Central Lakes College instructor meets with former President Jimmy Carter
Central Lakes College political science instructor Steve Wenzel met with former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
This is the second time Wenzel was invited as a guest to a Board of Councilors event. The first was in 1986 when the Jimmy Carter Library was dedicated.
Last week’s event was in part to celebrate Books for Africa, a cause to which CLC donated a significant amount of library and faculty textbooks in 2014.
The guest of Patrick Plonski, executive director of Books for Africa, Wenzel chatted with President Carter during the two-day trip.
“I greatly admire President Carter. He is an excellent example of the proper role of a former president,” Wenzel said. “He truly cares about people. He has a great humanitarian spirit that makes for a better world.”
Wenzel said he’ll share his experiences with students in his CLC classes.
During his visit, Wenzel was also given a personal tour of the Carter Center.
Wenzel said he was impressed with how detailed and digitally organized the Jimmy Carter Library is. Library staff were able to show letters dating back to 1979, as well as other correspondence from White House staff.