Governor honors Larry Hutchinson for Dictionary Project work

Chester J. Culver

Governor of the State of Iowa

Hereby officially recognizes



Larry Hutchinson

Outstanding Iowan



Larry and his late wife, Nancy, had a dream of providing dictionaries to elementary students and were inspired by the work of the Dictionary Project. After Nancy`s death, Larry and his children, Tom and Andrea, distributed books to Nancy`s second-graders at E. A. Kreft Primary. He continued his work as a memorial to Nancy with the help of Rotary, Elks, and Kiwanis Clubs across Iowa. Since 2006, Larry has personally donated or been responsible for arranging the donation of dictionaries to 45,000 children, representing all 3rd grade students in Iowa.



On behalf of all Iowans, we thank Larry for his vision and dedication to our students.