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White House Fellows Appointment of 15 Fellows for the 1978-79 Program.

June 01, 1978

The President today announced the appointments of the 1978-79 White House Fellows, the 14th group since the creation of the program.

The Fellows, who were chosen from among 2,026 applicants and screened by 11 regional panels, will begin their year of service with the Federal Government on September 1. The President's Commission interviewed 32 national finalists before recommending the 15 persons to the President. The 1978-79 White House Fellows are:

DAVID Ross CALKINS, 29, of Cambridge, Mass., senior resident in the department of medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston;

CAROLYN SUE CHIN, 30, of South Orange, N.J., marketing manager, American Telephone and Telegraph Co., Morristown;

NELSON G. BONO: 28, Of San Francisco, attorney with the San Francisco firm of Morrison and Foerster;

FRANCIS J. HARVEY, 34, of Murrysville, Pa., fellow engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh;

STEVEN RICHARD HILL, 30, of Tacoma, Wash., allocation manager, corporate raw material, Weyerhaeuser Co., Tacoma;

ISIAH LEGGETT, 32, of Silver Spring, Md., assistant dean and assistant professor of law at Howard University School of Law;

CHARLES ARTHUR MARTIN, 41, of Silver Spring, Md., editor in chief, Journal of Negro Education, Howard University;

JAMES JEROME PADILLA, 30, of Plymouth, Mich., position manager, fuel economy planning, Ford Motor Co.;

CRAIG S. RITCHEY, 33, of Palo Alto, Calif., vice president and partner, Blase, Valentine and Klein;

JOHN DAVID SAXON, 27, of Birmingham, Ala., attorney with Sirote, Permutt, Friend, Friedman, Hild and Apolinsky, P.A.;

TERESA M. SCHWARTZ, 34, of Washington, D.C., professor of law at George Washington University;

JAMES HENRY SCOTT, 35, of New York City, vice president of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York;

JUDITH ANN SORUM, of Beltsville, Md., assistant dean for academic programs at the University of Maryland, College Park;

FERNANDO MANUEL TORRES-GIL, 29, of Alhambra, Calif., recruitment director for the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and principal investigator, Andrus Gerontology Center, Los Angeles;

MICHAEL ORVAN WHEELER, 33, of Burke, Va., major, U.S. Air Force, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff at Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

The White House Fellowship program was established in 1964 to provide outstanding Americans with firsthand experience in the process of governing the Nation. It is open to U.S. citizens, early in their careers, from all occupations and professions. Employees of the Federal Government are not eligible, with the exception of career Armed Forces personnel.

In addition to their job assignments with the Vice President, members of the Cabinet, and with the White House staff, the Fellows participate in an education program that includes off-the-record discussions with top-level Government officials, journalists, and leaders from various other segments of private life.

Leadership, intellectual and professional ability, and a commitment to community and Nation are broad criteria employed in the selection process.

Applications for the 1979-80 program will be available in August 1978. Application forms and additional information on the program may be obtained by sending a postcard to the Director, President's Commission on White House Fellowships, Washington, D.C. 20415, or by calling (202) 653-6263.

Jimmy Carter, White House Fellows Appointment of 15 Fellows for the 1978-79 Program. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245256

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