UAC Commencement Programs: 1916
Commencement Week Invitation
June 4-6, 1916
This is the invitation for the 23rd annual commencement week of the Utah Agricultural College. It lasted from Sunday, June 4th to Tuesday, June 6th. Unlike the 1915 commencement week, this one only lasts three days like the rest of the preceeding years. Some of the exercises for this week include a Baccalaureate Sermon, concert, senior day, the actual commencement ceremony, an alumni banquet and the annual alumni ball.
The sixth U.A.C. president Elmer George Peterson replaces President John A. Widstoe.
President Elmer George Peterson (1916-1945)
"President E. G. Peterson sees broadly, thinks deeply, acts wisely and sympathetically, and senses keenly the needs of the state and the mission of the Agricultural College.
He came to his new position with not only the native executive ability which the station demands, but also a rare degree of scholarship and experience.
Upon his graduation from U.A.C. in 1904, he was retained as instructor and assistant professor during the years 1904-06. In 1906 he attended the graduate school of the University of Chicago. In 1908 he entered the graduate school of Cornell University, receiving in 1911 the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. He was instructor in Cornell University, in 1909-10.
He filled the position of professor of Bacteriology at the Oregon Agricultural College in 1910-11, and at the same time was Bacteriologist of the Oregon Experiment Station. He was appointed Director of Extension in Utah in 1912, a position if which he capably filled until his election to the presidency of the college.”
The Buzzer 1916 (pg. 39-56)
(From left to right)
Picture 1: Track runners at practice lining up at the starting line.
Picture 2: Agriculture students being instructed by a professor about horses.
Picture 3: Students working on a wood-carving project.
Picture 4: Female students in a domestic arts classroom.