Some of Iowa State's
alumni and former students.....
Albrook was born July 5, 1892 in Delhi, Iowa. He received his B.S. (1917) from Iowa State College (University). Lieutenant Albrook was an aviator for the U.S. Army Air Service. On August 12, 1924, he was fatally injured when the aircraft he was piloting crashed. Albrook passed away on September 17, 1922.
Andre received all of his degrees from Iowa State: B.S.(1931);
M.S. (1933) and Ph.D (1936) in Agriculture.
He then became an instructor in the Dept. of Entomology and Zoology in
1936 until 1938. By 1949 he was Dean of the College of Agriculture as
well as Director of the Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment
Station and held these positions until his death.
Atanasoff received his M.S. (1926) in Mathematics and went on to
develop the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (with Clifford Berry). For
more information, please see this exhibit: John Vincent Atanasoff.
After graduating from Iowa State, Bartley received a
master's degree in political science from the University of
Wisconsin (1962). He then joined the staff of the Wall Street
Journal, working in Chicago and Philadelphia before joining the
editorial page staff in 1964. He was appointed editor of the
editorial page in 1972, and editor of the Journal as a whole in
1979. He became vice president of the Journal in 1983, and
continued to serve both as editor and vice president of the
publication until January 2003 when he was named editor
emeritus. He won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1980.
Graduated from Iowa State College (University)
with a B.S. (1935) in agronomy, but had started his career in 1926 after
having met Pioneer Hi-Bred founder Henry A. Wallace at a corn day
program at Iowa State. As Pioneer Hi-Bred's lead plant breeder for 43
years, Baker developed many of the company's first hybrid seed corns,
including the first single-cross hybrid corn to be produced in volume.
He is credited with establishing the scientific groundwork in the 1930s
that helped Pioneer Hi-Bred become the world's largest seed corn
Received degrees in electrical engineering (1939), M.S. (1941)
in physics, and his Ph.D (1948) and assisted John Vincent Atanasoff in
building the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC).
After graduating in Animal Husbandry, Bliss was the Director of
Iowa State Extension (1914-1946).
Winner of the Gold Medal in Wrestling at the 1948 London Olympics.
Winner of the Bronze Medal in Wrestling at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
George Washington Carver:
Inspiring Students to Become Their Best: Dr. George Washington
Carrie Chapman Catt:
Resources for further research
Hubert Branch Crouch:
Dr. Crouch received his M.S. (1930) in protozoology and PhD
(1936) in parasitology from Iowa State College. He spent
twenty-eight years at Tennessee State University (where the
Graduate School Building is named for him) and founded the
National Institute of Science (formerly the Association of
Science Teachers in Negro Colleges and Affiliated Institutions).
Vine Deloria, Jr. received a degree in general science from Iowa
State in 1958. He also has a degree from the Lutheran School of
Theology (1963) and a law degree from the University of Colorado
(1970). He was recognized as one of America's leading Native
American spokesmen. He authored numerous books on Native
American issues, and served as a Professor of History at the
University of Colorado.
Beth Ellen Doran:
Beth Ellen Doran, an ISU Extension beef field specialist,
was named the 2005 Woman of the Year by the Iowa Cattlemen's
Association. Doran received her B.S. in animal science in
Winner of the Gold Medal in Wrestling at
the 1972 Munich Olympics.
John Garang (de
John Garang (b. 1945) was the Vice-President of Sudan and former
leader of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army. He
received a B.A. from Grinnell College, and a master's in agricultural
economics and Ph.D in economics from Iowa State University.
Dr. Garang played an integral role in ending Sudan's civil war, but
was killed in a helicopter crash in 2005.
Thomas R. Harkin
A graduate in Government, Senator Harkin has served 3 terms in the U.S.
Senate, and authored the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
Evelyn Victoria Hunter:
Dr. Hunter was Iowa State's first African
American female who received a Master's degree in Home
Economics Education from ISU
receiving her B.S. degree from Prairie View A & M
College. During her time in Texas she organized an
annual "Home Economics Week," on a state-wide basis.
