Year of events to celebrate life and work of George Washington Carver

Updated: 2/21/2014 12:30 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION


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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (February 21, 2014) – The 150th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s greatest scientists will be marked with a yearlong celebration in the university community. A series of lectures and events will be held to honor George Washington Carver, Tuskegee’s most renowned professor and researcher.

“George Washington Carver was born in 1864 and came to Tuskegee in 1897. During his 46 years at Tuskegee University, he became world renowned because of his love of God, power of observation, creativity and service,” said Walter A. Hill, provost and dean of the College of Agriculture and Environment and Nutrition Sciences.

Starting today at the Annual Farmers Conference, there will be a commemoration presentation at noon in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Tuskegee University. OnFeb. 28, the 16th George Washington Carver Convocation will be held at 11 a.m. in University Chapel. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Ph.D., Administrator for Agricultural Research Service with the United States Department of Agriculture, will give the keynote address.


About Tuskegee University

Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee University is home to approximately 3,000 students from the U.S. and 30 foreign countries. The academic programs are organized into seven colleges and schools: 1.) Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science, 2.) College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, 3.) College of Arts and Sciences, 4.) College of Engineering, 5.) College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, 6.) Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science, and 7.) School of Education.

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