The John C. Culver Public Policy Center

About the Culver Center

The Culver Center was established at Simpson College to honor the service of John C. Culver, who served the people of Iowa for 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Simpson College strives to honor the example of John C. Culver by inspiring young people to pursue careers in service with integrity and moral courage. ... learn more

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Britney Samuelson ’17 Proved Students Can Make a Difference From Day One

“College is truly a time to grow into the person that you want to be, and everyone at Simpson helps make that process so much easier,” Britney said. “I am so thankful for the experience and the people that I’ve met here because they have given me the tools I need to be successful in this new and exciting chapter of my life.” More…

Four Simpson Students Head to Harvard to Participate in Civic Engagement Conference

Students Danielle Bates of Kansas City, Mo., Jacob Bruns of Washington, Iowa, Randy Paulson of Grinnell and Emily Schwickerath of New Hampton will attend the conference with Seth Andersen, director of the John C. Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College. All four students are recipients of the Culver Fellowship, which supports their studies in politics and public policy. More…

Sophomore Sydney Samples Honored as 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with access to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. More…

Chuck Hagel, Former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator, to Deliver Culver Lecture

Seth Andersen, director of the Culver Center, said, “The Culver Center is honored to welcome Secretary Hagel to Simpson College to deliver this year’s Culver Lecture. His far-ranging, dedicated service to our nation and to presidents of both parties gives him unique and timely insights into critically important issues of national security, intelligence, and foreign relations.” More…