My first memories of Phil Pearson were from a cappella choir, Ames High School, in 1948 and '49. He had a cherubic face and first tenor voice to match. I remember him as a nice guy as heowas as short and immature as I was. Our paths parted as he graduated from Ames HigH a year after me, in 1950. I had thoughts about Veterinary School of the next four years but ended up cQmbining a potpourri of classes into a B.S. in Farm Operations. At that time in my life, grade point was not the first priority. After two years in the army and a year of attempting to repair a sagging grade point, I was accepted into Veterinary School (more maturity, Joan and 2 kids were changing my priorities). And to my surprise there was Phil Pearson, currently Dr. P. T. Pearson. He had not dawdled his college years, as had some of us.
Hauser, D. E.
"Remembering Dean Pearson,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 51
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol51/iss1/3