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CLC instructor meets with former president

A Central Lakes College instructor had a presidential meeting last week in Atlanta. CLC political science instructor Steve Wenzel met with former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. This was the second time Wenzel wa...

Central Lakes College political science instructor Steve Wenzel (left) meets with former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. (Contributed photo)
Central Lakes College political science instructor Steve Wenzel (left) meets with former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. (Contributed photo)

A Central Lakes College instructor had a presidential meeting last week in Atlanta.

CLC political science instructor Steve Wenzel met with former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. This was 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.

Wenzel was the guest of Patrick Plonski, executive director of Books for Africa, and was able to chat with Carter during the two-day trip.

"I greatly admire President Carter," Wenzel said. "He is an excellent example and reflects the proper role of a former president. He truly cares about people. He has a great humanitarian spirit that makes for a better world."

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Wenzel said he'll share his experiences with his students in his CLC political science classes.

During his visit, Wenzel was also given a personal three-hour tour of the Carter Center. Wenzel said he was impressed with how detailed and digitally organized the Jimmy Carter Library is. Library staff was able to show letters Wenzel wrote to Carter dating back to 1979, as well as other correspondence from White House staff.

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