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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 7, 1999
                         FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP BOARD

     The President today announced his intent to appoint John C. Culver,

William C. Mauk and Huel D. Perkins to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Mr. John C. Culver, of Bethesda, Maryland, is currently a senior partner with Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn in Washington, D.C. He was elected from Iowa to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1964 to 1974, and in the U.S. Senate from 1974 to 1981. Senator Culver has been the recipient of six honorary degrees and numerous international awards. He is a director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of the Institute of Politics of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and board chairman of Very Special Arts. Senator Culver obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1954 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1962. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1958.

Mr. William H. Mauk, Jr., of Miami, Florida is currently the CEO of Neighborhood Health Partnership, an HMO. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of John Alden Life Insurance; senior vice president for International Technology Corporation; vice president of Planning, Acquisitions and Management Information for CEICI, a national construction company; and director of finance and administration for the Clean Water Program of the City of San Francisco. Additionally, Mr. Mauk served as a Deputy Administrator for the Small Business Administration and as Deputy Controller and Foreign Service Reserve Officer for the Agency for International Development. He is a board member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, president of South Florida Health Planning Council and a member of Dade County's Indigent Care Task Force. Mr. Mauk earned a B.A. from Miami University and an M.B.A. from UCLA.

Dr. Huel D. Perkins, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Louisiana State University. He has served as a member of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is the former Dean of Arts and Humanities at Southern University. Dr. Perkins has both critiqued and published numerous books and articles on the African-American experience in America. He has served on several dozen boards dealing with social and educational issues. Dr. Perkins is the recipient of many public service awards for his achievements both in the civic and academic communities. Further, he has composed several songs for Southern University and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He has given public musical performances at various southern universities and has held several prominent administrative positions at Louisiana State University. Dr. Perkins received a B.S. degree from Southern University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects students, scholars, teachers and trainees to participate in educational exchanges. Approximately 3,800 new grants are awarded to individuals annually through the United States Information Agency. The Fulbright Program finances studies, research and other educational activities for American citizens and nationals abroad and for citizens and nationals of foreign countries in American universities. The Fulbright Program also promotes American studies in foreign countries, foreign language training, and area studies in the United States and abroad.