George Washington Carver Day of Recognition Program

01 Feb 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Office of the President
  • Tuskegee University
  • Simpson College
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Celebrate Iowa's first George Washington Carver Day of Recognition!

This program will feature notable speakers including:

  • Dr. Kenneth M. Quinn, former U.S. ambassador to Cambodia and president emeritus of The World Food Prize Foundation
  • Dr. Dan Robinson, dean of ISU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, ISU President
  • Dr. Olga Bolden-Tiller, dean of Tuskegee University's College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences
  • Marsha Kelliher, president of Simpson College
  • Dewayne Goldmon, senior advisor for racial equity to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
  • Simon Estes, internationally renown opera singer and the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Artist in Residence at ISU's Department of Music and Theatre

A free and open reception will be begin at 5pm with foods inspired by Dr. Carver.

The program will begin at 5:30pm and conclude at 7pm with free ice cream from ISU Creamery.

To watch the livestream of the event, click here.

This event will be recorded and available for two weeks on the Lectures website at Please allow 2-3 days for the Lecture to be edited, captioned and posted.

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