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THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                          (State College, PA)
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For Immediate Release                                      July 10, 2000

           PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SARA CASTRO-KLAREN TO THE
             J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP BOARD

     The President today announced his intent to appoint Sara

Castro-Klaren to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dr. Sara Castro-Klaren, of McLean, Virginia, is Professor of Hispanic Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier, Dr. Castro-Klaren taught at a number of universities including Georgetown, Stanford and Dartmouth and was Chief of the Hispanic Division at The Library of Congress from 1984 to 1986. She has authored, edited, and contributed to a number of books on Latin American topics. Dr. Castro-Klaren has participated in several National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and has served as a consultant on Fulbright Fellowships. She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

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.

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