The Community Foundation of South Alabama’s Annual Luncheon will be hosted on Friday, March 17, 2017. The luncheon will take place at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event will feature Roy Hoffman as the moderator and E. O. Wilson as the guest speaker.
As a boy growing up in Mobile, E.O. Wilson fed his fascination for nature absorbed in the Gulf Coast’s teeming wildlife. A fishing accident left him blind in one eye and directed his focus on small creatures viewable under a microscope. In high school, Wilson discovered the first fire ant colony. He went on to study biology at the University of Alabama. Recognized today as one of the leading biologists in the world and recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes in non-fiction, Wilson is currently the Honorary Curator in Entomology and University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University.