OSU College salutes 41 Diamond Pioneers

October 14, 2003

CORVALLIS - Ranchers, farmers, community leaders, teachers and research scientists are among the 41 men and women who were honored as Diamond Pioneers Tuesday, Oct. 14, by the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences.

They were added to the College's Diamond Pioneer Agricultural Achievement Registry at a luncheon hosted by Dean Thayne Dutson at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center in Corvallis. John V. Byrne, OSU president emeritus, was the guest speaker.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the registry, honoring those 75 years and older for their contributions to agriculture, their communities and OSU. With the addition of this year's group, the number honored will reach 746 persons. The registry started when the college marked its 75th anniversary.

Those being honored as 2003 Diamond Pioneers are Virginia Tubbs, Adams; Fred Warner, Baker City; Kenneth Beebe, Central Point; Don B. Anderson, Cornelius; Alfred Haunold, John V. Byrne, Charles Leach, William McGuire, H. Joe Myers, Burdette Peterson, Roger Peterson and Dale Weber, Corvallis.

Peter Jensen, Halsey; Vincent D. Dobbin and Glen Grossen, Hillsboro; Ralph Hart, Island City; Arlene Oliver, John Day; Andrew Greeley, Jordan Valley; Harold Youngberg, Keizer; James Elings and James Kerns, Klamath Falls; John Shipley and Donald Thompson, Moro; Keith Gressley, Isao Kameshige and William Panike, Ontario.

Robert Ramig and Virgil Rupp, Pendleton; David Lowry, Phoenix; H. Ronald Cameron, Portland; Len Forster and Floyd Smith, Shedd; Don Grabe, Sisters; John R. Thienes and Eldon Wagenblast, The Dalles; Carl Froude and Beverly Froude, Tigard; Carl and Irene Bosch, Tillamook; John Bishop, Vale; and Everett Metzentine, Wamic.

Author: Len Calvert
Source: Loretta Austin