Clifford H. Beem, longtime dean of Mason City Junior College, now director of arts and sciences at North Iowa Area Community College. He received the B.A. degree from Drake University in 1924 and the M.A. from the U of I in 1931. During the period of his administration at Mason City Junior College, the institution grew from 200 local-area students to 1,285 students from throughout the state and from other states and countries.