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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of Press Secretary


For Immediate Release February 10, 2000

PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES VALERIE CROTTY TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE

COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS

The President today announced his intent to appoint Valerie Crotty to serve as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars.

Ms. Valerie Crotty, of Arlington, Virginia, is currently a consultant with the Young Americas Business Trust of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., and is the immediate past Chair of the Florida Elections Commission. Mrs. Crotty recently returned from a posting at the U.S. Embassy, Bridgetown, where her late husband, E. William Crotty, was the Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Mrs. Crotty has an extensive employment background in Nonprofit Community Development as well as service on a variety of volunteer boards and commissions.

Ms. Crotty is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received a M.B.A. degree from Stetson University, DeLand, Florida.

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Annually, up to 141 students are chosen from among outstanding graduating seniors to become Presidential Scholars. They are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in many areas, including academic and artistic success, leadership, and involvement in school and community.

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