray, Ed, August 17, 2015
Interview #3 with President Ray focuses on the details of the OSU capital campaign as it unfolded, touching on Ray's personal approach to fundraising as well as several buildings that emerged both from the campaign and from other sources of funding. The session also includes a discussion of reorganization at the university, including the creation of schools within OSU's academic colleges and the implementation of business centers across the campus. The interview concludes with Ray's thoughts on the evolution of the OSU Athletic Department, the formation of the Pac-12 conference, and OSU's athletics rivalry with the University of Oregon. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Campus Transformed."
Extent: 1:32:54

Digital Folder 178: Yamada, Russell, August 17, 2015
Yamada shares the story of his family, including his mother's experience of being interned during World War II. He likewise discusses his years as an OSU student studying General Science and active in various social movements, and his later career in dentistry. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Science Alum Looks Back with Gratitude."
Extent: 1:31:25

Digital Folder 179: Rudd, Jim, August 19, 2015
Rudd describes his years working as Director of Sales, Promotion and Development for the OSU Athletic Department in the 1970s and early 1980s, his lengthy association with the OSU Foundation, and his efforts as co-chair of the Campaign for OSU. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Enduring Virtue of Competition."
Extent: 1:22:02

Digital Folder 180: Strik, Bernadine, August 21, 2015
Strik reflects upon her career in Horticulture and the research that she has conducted on a wide array of berries. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Berry Expert for Oregon."
Extent: 1:43:03

Digital Folder 181: Selker, John, August 25, 2015
Selker details his work as a member of the Biological and Ecological Engineering faculty, including his research interests in hydrology and his commitment to developing low cost technological solutions to agricultural and environmental challenges in the developing world. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "An Engineer Without Borders."
Extent: 1:47:40

Digital Folder 182: Bliss, John, August 27, 2015
Bliss recounts his career as a faculty member in Forestry, including his work on private forest policy and forest-based rural development, as well as family and community forestry. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Researching the Intersection Between Communities and Forests."
Extent: 1:38:21

Digital Folder 183: Ray, Ed, August 28, 2015
In interview #4, President Ray discusses the evolution of OSU's branch campuses in Bend and Newport, the university's emphasis on internationalization and its partnership with INTO, the continuing importance of the land grant mission and OSU Statewide, the impact of Provost Sabah Randhawa and the development of OSU's Board of Trustees. Ray also reflects on the more personal side of working as a university president and shares his thoughts on the future of OSU. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Best is Yet to Come."
Extent: 1:16:36

Digital Folder 184: Allen, Tom, September 1, 2015
Allen shares his memories of many decades work as a botanist and as an artist. In particular, he recounts his studies of plant viruses and also reflects on his pursuits as a painter, his founding of the Oregon Watercolor Society, and his management of the annual Art About Agriculture traveling exhibit. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Karl McCreary. Transcribed video available online: "A Life of Applied Imagination."
Extent: 1:18:11

Digital Folder 185: Nishihara, Janet, September 2, 2015
Nishihara discusses her multifaceted affiliation with OSU as the recipient of both a bachelor's and master's degree, and as an employee of the university in multiple departments. The primary focus of the interview is the history of the Educational Opportunities Program, with which Nishihara has been associated since 1981, and the broader push to advance various diversity initiatives on campus. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed audio available online: "Continuing Conversations on Diversity and Educational Opportunity at OSU."
Extent: 1:25:56

Digital Folder 186: McMullen, Starr, September 4, 2015
McMullen reflects on her research in transportation economics, her years chairing Economics during a tumultuous period, the advancement of women academics at OSU and elsewhere, and her experiences as an award-winning fiddle performer. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Of Economics and Fiddling."
Extent: 1:22:58

Digital Folder 187: Beckman, Joe, September 15, 2015
Beckman describes his scientific work in neurodegenerative disease with a particular focus on his search for an effective treatment of ALS. He also discusses his leadership of OSU's Environmental Health Science Center and provides insight into his years as a faculty member at the Linus Pauling Institute. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Leader in the Study of Neurodegenerative Disease."
Extent: 1:24:07

