CESSNA, O. H. (1852-1932) was in the original preparatory class that entered Iowa State in October 1868. He came to Iowa State from Nevada in a wagon with his father and the eleven miles from home seemed a long distance. His diploma, dated November 13, 1872, from the Iowa Agricultural College, was of the first graduating class. Following graduataion he was a bookkeeper, deputy treasurer of Story County and in the abstract business. He entered the Garrett Biblical Institute of Northwestern University and graduated in 1885 and was a minister for 15 years before returning to Iowa State as head of history and psychology and was college chaplain and director of religious life. He was known and loved by hundreds of Iowa State students and alumni.