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Carrie Halsell Ward

Oregon State University's first African-American graduate


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Carrie Halsell Ward was Oregon State University's first African-American graduate. She graduated in 1926, with a B.A. of Science in Commerce.Early life Carrie Halsell was born on October 26, 1903 in Boulder, Colorado to William and Bessie Halsell, the third of six children. The family moved to Salem, Oregon around 1912 where William worked various jobs including janitor, laborer, and farmer and by 1921 he was a shopkeeper on State Street.

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Oregon State University

Public research university in Corvallis, Oregon, United States

New York University

Private research university in New York City