She became a professor of Home Economics and Department
head at Virginia State in Petersburg, Virginia.
Mary "M.K." Hurd:
Mary Krumboltz Hurd received her B.S. in
Engineering from Iowa State University in 1947 and is the author of
seven editions of Formwork for Concrete.
Named the Poet Laureate of the United States (2004-2006) and has also
won the Pultizer Prize for poetry.
Winner of the Gold Medal in Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona
Teng-hui was born near
when the island was under Japanese colonial occupation. He graduated
Kyoto Imperial University and the
National Taiwan University, where
1948, he earned a bachelor's degree
in agricultural science. In
1953, Lee received a master's
degree in agricultural economics from the
Iowa State University in the
States. Lee subsequently returned to Taiwan as an
economist with the Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction and
later earned a Ph.D in agricultural economics from
Cornell University in
1978 Lee was appointed mayor of
Taipei, where he solved water
shortages and improved the city's irrigation problems. In
1981, he became governor of
Taiwan Province and made further
irrigation improvements. In 1988, he was appointed President of
Taiwan, and was re-elected, serving until 2000.
Samuel Massie, a native of
Arkansas and graduate of the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Fisk
University, received his Ph.D in chemistry from Iowa State
University. Dr. Massie was named to the Manhattan Project Research
Group of Iowa State professor Henry Gilman. He held a variety of
teaching positions at Fisk University (where he was later named Dept.
chair), Langston University, Howard University, North Carolina College,
and finally, the U.S. Naval Academy where he served as the first
African-American Department chair of chemistry.
El Moutawakel, a 1988 graduate (Physical Education) won the Olympic
gold medal in the 400 meter hurdles in the 1984 Olympics. She
was the first Islamic woman, the first Iowa State woman, and the
first Moroccan to win a gold medal. She is active
internationally in promoting sports for women, and in 2004, served as
Chair of the Olympic Evaluation Commission.
Papers and Biography
Dr. Patterson received his undergraduate degrees from Prairie View
State College (Texas) and received his doctorate in Veterinary
Medicine (D.V.M.) from Iowa State in 1927. After receiving
additional degrees from Cornell University, Dr. Patterson was an
Instructor (1923-1928) at Virginia State College. He was then
the Director of Agriculture at Tuskegee Institute (University) and
was later named its President (1935-1953). He founded their
school of veterinary medicine, and in 1987, was awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Winner of the Gold Medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the Silver Medal in Wrestling at the 1976 Montreal
Cael Sanderson, ISU
student-athlete in wrestling, finishes
his Iowa State career as the only undefeated
four-time champion in NCAA history (159-0) in 2002. He is named the
2002 ESPY Award winner for Best College Male Athlete and Sports
Illustrated names his college career as the Number 2 most
outstanding achievement in the history of college sports. He goes
on to win a 2004 Olympic Gold Medal
at the 2004 Athens Olympics
and is now the Head Coach of Iowa State Wrestling.
A journalism graduate (1950) of Iowa State, Sidey joined the staff
of Life Magazine in 1955 and began reporting on the White House and
the Presidency in 1957. He then worked for Time Magazine as a
columnist, White House Correspondent, and bureau chief, and has also
authored numerous books on individual Presidents.
Edgar W. Stanton:
Papers and Biography, 1869-1976
Winner of the Bronze Medal in Greco Wrestling at the 1972 Munich
After Henry A. Wallace graduated in 1910, he became
associate editor of Wallaces Farmer, a farm magazine founded by
his father and grandfather. At this time, he also began the
first commercial production of hybrid seed corn, starting a
company which would become an agribusiness giant, Pioneer Hybrid
Seed Company. He became editor of the Wallaces' Farmer in 1924
upon his father's death. Wallace was called to Washington, D.C.
in 1933 as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He then served as
Franklin D. Roosevelt's third term vice-president, from
1940-1944, and was then briefly U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He
ran unsuccessfully for president as the Progressive Party
candidate in 1948.