Little Red Oil Can Award

Nomination Form: Nominate someone for the Little Red Oil Can award.

One of the oldest and most cherished traditions on the St. Paul Campus is the awarding of the "Little Red Oil Can." It was first given to Dean E. M. Freeman in 1916. It is recorded that he often forgot that a Model T Ford consumed gasoline. At an assembly in 1916, the Sophomore Class presented a red oil can to keep filled for frequent emergencies.

  • Diane McAfee, 2014
  • Lori Engstrom, 2013
  • Brittney Johnson, 2013
  • Lauren Serbus, 2012
  • Mary Buschette, 2012
  • Sharon Heron, 2011
  • Roger Meissner, 2010
  • Susan Pohlod, 2009
  • Vern Cardwell, 2008
  • Frances Homans, 2008
  • Vickie Roberts, 2008
  • St Paul Campus Career Center, 2008
  • Keith Wolf, 2008
  • Matt Wolle, 2000
  • Phil Clausen, 1999
  • College of Natural Resources Alumni Society, 1999
  • Verna Mikesh, 1999
  • Virginia Mold, 1999
  • Ronald Pitzer, 1999
  • Mark Bultmann, 1998
  • Cliff Christenson, 1998
  • Michael Martin, 1998
  • George Morris, 1998
  • Program & Activities Committee, St. Paul Student Center, 1998
  • Agricultural Ambassadors, 1997
  • Doris Mold, 1997
  • Jennifer Wagner, 1997
  • David Weinand, 1997
  • Doris Wiehe, 1997
  • Kristen Vatthauer Berning, 1996
  • Ecology Club, 1996
  • Warren Gore, 1996
  • Sandra Kelsey, 1996
  • Kathie Peterson, 1996
  • Linda Brady, 1995
  • Richard Goodrich, 1995
  • Jeanne E. Markell, 1995
  • St. Paul Board of Governors, 1995
  • Julie Tesch, 1995
  • Homa Amir-Fazli, 1975
  • John V. Bell, 1975
  • Dave Eckholm, 1975
  • Robert Hardy, 1975
  • Lynda K. Hupf, 1975
  • Sally Jorgensen, 1975
  • Lauris Krenik, 1975
  • Gerald R. McKay, 1975
  • Dee Ann S. Norskog, 1975
  • Victor Perman, 1975
  • Fred Rengel, 1975
  • Lawrence H. Smith, 1975
  • Perry Bollum, 1973
  • Natalie Gallagher, 1972
  • Dan Undersander, 1971
  • Charles M. Rausch, 1970
  • Lawrence H. Smith, 1969
  • Sander A. Ludeman, 1968
  • Ralph E. Miller, 1967
  • Robert C. Ullrich, 1966
  • Paul W. Larson, 1965
  • David N. Kanatz, 1964
  • Thomas K. Kupka, 1963
  • Kenneth Winsness, 1962
  • John W. Daly, 1961
  • Lois M. Erickson, 1960
  • Paul Cashman, 1959
  • A.A. Dowell, 1958
  • Rachel F. Munson, 1957
  • James Hammill, 1956
  • Lyle McCutchen, 1955
  • Ralph G. Nichols, 1954
  • Kathryn Vorachek, 1953
  • Paul Sandager, 1952
  • Milton O. Sands, 1951
  • Ruth Fredrickson, 1950
  • Marian O. Larson, 1949
  • Gerald Michaelson, 1948
  • Keith McFarland, 1947
  • Louise M. Godwin, 1946
  • Gladys Anderson, 1945
  • Irene L. Hanson, 1944
  • Leigh H. Harden, 1944
  • Jeanne Vollbrecht, 1943
  • E.M. Freeman, 1942
  • Herbert G. Croom, 1941
  • John Wishart, 1940
  • H. Gordon Hanson, 1939
  • Vetta Goldstein, 1938
  • C.H. Bailey, 1937
  • Margaret Jerome, 1936
  • Urban C. Nelson, 1935
  • Donald Dailey, 1934
  • Ena E. Fowler, 1933
  • Doris Fish, 1932
  • Keith Barrons, 1931
  • Henry Schmitz, 1930
  • Mildred Bennett, 1929
  • R.C. Lansing, 1928
  • Josephine Flynn, 1927
  • Mrs. E. M. Freeman, 1926
  • Herbert Joesting, 1925
  • C. P. Fitch, 1924
  • Constance Malmsten, 1923
  • Earnest Wiecking, 1922
  • Webster Literary Society, 1921
  • Harriet Goldstein, 1920
  • Ben Dunn, 1919
  • The Farm Review, 1918
  • G. E. Vincent, 1917
  • E. M. Freeman, 1916