Digital Folder 188: Fujii, Aya, September 15, 2015
Fujii shares her experience of having been interned during World War II, and also speaks of her Home Economics education at Oregon State College, including her memories of "practice babies" in the OSC classroom. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "An Oregon Stater Interned During World War II."
Extent: 1:00:31

Digital Folder 189: Atchley, Tana, September 15, 2015
Atchley discusses her upbringing as a member of the Klamath Tribes, her OSU graduate training in College Student Services and Administration, her work with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, and issues of concern to Native populations across the Pacific Northwest. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Role Model for Oregon's Tribal Youth."
Extent: 1:26:43

Digital Folder 190: Stoller, Kevin, September 28, 2015
Stoller reflects on his undergraduate experience as a History and Mathematics double major in the mid- to late-1990s, and his association with the University Honors College as a student and staff-member. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The University Honors College - Then and Now."
Extent: 1:04:03

Digital Folder 191: Subramanian, Mas, September 30, 2015
Subramanian details his upbringing in India and his career in chemistry, including his accidental discovery of a new form of blue pigment and the impact that this discovery has made in both scientific and commercial circles. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Luck Only Favors the Alert Mind."
Extent: 1:29:49

Digital Folder 192: Robinson, David, September 30, 2015
Robinson recounts his studies in English and divinity, his scholarship on American Transcendentalist writers, and his leadership of OSU's Center for the Humanities. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Growing the Humanities at OSU."
Extent: 1:24:34

Digital Folder 193: Landforce, Andy, October 6, 2015
In this, his sixth interview collected for the project, Landforce shares his memories of his family, his second career as a professional fishing guide, and his philosophies on living a good life. Interview conducted near Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains one portrait photograph taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Fishing, Family and Philosophy."
Extent: 1:30:04

Digital Folder 194: Gunderson, Kevin, October 24, 2015
Gunderson, a relief pitcher for the OSU baseball team that won the College World Series in 2006, recalls his experiences as a student athlete at Oregon State with a particular focus on the baseball program's achievements in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Gregory Garcia and Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The View from the Pitcher's Mound."
Extent: 1:16:33

Digital Folder 195: Kunda, Chris, October 24, 2015
Kunda, who played second base for the 2006 national champion OSU baseball team, describes his years as a student athlete and his memories of competing in the College World Series in 2005 and 2006. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Gregory Garcia and Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The View from Second Base."
Extent: 1:48:27

Digital Folder 196: Higginbotham, Jack, November 3, 2015
Higginbotham shares his memories of working as a faculty member and technician in Nuclear Science and Engineering at OSU. He also provides his perspective on the mission and impact of NASA Space Grant, both at OSU and statewide. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Nuclear Engineer Leads Oregon Space Grant."
Extent: 1:56:51

Digital Folder 197: Casale, Carl and Kim, November 6, 2015
The Casales reflect on their experiences as undergraduate students in Agricultural and Resource Economics, and likewise note the impact that OSU has made in their work as business executives and family farmers. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Of International Business and Precision Agriculture."
Extent: 1:37:13

Digital Folder 198: Sidor, Larry, November 6, 2015
Sidor traces his years as a Food Science student at OSU, his earliest work in the beer industry at Olympia Brewing Company, and his influential involvement in Oregon's craft beer community, first as brewmaster at Deschutes Brewery and later as founder of the Crux Fermentation Project. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Tiah Edmunson-Morton. Transcribed video available online: "From Olympia to Deschutes to Crux: A Brewer's Life." Interview also described as a component of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Oral History Collection (OH 35).
Extent: 1:54:35

Digital Folder 199: Shibley, Gilbert, November 10, 2015
Shibley discusses his family's deep roots in Oregon as well as his career at the Columbia County Extension Service, including his involvement with Forestry Extension and 4-H programming. Interview conducted in Estacada, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains three portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Extension Agent and Family Forester."
Extent: 1:11:41

