Statues Placed on Campus to Recognize People
Borlaug ‑‑ This Cresco native is respected the world over for his work as an
agricultural scientist. In 1970 he won the Nobel Peace Prize in
recognition of his contributions to the "Green Revolution" of the
1960s and 1970s.
Joseph L. Budd
‑‑ Former Iowa State professor from the 1870s to 1900 who was the founder
and for 17 years the secretary of the Iowa Horticultural Society.
Burrell ‑‑ Burrell is recognized in a plaque at Veenker Memorial Golf Course for
his work directing the Iowa Masters golf tournament, which is played
annually at Veenker. Burrell was sports information director at Iowa
State from 1941 to 1978.
‑‑ A horticulturalist and
prime mover in the organization of Iowa State who was the president of
the first Board of Trustees.
Gue ‑‑ Early Iowa legislator who is credited as "the founding father" of Iowa
Hornaday ‑‑ A
Iowa State College student who made many important contributions to
zoology and conservation from the late 1800s through the early 1930s.
Stalker ‑‑ The driving force in developing Iowa State's first curriculum in
veterinary science, he became head of the college's veterinary work in
the 1870s and served as the first dean, from 1898 to 1900. Stalker
House in Fisher‑Nickel Hall is named in his honor.
‑‑ A statue of Jack Trice,
Iowa State's first black athlete, is located between Beardshear and
Carver halls. Trice died in 1923 from injuries received in his first
major college football game. Iowa State's football stadium
was named for him in 1997.
Wynn ‑‑ Wynn was head of
both the English and history departments at Iowa State during the
Other plaques on
campus which honor persons listed elsewhere in this publication
include: John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford E. Berry, William M.
Beardshear, Charles E. Bessey, Seaman A. Knapp, Louis H. Pammel, Edgar
W. Stanton, Henry C. Wallace and Adonijah S. Welch.
Just outside of
Ross Hall's north entrance is a plaque dedicated to three ISU athletes
killed in a Colorado plane crash in 1978 ‑‑ Jeff Myers, Laura Vernon
and Brian Vincent.
Memorial Golf Course, a plaque is dedicated to members of the Iowa
State women's cross country team and staff who died in a 1985 crash of
an ISU plane returning from the NCAA championship ‑Sue Baxter, Sheryl
Maahs, Julie Rose, Stephanie Streit, coaches Ron Renko and Pat
Moynihan and ISU pilot Burton H. Watkins.