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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 9, 1998
                   FOR 1998-1999 WHITE HOUSE FELLOWSHIPS

Eighty-three outstanding men and women have advanced to the second round of competition for a White House Fellowship, America's most prestigious fellowship program for leadership development and public service. Only one in five applicants were selected as Regional Finalists for the 1998-1999 Class of White House Fellows.

White House Fellows spend a year serving the President as full-time paid special assistants to members of the Cabinet and senior White House staff. The nearly 500 alumni of the program have gone on to become leaders in all fields of endeavor, fulfilling the fellowship's mission to encourage active citizenship and service to the nation. Previous Fellows include: Colin L. Powell, Chairman of America's Promise and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian; Tom Johnson, CEO of CNN; Gen. Wesley K. Clark, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; Jane Cahill Pfeiffer, former Chairman, NBC; and Suzan Johnson Cook, member, President Clinton's Advisory Board on Race.

During April, panels of prominent citizens in Washington, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles will interview the Regional Finalists and select 25-30 National Finalists, who will be interviewed from June 4-7 by the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. The Commission will then recommend 11-19 names to President Clinton for appointment.

The White House Fellowship program, established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, provides an opportunity for outstanding Americans to spend a year working hand in hand with leaders in the federal government. The Fellows also participate in an education program that includes off-the-record meetings with high-ranking government officials, scholars, journalists and private-sector leaders. White House Fellows are expected to have a record of remarkable achievement early in their careers, the skills required to serve at the highest levels of government, the potential to be leaders in their professions, and a proven commitment to public service.

This year's Regional Finalists come from 24 states, as well as the District of Columbia, and represent diverse professions. The group includes: 9 doctors and health professionals; 16 lawyers; 6 teachers; 18 from the business sector; 5 from non-profit organizations; 4 scientists and technology experts; 2 film producers, an author, a minister and a police sergeant. A complete list of the Regional Finalists is appended below.

To obtain an application for the 1999-2000 program, please write to the White House Fellows Program, 712 Jackson Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503. Only U.S. citizens may apply, and employees of the Federal government are not eligible except if they are in the armed services. The application deadline will be February 1, 1999. The fellowship program runs from September 1 through August 31 of every year.

           The President's Commission on White House Fellowships
                        1998-99 Regional Finalists

Ted Ashburn, 30
Research Chemist; MD Candidate, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Darwyn Banks, 31
Captain, U.S. Air Force; National Reconnaissance Office, VA

Jeffrey Bartkoski, 35
LCDR, U.S. Navy; Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC

Joshua Becker, 28
Business Entrepreneur; JD-MBA Candidate, Stanford University, CA

Pieter Boelhouwer, 31
Management Consultant, McKinsey & Co., Stamford, CT

Mark Brzezinski, 32
Attorney, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, DC

Jean Callahan, 34
Attorney, Legal Aid Society, New York, NY

Heidi Campbell-Robinson, 41
Minister, United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC

Theresa Carter, 34
Major, U.S. Air Force; Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL

Hokeun Cheigh, 27
Attorney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York, NY

Jina Lee Choi, 28
Attorney, Davis, Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY

Erin Conaton, 27
Investment Banker; Ph.D Candidate, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, MA

Rebecca Constantino, 34 Assistant Professor, Literacy Development, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Pauline Cook, 32
LCDR, U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

Geoffrey Davis, 30
Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Leela de Souza, 32
Management Consultant, McKinsey & Co., San Francisco, CA

Carlos Del Toro, 36
LCDR, U.S. Navy; aboard the USS VINCENNES Maduka Emelife, 35 Management Consultant, Gemini Consulting, Cambridge, MA

Stephen England, 37
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. Paul, MN

Daniel Feldman, 31
Attorney, Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco, CA

John Felton, 33
Attorney, Lathrop & Gage, Kansas City, MO

Tracy Fisher, 32
Business Consultant, TLF Limited, Washington, DC

John R. Flatter, 35
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps; Think Tank Analyst, VA

Elizabeth Fowler, 31
Health Services Researcher, Health Systems Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Alexander Friedman, 27
Founder, 21st Century Roundtable; JD-MBA Candidate, Columbia University, New York, NY

Jose Fuentes, 33
Physician, UMC/Community Hospitals, Fresno, CA

Jerry Gandy, 35
Major, U.S. Air Force; Long Range Strategy Branch, Ramstein AFB, Germany

Terence Giovannini, 28
Health Services Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University, MD

Jeffrey Glueck, 29
Consultant, Monitor Company, Cambridge, MA

Selma Gomez, 34
President, Applied Consulting Services Corp., Miami, FL

Ruben Gonzalez, Jr., 34
Attorney, Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, Fort Worth, TX

Lukas Haynes, 26
Ph.D Candidate, Oxford University; Director, Play for Peace Program in Bosnia, New York, NY

Jessica Herrera, 27
Attorney, Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC

Beecher Hicks, III, 30
Investment Banker, NationsBank Corp., Charlotte, NC

Matthew Horn, 33
Non-Profit Director/ International Legal Analyst, Arlington, Va.

