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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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  • William Caldwell IV>
    William Caldwell IV

    Class

    1991-1992

    Education

    Harvard Kennedy School of Government

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the President

  • J. Timothy McGinley>
    J. Timothy McGinley

    Class

    1966-1967

    Education

    Harvard University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Labor

  • Samar Ali>
    Samar Ali

    Class

    2010-2011

    Education

    Vanderbilt University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Homeland Security

  • Robert McFarlane>
    Robert McFarlane

    Class

    1971-1972

    Education

    Institut des Haules Etudes

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Legislative Affairs

  • Yvonne Campos>
    Yvonne Campos

    Class

    1994-1995

    Education

    Stanford University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Justice, Department of Justice

  • Raymond E. Johns>
    Raymond E. Johns

    Class

    1991-1992

    Education

    United States Air Force Academy

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the President

  • Charles Garcia>
    Charles Garcia

    Class

    1988-1989

    Education

    University of Oklahoma

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

  • Mark Readinger>
    Mark Readinger

    Class

    1988-1989

    Education

    University of Louisville

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Cabinet Affairs

  • Shirlethia Franklin>
    Shirlethia Franklin

    Class

    2013-2014

  • Michael Lempres>
    Michael Lempres

    Class

    1988-1989

    Education

    Dartmouth College

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Justice

  • Michael Zacharia>
    Michael Zacharia

    Class

    1981-1982

    Education

    University of California, Berkeley

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

  • Erica Jeffries>
    Erica Jeffries

    Class

    2010-2011

    Education

    United States Military Academy

    WHF Assignment

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Wifredo Ferrer>
    Wifredo Ferrer

    Class

    1994-1995

    Education

    University of Miami

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Eyrique Miller>
    Eyrique Miller

    Class

    2008-2009

    Education

    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

    WHF Assignment

    White House Council on Environmental Quality, Millennium Challenge Corporation

  • Jeri Eckhart Queenan>
    Jeri Eckhart Queenan

    Class

    1985-1986

    Education

    University of California, Los Angeles

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Labor

  • Sharon Richie-Melvan>
    Sharon Richie-Melvan

    Class

    1982-1983

    Education

    University of Texas at San Antonio

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

  • Miguel Howe>
    Miguel Howe

    Class

    2006-2007

    Education

    United States Military Academy

    WHF Assignment

    Millennium Challenge Corporation

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