George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver's graduation photo George Washington Carver received his bachelor's (1894) and master's (1896) degrees from Iowa State, served as a faculty member and later joined the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He gained an international reputation for his plant research and creation of more than 300 products from peanuts. In 1994, Iowa State posthumously awarded him a Doctor of Humane Letters, and in 1998, an all-university celebration carried his name.

In 2008 Iowa State University established an endowed faculty in chair in honor of George Washington Carver, who was the first African-American student and faculty member here.

Our Dr. Andrew Manu, George Washington Carver Endowed Chair recently attended a naturalization ceremony at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri on May 30.  About 60 people took the oath of allegiance, officially becoming United States citizens. The following article was written by Kay Hively for the Neosho Daily News. Editor Todd Higdon gave us permission to repost. 


DIAMOND — It was a red, white and blue day as 57 people from around the world became American citizens yesterday in a ceremony at the George Washington Carver National Monument.

Valeria Cano Camacho, a junior in agronomy,was presented the George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award on Sept. 21 in Ankeny. Cano Camacho was one of five undergraduate students nationwide to receive the award. This is the second year the award was presented as a tribute to the legacy of George Washington Carver, recognizing the efforts of young people striving to achieve their dreams and discovering the relevance in following in the footsteps of Carver — emulating his curiosity about life and nature, his generosity of spirit and his dedication to progress.

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