Digital Folder 200: Barber, Katy, November 12, 2015
Barber shares her recollections of her undergraduate experience as an American Studies major in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and also notes her professional work at Portland State University as a historian of the Pacific Northwest. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "OSU in the early 1990s."
Extent: 1:13:09

Digital Folder 201: Koretsky, Milo, November 13, 2015
Koretsky describes his career as an academic in Chemical Engineering, including his research in engineering education, his development as a teacher, and the role that he has played in growing the MECOP program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Building a Better Engineer."
Extent: 1:25:38

Digital Folder 202: Sarman, Taylor, November 16, 2015
Sarman details his rural upbringing in northeast Oregon, his ascent into a national leadership role with Future Business Leaders of America, his tenure as student body president at OSU, and his two-year stint as a member of the university's Board of Trustees. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Student Leader for the Twenty-First Century."
Extent: 1:42:15

Digital Folder 203: Edgerton, Jeff, November 18, 2015
Edgerton recounts his undergraduate years as a Microbiology student at OSU, his subsequent work as a technician and microbiologist at Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company, and his career as a brewmaster at BridgePort Brewing Company. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Tiah Edmunson-Morton. Transcribed video available online: "Macro to Micro: A Perspective on Brewing in Portland." Interview also described as a component of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Oral History Collection (OH 35).
Extent: 1:10:53

Digital Folder 204: Manore, Melinda, November 30, 2015
Manore provides an overview of her career conducting research in Nutrition and Exercise Science, including the years that she spent at OSU as both a doctoral candidate and a faculty member. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "At the Forefront of Nutrition and Exercise Research."
Extent: 1:04:57

Digital Folder 205: McDaniel, Mina, December 1, 2015
McDaniel shares her story of attending OSU as both a bachelor's and master's degree student in Food Science and Technology, her twenty-five years as a member of the Food Science faculty, and her experiences leading the OSU Sensory Science Laboratory. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Memories of an Alumna and Sensory Scientist."
Extent: 1:51:06

Digital Folder 206: Wrolstad, Ron, December 14, 2015
Wrolstad reflects on his student years at Oregon State College as a Food Technology major, his subsequent tenure as a member of the university's Food Science and Technology faculty, and his research on a variety of subjects, including fruit juice adulteration. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Life in Food Science."
Extent: 1:44:15

Digital Folder 207: Fleming, Justin, December 15, 2015
Fleming discusses his studies in Business and his involvement in the Student Sustainability Initiative while an undergraduate at OSU, and also comments on the history and continuing work of the OSU Motorpool, which he now manages. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Sustainability Pioneer at the Motor Pool."
Extent: 1:15:37

Digital Folder 208: Waring, Dick, December 18, 2015
Waring outlines his career in Forest Sciences, the evolution of the OSU College of Forestry during his years on faculty, his research on airborne environmental analysis, and his development of models forecasting the ecological impact of climate change. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Building Models of the World's Forests."
Extent: 1:41:13

Digital Folder 209: Stormshak, Fred, December 22, 2015
Stormshak recounts his upbringing in rural Washington state, his education in the Animal Sciences, and his research on animal reproduction while a faculty member at OSU. Of particular interest is Stormshak's discussion of his work on the hormonal causes of same-sex attraction in rams and the controversy that arose from this line of research. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Unravelling the Secrets of Animal Reproduction."
Extent: 1:34:22

Digital Folder 210: Lawrence, Brent, December 28, 2015
Lawrence shares his memories of his work as the Memorial Union's Minority Affairs chairperson during his senior year at OSU, the importance of multiculturalism in his subsequent educational and career pursuits, the seven years that he spent living in New Zealand, and his experiences as a gay man who has lived and worked all over the world. Of particular note are Lawrence's thoughts on the campus climate faced by LGBT students at OSU in the late 1970s. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Multiculturalism as a Way of Life."
Extent: 1:19:29

Digital Folder 211: Oxsen, Doug, December 30, 2015
In his second interview, Oxsen further discusses his experiences as a member of the Oregon State basketball team and as a fundraiser for the OSU Foundation, including his involvement in soliciting support for the Whyte Track and Field Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Raising the Bar for OSU Athletics."
Extent: 1:23:24

Series 4: Interviews, 2016

The digital folders described in each series of this collection will typically contain research materials, photographs, a .mp3 derivative of a given interview, and a .pdf scan of an interviewee's signed paper permissions form. Transcribed and contextualized versions of specific interviews are available through a dedicated project portal as noted below.

