Here’s more good news for Simpson College and the John C. Culver Public Policy Center:
The Wallace Genetic Foundation has renewed its grant support for the Center and its work to promote engaged citizenship on the Simpson campus and in the broader community.
The Foundation, which has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., has provided grant support since the Center was founded in 2010.
“The Culver Public Policy Center is deeply grateful to the Wallace Genetic Foundation for its ongoing support of the Culver Fellows program and all of the opportunities it provides Simpson College students to become actively-engaged citizens,” said Seth Andersen, director of the Culver Center.
The connection between Sen. John C. Culver and the Wallace family runs deep.
Culver co-authored with John Hyde the book, “American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace.” This definitive biography deeply explores Henry A. Wallace’s early life and career in Iowa, including his connection to George Washington Carver, the ground-breaking African-American botanist and former Simpson College student who opened the young Wallace’s eyes to the enormous potential of the plant sciences.
“American Dreamer” comprehensively covers Wallace’s tenure as Secretary of Agriculture (1933-40), Vice-President of the United States (1941-45), Secretary of Commerce (1945-46), and presidential candidate for the Progressive Party in 1948.