Randall Hyer, 35
LCDR, U.S. Navy; Resident, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, DC

Benjamin Jealous, 25
MA Candidate, St. Antony's College, Oxford University, England

William Jones, 29
LT, U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

Shaz Kahng, 34
Film Producer/Management Consultant, Kurt Salmon Associates, New York, NY

C.S. Eliot Kang, 35
Foreign Policy Analyst, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo, Japan

Lawrence Kerr, 34
Ass't Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Stephanie Koury, 30
Conflict Resolution Specialist, Search for Common Ground, Gaza City, Israel

Gail Lese, 29
Film Producer/Pediatrician, Cambridge, MA

Wesley Marangu, 31
Vice President, J.P. Morgan & Co., Melbourne, Australia

Elisabeth Mason, 32
Human Rights Worker; JD Candidate, Columbia University Law School, New York, NY

Sarah McCue, 30
Director of Research and Publications, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Bruce McNamar, 35
Management Consultant, McKinsey & Co., San Francisco, CA

Kate Mehr, 35
Executive Director, Massachusetts Service Alliance, Boston, MA

F. Mike Miles, 41
Teacher, Fountain-Ft. Carson High School, Fountain, CO

Satya Misra, 55
Engineer; Project Manager, Navajo Nation, Gallup, NM

Thomas Modly, 37
Strategic Consultant; Vice President, Oxford Associates, Bethesda, MD

Mark Montgomery, 33
LCDR, U.S. Navy; Executive Officer aboard the USS ELLIOT

Christopher Moore, 36
Police Sergeant, San Jose Police Department, San Jose, CA

James O'Connor, 31
Management Consultant, A.T. Kearney Inc., Chicago, IL

Ann Marie Oliva, 27
Program Officer, The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, Washington, DC

Marc Parent, 34
Social Worker; Author,Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk; Stroudsburg, PA

Michelle Peluso, 26
Management Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, New York, NY

Gary Plumb, 37
Major, U.S. Air Force; F-16 Systems Program Office, Dayton, OH

Cindy Powell, 35
Physician/Ass't Professor of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Asifa Quraishi, 31
Attorney; LL.M Candidate, Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY

Timothy Ritchie, 37
Attorney; MPA Candidate, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Cambridge, MA

Ricardo Roca, 36
Software Systems Engineer, Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc., Arlington, VA

Israel Rollins, Jr., 32
Investor Relations Analyst/Pharmacist, Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., Nashville, TN

Daniel Rosen, 24
Business Planner, Disney Online, Inc., New York, NY

Donna Sengelaub, 38
LCDR, U.S. Navy; Meteorologist/Oceanographer aboard the USS NIMITZ

Marie-Line Sephocle, 36
Associate Professor of German, Howard University, Washington, DC

James Schenck, 31
Captain, U.S. Army; U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY

Clara Shin, 27
JD Candidate, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Cynthia Snyder, 41
Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force; National Defense University, DC

Scott Stauffer, 34
Program Director, Coro Northern California, San Francisco, CA

Hoang Taing, 31
Assistant to City Council Member, San Francisco, CA

Jon Thomas, 30
Captain, U.S. Air Force; Wing Executive Officer, Travis AFB, CA

John Tien, Jr., 34
Major, U.S. Army; U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY

Cameron Torrens, 32
Major (select), U.S. Air Force; Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, NJ

Mark Wang, 32
Associate Physical Scientist, RAND, Santa Monica, CA

Katherine Ward, 32
Human Rights Activist/Attorney, Coalition for International Justice, DC

Glenn Ware, 35
LCDR, U.S. Navy; Staff Judge Advocate, Carrier Group FIVE

Susanne Weinrauch, 34
Physician; MPA Candidate, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Cambridge, MA

Marshall Williams, 37
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army; Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington, DC

Felicia Wong, 31
Teacher, College Preparatory School of Oakland; Ph.D. Candidate, University of California at Berkeley, CA

Timothy Wu, 35 Non-profit Director/Attorney, San Francisco, CA

Linda Young, 33
Attorney, Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca,Peterson & Daheim, Tacoma, WA

Pamela Young, 37
Attorney, Hampden County District Attorney's Office, Springfield, MA