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Registration is available for the 2015 Regional Meeting in Austin, TX.

White House Fellows,Joan B. Klein, 2010 Valenti Friend of the White House Fellows honoree, passed away on January 21, 2015, at home with her family at her side. Joan had fought a courageous battle to overcome liver disease for nearly five years and was hospitalized the day after Christmas.Joan was born on July 15, 1947, […]

Congratulations to Erica Jeffries, who was recently named Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

Congratulations to Candice Jones, who was recently named Director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

We regret to announce that Kimon “Kim” Zachos, WHF 1965-66, died at the age of 84 on December 31, 2014, following a sudden heart attack shortly after lunch with a friend in Manchester, NH. His passions were his family, travel, art, politics, education, his law practice and philanthropy.

Stay connected to WHF Alumni through our Facebook page. Request to join the group and spread the word.

President Kinney Zalesne sends letter to membership announcing WHFFA’s Executive Director’s retirement.

Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

David Rockefeller, Founding Chair of PCWHF, Marks 50th Anniversary of the Executive Order Establishing the WHF Program

President Barack Obama and WHF Program Director Jennifer Yeager Kaplan commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships

Recent News

Amy Wilkinson publishes “The Creators’ Code,” a study of leadership of America’s most famous entrepreneurs.

The CNN documentary “WEED: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports,” presented by Sanjay Gupta (97-98), has received the duPont-Columbia University Award for 2015.

Patricia Davis (75-76) publishes Money Secrets for the Sandwich Generation.

WHF Felice Gorordo (11-12) actively involved in new engagement policy toward Cuba.

Douglas W. Kmiec — at one time head of the Office of Legal Counsel to President Reagan — is credited with helping win a sizeable Catholic majority in key electoral states for Barack Obama in 2008.

  • WHFFA 50th Anniversary

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    We know that busy White House Fellows are already making plans for 2015! Make sure your plans include attending the 50th Anniversary of the White House Fellows program in Washington, D.C. October 22-24, 2015. Talk to your classmates, urge them to join us in D.C., and plan to celebrate this auspicious anniversary of the White House Fellows program!

  • 2015 Regional Meeting

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    As we begin our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the White House Fellows Program in 2015, please join us for this signature event at the LBJ Presidential Library. Tom Johnson will deliver our Keynote Speech on Thursday evening, April 9, on the topic: “Reuniting America.”

    Please join us at the 2015 Regional Meeting in Austin, TX.

Media



Ziad Hiader (WHF 2011-12) reports on how it’s concerning that Chinese and Japanese governments are barely communicating.


China will never be able to realize its full potential until it comes to terms with basic human rights issues, both past and present.


In Chicago Tribune, Katherine Skiba outlines how the WHF Program has sent its chosen few on to bright futures

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  • David Melcher>
    David Melcher

    Class

    1987-1988

    Education

    United States Military Academy

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Management and Budget

  • Michael Zacharia>
    Michael Zacharia

    Class

    1981-1982

    Education

    University of California, Berkeley

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

  • John Danaher>
    John Danaher

    Class

    1989-1990

    Education

    Dartmouth Medical School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Health and Human Services

  • Lawrence Jindra>
    Lawrence Jindra

    Class

    1992-1993

    Education

    Oxford University

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Science and Technology , White House Office of the President

  • Rich Morales>
    Rich Morales

    Class

    2001-2002

    Education

    United States Naval War College

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Management and Budget, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Matice Wright>
    Matice Wright

    Class

    1997-1998

    Education

    University of Pennsylvania

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Treasury

  • Dana Mead>
    Dana Mead

    Class

    1970-1971

    Education

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    WHF Assignment

    White House Domestic Policy Council

  • T. Wood Parker>
    T. Wood Parker

    Class

    1983-1984

    Education

    Miami University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Transportation

  • Kristine Langdon>
    Kristine Langdon

    Class

    1986-1987

    Education

    Harvard Business School

    WHF Assignment

    White House National Security Council, Other

  • Frank Klotz>
    Frank Klotz

    Class

    1982-1983

    Education

    Oxford University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

  • James E. Bostic>
    James E. Bostic

    Class

    1972-1973

    Education

    Clemson University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Agriculture

  • Thomas Williams>
    Thomas Williams

    Class

    2003-2004

    Education

    Cornell University

    WHF Assignment

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Mehret Mandefro>
    Mehret Mandefro

    Class

    2009-2010

    Education

    Harvard Medical School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Veterans Affairs

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