Our very good friend Booker T. Woodard travels the United States promoting the Legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver. Please see the proclamations issued by New Mexico – Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs, along with community based organizations from around the state in Hobbs, Las Cruces, Clovis, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Carlsbad and Rio Rancho which were celebrating the rich culture, legacy and heritage of African Americans in New Mexico on June 19, 2015.
The George Washington Carver Birthplace Association, is pleased to award the 2015-2016 George Washington Carver Academic Scholarship to Ms. Nicole Hitchcock from Carthage, Mo. Nicole graduated from Carthage High School, where she was a Leader in the United Way Club, the National Honor Society, and the Link Crew. She also won honorable mention in the Missouri Scholars 100 program, sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri were invited to nominate candidates for this statewide recognition. The selection is based primarily on a formula using the student’s grade point average and ACT or SAT score. Each student nominated had to first meet criteria of an “Academic Decathlon,” which included ten “events” designed to assure the academic strength of the student. To meet the decathlon requirements, the student must have a minimum GPA of ten percent of the class, and have taken upper level courses in mathematics, science, English, school citizen, and be involved in the school activity program. Nicole plans to attend Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., where she will be majoring in Cell & Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
The Carver Birthplace Association is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new members to the CBA Board of Directors.
Dr. Walter A. Hill;
Dr. Hill has served as a faculty member for 37 years and Dean/Director for 27 years at Tuskegee University. He is currently Dean, College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences and Director, 1890 Land Grant Research and Extension. During 2012-14 he assumed additional service as Vice Provost and Interim Provost, respectively. He provided leadership for development and recent construction of the Henderson Hall for Agricultural and Life Sciences and for new degree programs in Integrative BioSciences (PhD), Integrative Public Policy and Development (PhD), Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Engineering (PhD) and Agribusiness (BS). Dr. Hill served as faculty advisor for 17 student award winning projects and is a founder of the Carver Integrative Sustainability Center, Black Belt Family Farm Marketing Innovation Center, Alabama Land Grant Alliance, Black Belt Community Foundation and Professional Agricultural Workers Journal. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Societies. He serves as Chair of the 1890 Council of Deans and was recently selected as Chair of the Administrative Heads Section of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. Dr. Hill received his PhD in agronomy from the University of Illinois, Urbana, master’s degrees from both the University of Arizona and University of Chicago, and the B.S. degree from Lake Forest College, Illinois.
Dr. Benjamin J. Allen;
Dr. Benjamin Allen served as the President, of Northern Iowa University, 2006-2013,concurrent with his appointment as professor, of the Department of Management. During his tenure as President, he provided the leadership for the Iowa state-wide mathematics and science education initiative, co-chaired the Institute for Tomorrow’s Workforce, and led a successful $150 million capital campaign. His prior academic appointments include: Provost in the Interim, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Iowa State University; Dean, College of Business, Iowa State University; University Distinguished Professor in Business, and professor in both the departments of Transportation and Logistics and Economics, Iowa State University; Oren Harris Chairholder/Professor, Department of Marketing and Transportation, University of Arkansas; Director, Midwest Transportation Center, Iowa State University/University of Iowa; and Visiting McKinley Professor of Economics and Public Utilities, Department of Economics, University of Illinois. Dr. Allen served as a Brookings Institution Policy Fellow, was awarded the doctorate of Humane Letters Honorary Degree by Iowa State University, is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Golden Key Honor Societies, has complied a distinguished record of scholarship, and served as a consultant to a range of entities (ATA Foundation, U. S. Department of Transportation, Burlington Northern Railroad Company, the Federal Trade Commission). Dr. Allen received a PhD and MA degrees in economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and a BS degree in economics from Indiana University, Bloomington.
George Washington Carver National Monument and Carver Birthplace Association are excited to be a part of the “Find Your Park” program, celebrating the National Park’s Centennial.
Check out this link for information on the 2015 Art & Essay competition for 4th graders
Saturday, January 3rd.
Farber Building at Crowder College, Neosho, MO
Taking reservations for the Carver Commemorative Dinner. Please call 417 325-4151 Ext 276 to confirm. We have some great Silent Auction items, including (4) $50 Gift Cards from Academy Sports. A LA-Z-Boy chair from our very good friends at LA-Z-Boy Midwest, Pampering from Health E Fix in Neosho, Joplin Y membership, an original movie poster from the new George Washington Carver Movie, Dr. Fly’s in Neosho and Carthage, Precious Moments figurines. That is just a sampling of great items. We even have wine & cheese.. Plan on a great time…..Make your reservations now…
Director Ann McCormick and CBA Board Member Gary Stubblefield on the upcoming George Washington Carver Commemorative Dinner.
The Carver Birthplace Association is pleased to announce the new Executive Board and Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term.
Chair: Dr. Luther Williams, Chesterfield, MO
Vice Chair: Mr. Larry James, Neosho, MO
Secretary: Ms. Denise Jessen, Neosho, MO
Treasurer: Mr. William Kean, Joplin, MO
Past Chair: Ms. Jodie Murray Burns, Bentonville, AR
2014/15 Board of Directors:
Dr. Brad Tyndall, New Castle, CO
Mr. Larry Swift, Neosho, MO
Mr. Gary Stubblefield, Carl Junction, MO
Ms. Cathy Welsh, Joplin, MO
Dr. Eulanda Sanders, Ames, IA
Mr. Charles Nodler, Neosho, MO
Ms. Melodee Colbert Kean, Joplin, MO
Thank you to all CBA members and CBA Board Members for your dedication to the George Washington Carver Birthplace Association and the George Washington Carver National Monument. We look forward to another outstanding year.
Carver Birthplace Association Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the George Washington Carver National Monument
The meeting will be from 10am-12pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Monument
Topics of Discussion:
Executive Director’s Report & Update
Board of Directors’ Update
1872 Neosho Colored Schoolhouse Updates
Carver Commemorative Dinner Plans
Where Do We Go From Here
Nominations and Election of New Board Members
Refreshments will be served
*The Board of Directors and Carver Commemorative Dinner Planning Committee will meet directly after the membership meeting
“Mark your calendars for the 2015 Carver Commemorative Dinner, Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, 6:00 pm in the Farber building at Crowder College in Neosho, MO. For more information or to donate silent auction items that will benefit our 2015-2016 George Washington Carver Scholarship, please call: Executive Director, Ann McCormick
417 325-4151 Ext: 276.”