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President Clinton will meet with the following individuals in the Oval Office at 4:00 PM Thursday January 28, 1993:
Kevin Roche, FAIA - Mr. Roche is the recipient of the 1993 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects, architecture's highest honor. The award was created in 1906 with the support of President Theodore Roosevelt and has been presented by presidents ever since, including a White House presentation in 1990 by President Bush to Arkansan Fay Jones, FAIA.
Irish-born and Connecticut-based, Mr. Roche has designed buildings such as New York City's Ford Foundation Headquarters, California's Oakland Museum and the NationsBank Plaza in Atlanta. An architect who inherited and advanced the Modernist legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen, he now takes his place alongside such fellow Gold Medalists as Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn and I.M. Pei.
Richard English - Richard is a seventeen year old bone cancer patient from Toledo, Ohio. He is coming to Washington to visit President Clinton as part of the Make-a-Wish Foundation program.
Janie R. Hill Hatton - Janie Hatton is the recipient of the 1993 National Association of Secondary School Principals (NAASP)/MetLife Principal of the Year Award. She is the Award's first winner and was selected from 250 middle level and high school principals by a panel chaired by former U.S. Secretary of Education, Terrel H. Bell.
Ms. Hutton is the principal of the Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School and is a native Arkansan.