Highlights of Series 4 include two interviews conducted in Hood River, Oregon and focusing on Extension work in the region; interviews with OSU baseball coach Pat Casey and OSU radio announcer Mike Parker that focus on Oregon State's College World Series triumphs in 2006 and 2007; and a group interview devoted to the history of Starker Forests, Inc.

Extent: 21 interviews.

Digital Folder 212: Yates, Tom, February 10, 2016
Yates shares his institutional memories of the early years of university-wide computing at OSU, noting his work as a programmer with the Statistical Computing Department and his association with Information Services, which he directed from 1976-1985. Of particular note are Yates' recollections of the university's first attempts to automate class scheduling and student record-keeping. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The Early Years of Computing at Oregon State."
Extent: 1:38:32

Digital Folder 213: Hathaway, Ron, March 10, 2016
Hathaway reflects on his thirty-five year career as an Extension agent at the Klamath Basin Reseach and Extension Center, as well as his contacts with a wide variety of OSU colleagues in Corvallis and elsewhere during that time. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Geoff Somnitz. Transcribed video available online: "Klamath Extension Animal Scientist."
Extent: 1:34:32

Digital Folder 214: Newton, Mike, March 15, 2016
Newton discusses his lengthy career at Oregon State as a student and faculty member in the College of Forestry, and provides insight into his research on competition and weed control on the forest floor, including his investigations on the health effects of Agent Orange. Interview conducted in Philomath, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Life Dedicated to Healthier Forests."
Extent: 1:52:20

Digital Folder 215: Bielenberg, Larry, March 21, 2016
Bielenberg recounts his career as an All American wrestler and his later involvement in international wrestling competitions, including his participation on the 1980 U.S. Olympic team that boycotted the Moscow games. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of a Champion Heavyweight."
Extent: 2:47:45

Digital Folder 216: Carter, Margaret, April 18, 2016
Carter speaks of her experiences as a graduate student in the OSU College of Education and of her life as a pioneering public servant and social activist. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Carrying Education Wherever You Go."
Extent: 1:02:04

Digital Folder 217: Cox, Ted, June 7, 2016
Cox describes his influential involvement in homebrewing and his founding of the Old World Deli in downtown Corvallis. He likewise speaks of his OSU graduate studies in Education, his memories of coaching women's volleyball at Oregon State during the program's infancy, and his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Tiah Edmunson-Morton. Transcribed video available online: "From Sierra Leone to Downtown Corvallis." Interview also described as a component of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Oral History Collection (OH 35).
Extent: 1:59:15

Digital Folder 218: Wright, Dawn, June 10, 2016
Wright provides an overview of her life and work as an academic, with particular focus paid to her research mapping the ocean floor, her institutional memories of the Geosciences department at OSU, and her thoughts on the climate faced by communities of color at Oregon State and, more broadly, by women in science. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Career Spent Mapping the World's Oceans."
Extent: 1:09:18

Digital Folder 219: Russ-Eft, Darlene, June 23, 2016
Russ-Eft outlines her academic training in Psychology, her nearly three-decade long private sector career in program evaluation and training, and her progression as a faculty member in OSU's College of Education. Of particular note are Russ-Eft's thoughts on the university's Community College Leadership doctoral program, and her perspectives on differing modes of learning. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Evolution and Growth in the College of Education."
Extent: 1:23:39

Digital Folder 220: Beilstein, Mike, July 7, 2016
Beilstein shares his memories of his undergraduate studies at OSU in Biochemistry and Biophysics, and also speaks of his career as a faculty research assistant in Agricultural Chemistry and Animal Sciences. He likewise comments on his multiple terms in office as a member of the Corvallis City Council. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Scientist and Activist on the Corvallis City Council."
Extent: 2:17:16

