Birth Name: ALICE EUDORAH BIDDLE
Birthplace: Corvallis, Oregon
Married: William Walter Moreland
Alice E. Biddle was the first woman to graduate from the institution which would become Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, 1870. She was one of three in the first graduating class of the new Corvallis College. She graduated a four-year curriculum after only three years at the age of 16. She subsequently married one of her professors and moved with him to California. She later became an organizer of the first alumni meeting for the new institution.
Sculpture Notes: There is a small metal plaque in front of the statue with the following inscription:
Kirk St. Maur 1983
THE QUEST bronze
The Quest symbolizes ALICE E. RIDDLE, who in 1870 became the first woman to graduate from what is now Oregon State University. It reflects the energy, dedication and strength of all students in the pursuit of learning.
This work made possible
by Oregon's Art in Public Places Program
Sculptor: Kirk St . Maur
Installation Date: 1983
Location: Oregon State University campus, near the Memorial Union Building, on the east side, in a small courtyard. Corvallis, Oregon.
Date of Photos: November 11, 2013.