SEN. JOHN F. KENNEDY met informally with Portland State College students during his 1960 campaign for president. (Photos from 1960 Viking yearbook.) Sen. Hubert Humphrey also visited campus, and folk singer Pete Seeger performed on campus at the Fine Arts Festival.
That academic year was Branford P. Millar’s first as PSC president. Bob Ziemer served as student body president, and Connie Dahl was homecoming queen. Costume dances were the rage, and men’s basketball captured the Oregon Collegiate Conference championship.