Digital Folder 221: Pearson, Erwin, July 8, 2016
Pearson reflects on his undergraduate years as an Animal Husbandry major at Oregon State College, and provides his institutional memories of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine through the lense of his many years as a faculty member within the college. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A History of Ups and Downs for Veterinary Medicine at OSU."
Extent: 1:36:07

Digital Folder 222: Parker, Mike, July 8, 2016
Parker provides insight into his work as radio "Voice of the Beavers," with specific attention paid to his association with the OSU baseball program and, in particular, his memories of the program's back-to-back College World Series championships in 2006 and 2007. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Greg Garcia and Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The View from the Broadcast Booth."
Extent: 1:45:07

Digital Folder 223: Casey, Pat, July 11, 2016
Casey outlines his career as head baseball coach at OSU, reflecting specifically on his program's two national titles in 2006 and 2007, and commenting as well on the major themes and philosophies that have defined the program during his years of association. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Greg Garcia and Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The View from the Dugout."
Extent: 0:56:10

Digital Folder 224: O'Brien, Gloria, July 27, 2016
O'Brien discusses her work as a greenhouse technician at OSU as well as her active involvement with the Service Employees International Union local 083. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Fighting for Workers' Rights."
Extent: 1:12:11

Digital Folder 225: Stevens, Billie, August 9, 2016
Stevens reflects on her career as a 4-H and family development Extension agent working in Crook County and Hood River County. Interview conducted in Hood River, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "4-H Extension in Hood River County."
Extent: 1:04:32

Digital Folder 226: Macnab, Sandy, August 9, 2016
Macnab shares his memories of his undergraduate and graduate studies at OSU and of his work as an OSU Extension Agent in Sherman County and Wasco County, and likewise shares his observations of community life and socio-economic change in Oregon's dryland wheat country. Interview conducted in Hood River, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Extension, History, and Change in Sherman and Wasco Counties."
Extent: 1:56:45

Digital Folder 227: Blanchard, Gary; Bond Starker; and Anna (Starker) May, August 29, 2016
Gary Blanchard, Bond Starker and Anna May (Starker's daughter) speak of their close working and family connections with Starker Forests, Inc. They likewise compare and contrast their student experiences as undergraduates in Oregon State's Forestry program, having each attended at very different points in school history. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Starker Forests through the Generations."
Extent: 2:08:41

Digital Folder 228: McGregor, Jessina, September 7, 2016
McGregor traces her undergraduate experience as an honors double degree student in Microbiology and International Studies, and likewise discusses her epidemiological research and other experiences as a member of the OSU College of Pharmacy faculty, working out of the college's campus in Portland. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A New Path for OSU Pharmacy."
Extent: 1:05:53

Digital Folder 229: Mate, Bruce, September 8, 2016
Mate discusses his pioneering research on radio tagging and satellite tracking of multiple whale species, and also recounts the history of the OSU Marine Mammal Institute. Interview conducted in Newport, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Tracking Marine Mammals Across the World's Oceans."
Extent: 1:30:04

Digital Folder 230: Al-AbdRabbuh, Sami, September 13, 2016
Al-AbdRabbuh details his upbringing and education in Saudi Arabia and his graduate studies in Industrial Engineering at OSU. He also comments on the environment faced by international students from the Arabic-speaking world who are studying at OSU, and likewise discusses his multifaceted involvement with civic affairs. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Engineering a Better World."
Extent: 2:01:06

Digital Folder 231: Enquist, Merrily, November 18, 2016
Enquist reflects on her student years as an undergraduate in OSC's Business Education program, and also discusses her work as a tree farmer and her association with the Clackamas County Extension Service. Interview conducted in Molalla, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Of Teaching, Family Forestry, and Extension."
Extent: 1:11:31

Digital Folder 232: Black, Harold, December 7, 2016
Black recalls his OSC years as a student in Farm Crops, his service during World War II, and his career as a 4-H Agent with the Clackamas County Extension Service. Interview conducted in Milwaukie, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains one portrait photograph taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "OSC, World War II, and 4-H Extension."
Extent: 0:43:34

Series 5: Interviews, 2017

The digital folders described in each series of this collection will typically contain research materials, photographs, a .mp3 derivative of a given interview, and a .pdf scan of an interviewee's signed paper permissions form. Transcribed and contextualized versions of specific interviews are available through a dedicated project portal as noted below.

