THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FOUR MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION
President Clinton today announced his intention to designate Frank Annunzio to serve as chairman of the board of trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. The President also announced his intention to appoint John Pierce, Dr. Thomas K. Thomas and Agnes Vaghi to the board.
Mr. Annunzio previously served as the United States Representative from Illinois' 11th District in the 89th through the 102nd Congress, where he sponsored the legislation creating the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.
John C. Pierce of Washington has been the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Washington State University (WSU) since 1987. He has been a professor in WSU's department of political science for over twenty years. Dr. Pierce is also the author of numerous books and journal articles.
Dr. Thomas K. Thomas of Illinois is the past president of the National Council of Community Services and Continuing Education, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Colleges. He is a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education to Study Preparation of the Workforce.
Agnes E. Vaghi of Maryland is a writer and a member of the board of directors of the National Italian American Foundation.
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation was created to encourage and support research for new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind. The board also awards fellowships to outstanding individuals to encourage such discoveries. Recipients will be known as Columbus Scholars.