WHF Michael J. “Mike” Spector (1973-74), a retired Chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP, leader in Wisconsin public education, and long-time participant in and supporter of public life in the Village of Shorewood, WI, died at home on October 31, 2014, of prostate cancer at the age of 74.
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
American Bar Foundation honors Bill Kilberg (69-70) with prestigious Torch of Learning Award. Virginia Legislature marks the occasion with special resolution.
Mark Vlasic (06-07) comments on Islamic State, sells antiquities from Iraq and Syria to raise money.
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.
Nations beginning to establish national leader development programs based on the White House Fellows Program.
Dave Chokshi (2012-13) says the headline-grabbing failures of the VA health system’s administration stand in sharp contrast to the highly rated care the system delivers.
- WHFFA 50th Anniversary
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
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.”
- WHFFA 2014 Awards
The honorees for the 2014 Awards continue the WHFFA tradition of honoring those Fellows and Friends of the WHF Program for their remarkable achievements in furthering the vision of a lifetime commitment to public service espoused by our founder and moral compass, John W. Gardner.
2014 IMPACT Award honors Michelle Peluso (1998-1999).
2014 Valenti Friend of the White House Fellows Award honors Tom Brokaw, broadcast journalist and author.
2014 John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award honors Myron E. “Mike” Ullman (1981-82).
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.
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WHFFA Executive Director Jack LeCuyer will be retiring in November 2015. The WHFFA board has formed a search committee and alumni are urged to recommend names — your own or someone else’s — to be considered for Jack’s successor.
PureColor (New Mexico) is seeking an additional Board member and would be pleased to have a woman joining this all male board.
The International Women’s Forum i s seeking a CEO.
Reporting to the COO and partnering with the COO and CEO, the CFO will play a critical role in leading the College Board to achieve its mission of educational excellence and equity while preserving its assets.