Series 5 includes interviews with nine individuals who have been recognized as Distinguished Professors, the highest honor that OSU bestows upon members of its own faculty.

Extent: 11 interviews.

Digital Folder 233: Burnett, Margaret, January 10, 2017
Burnett discusses her career in computer science, working both in academia and in the private sector, and details the research that she has conducted while a professor at OSU. Of particular interest is Burnett's description of her work on human-computer interaction and the effort to identify and address issues of gender inclusivity in software design. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Striving for Gender Equity in Computer Science."
Extent: 1:37:03

Digital Folder 234: Blaustein, Andy, February 3, 2017
Blaustein provides a survey of his career as a zoologist at OSU with particular attention paid to his research on amphibian decline and deformity. Blaustein also comments on the controversy that his ecological work has caused over the years. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Unravelling and Combatting Amphibian Decline."
Extent: 1:08:05

Digital Folder 235: Semprini, Lew, February 22, 2017
Semprini details his evolution within Environmental Engineering, with a focus on his research on in situ bioremediation of contaminated groundwaters. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Engineering Solutions for the Environment."
Extent: 1:19:49

Digital Folder 236: Acock, Alan, March 2, 2017
Acock shares his memories of his career as a sociologist, including his tenure as a researcher and administrator in the Human Development and Family Sciences department at OSU, where his scholarly focus was divided between studies of family dynamics and quantitative data analysis. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Leading Scholar of Quantitative Analysis and Family Dynamics Alike."
Extent: 1:26:49

Digital Folder 237: Strauss, Steve, March 7, 2017
Strauss reflects on his career as a forest biotechnologist, describing his research on genetic modification of tree species and likewise commenting on the larger controversies surrounding genetic engineering as it concerns a variety of plants, including agricultural crops. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Forest Scientist Navigates the Changing World of Genetic Engineering."
Extent: 1:28:07

Digital Folder 238: Moore, Frank, April 11, 2017
Moore describes his work on hormones and behavior in local salamanders, and the broader applications that this work has had toward a greater understanding of human physiology. He also discusses the academic partnership that he has maintained with his wife, Kathleen Dean Moore, herself a best-selling author and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at OSU. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Studying Salamanders to Better Understand Ourselves."
Extent: 1:26:18

Digital Folder 239: Malouf, Bob, April 19, 2017
Malouf outlines his OSU graduate studies in Fisheries and reflects on his long career in Sea Grant, including his sixteen-year tenure as director of Oregon Sea Grant. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Shaping the Sea Grant Tradition at OSU."
Extent: 1:38:21

Digital Folder 240: Tanguay, Robert, April 21, 2017
Tanguay traces his career in science with particular focus paid to his work with zebrafish as an ideal animal model for studying the impact of various environmental toxins. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Thinking Outside the Tank."
Extent: 1:33:07

Digital Folder 241: Lewis, Jon, May 4, 2017
Lewis discusses his career as a scholar of film, focusing in particular on the numerous books that he has written while a faculty member in the OSU English department. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Godfather of Film Studies at OSU."
Extent: 1:24:06

Digital Folder 242: Anderson, Betty Lu, June 1, 2017
Anderson discusses her years as an OSC student in Home Economics during the years of World War II, commenting in particular on her tenure as editor of the Barometer at the close of the war. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. File contains two portrait photographs taken by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Running The Barometer during World War II."
Extent: 1:43:35

Digital Folder 243: Robbins, Bill, June 27, 2017
Robbins reflects on his long career as a historian at OSU, commenting in particular on his research and writing on the economic and environmental histories of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Working Class Historian."
Extent: 1:41:12


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