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Sesquicentennial celebration

History of Iowa State: Campus Buildings

Sponsored by the University Archives, Iowa State University Library

Copyright 2006

 

For Whom it is Named

By David Craft (1983 Edition) and
Steve Jones (1989 Edition)
University Relations
University Archives  (2003 Edition)


Plaques and Statues Placed on Campus to Recognize People

Norman E. 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.

Harry G. 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.

Suel Foster ‑‑ A horticulturalist and prime mover in the organization of Iowa State who was the president of the first Board of Trustees.

Benjamin F. Gue ‑‑ Early Iowa legislator who is credited as "the founding father" of Iowa State College.

William T. Hornaday ‑‑ A former Iowa State College student who made many important contributions to zoology and conservation from the late 1800s through the early 1930s.

Millikan 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.

Jack Trice ‑‑ 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.

William H. Wynn ‑‑ Wynn was head of both the English and history departments at Iowa State during the 1880s.

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.

At Veenker 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.