Explore the art and science of saving lives in complex emergencies with Neil Otto ’72, Feb. 23–March 10.
The Wilson Program
Ami began her career in food and agriculture as a young girl terrorizing her mother’s garden. As a kid, her mom tricked her into thinking that cucumbers from the garden were candy, and Ami has been a believer that fresh food is fundamental to health and well-being ever since (and more delicious than candy). In her teenage years, she helped her family run a café at the Fairfield, Iowa farmers’ market, cooking and selling delicious meals with local produce every week. While studying at Grinnell College, she twisted her Sociology major and Global Development Studies concentration to focus on food systems as much as possible. She completed an internship with Cultivate Kansas City in the summer of 2008, where she primarily worked with the New Roots for Refugees program in its first year. That summer she became intrigued by the idea of creating thriving communities around food, so returned to Kansas City after her graduation to continue this work.
Alumni in tech careers share insights during fall break.
Eric Groves '85 presents Startup (in)Sanity: 7 Tips from a Serial Entrepreneur, a Wilson Program public lecture.
The Wilson Program funds and promotes a range of activities in support of our mission to enhance student understanding and experience in areas of innovation and leadership. We support interdisciplinary, discovery-mode liberal arts courses, fund mentored student internships in organizations throughout the world, send students to conferences and workshops around the country both to train and present their own work, and invite college alumni to return to campus to offer insights and salient experiences derived from creative careers and responsible leadership.
The Donald L. Wilson Program in Enterprise and Leadership was endowed by alumnus Donald L. Wilson ’25 and his wife, Winifred Read Wilson. This distinguished program serves to provide students with opportunities to understand and practice leadership and innovation.
It is co-directed by a faculty member and the Daniel and Patricia Jipp Finkelman Dean of Careers, Life and Service, and served by a committee of faculty, staff, and students, as well as a leadership council of distinguished alumni.
Myron Rolle will present a free, public talk at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 3, in the Alumni Recitation Hall Auditorium (Room 302).
Rolle is a neurosurgeon, football all-american, Rhodes scholar, NFL draftee, and humanitarian.