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Steve Wozniak Speaks at Buena Vista University

October 05, 2019 12:33pm

(Storm Lake, IA) – Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., discussed his path to business success and personal happiness as the 23rd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate at Buena Vista University on Friday.

Wozniak keynoted an afternoon panel before an estimated 700 people while taking questions from six BVU students in Schaller Memorial Chapel on campus. Friday evening, he took the stage in Anderson Auditorium for a question-and-answer with BVU President Joshua Merchant.

Wozniak, better known as “The Woz,” touched on education in many of his responses, noting that class size is one of the most important factors in a child’s education. For years, the business leader served as a volunteer teacher and, as a philanthropist, has founded several educational endeavors.

Other past speakers include former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush; and Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, and Tony Blair, among others.