|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2000
51st ANNUAL ARTHUR S. FLEMMING AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED
Outstanding Men and Women in the Federal Government to be Honored June
The 51st Annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards Program, honoring
outstanding men and women in the federal government.
Recognized by the president of the United States, agency heads and the
private sector, winners are selected from all areas of the federal
service. Awarded by GW since 1998, the Flemming Awards are presented to
individuals with three to 15 years of government experience, who have made
extraordinary contributions to the federal government. The 2000 award
Administrative Category: Michael R.
Berman, Ph.D., U.S. Air Force; Ronald P. Christman Jr., Defense
Intelligence Agency; Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., National Institutes of
Health; David Mordecai Stevens, M.D., National Institutes of
Health; Lieutenant Commander Paul F. Thomas, P.E., U.S. Coast
Guard; Coleen B. Vogel, U.S. Mint.
Category: Isabel Poffenbarger Arrington, Ph.D., D.V.M.,
U.S. Department of Agriculture; Alan Kirk Dowdy, Ph.D., U.S.
Department of Agriculture; Steven Marc Huybrechts, Ph.D., U.S. Air
Scientific Category: Fern Y. Hunt, Ph.D., National
Institute of Standards and Technology; Paul David Lett, Ph.D.,
National Institute of Standards and Technology; Griffin Platt
Rodgers, M.D., National Institutes of Health.
June 8, 20006:30 p.m. - Reception,
7:15 p.m. -
8:30 p.m. - Dinner (Black-Tie/By Special
6:30 p.m. - Reception,
7:15 p.m. - Awards
8:30 p.m. - Dinner (Black-Tie/By Special Invitation Only)
Dr. Arthur Sherwood Flemming’s exemplary career spanned seven decades of
service to the federal government and higher education. His career began as a
member of the U.S. Civil Service Commission in 1939. He went on to serve as
president of three universities; director of the Office of Defense Mobilization;
secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; chairman of
the U.S. Commission on Aging, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the
Citizens Commission on Civil Rights; and co-chair of Save our Security
Coalition. In 1994, President Clinton awarded Flemming, who passed away in
September 1996, the Medal of Freedom in recognition of his peerless dedication
to his country.
In a speech before the Washington, D.C. Downtown Jaycees in the late 1940s,
Flemming suggested that the group create an award to recognize exceptional young
employees within the federal government. Flemming felt that a chapter in the
nation’s capital was in the perfect position to educate the public about the
contributions young civil servants made to America. In 1948, the Downtown
Jaycees established and presented the first Flemming Awards. Past Flemming
honorees include Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1965); Elizabeth Hanford Dole
(1971); and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergies
and Infectious Diseases (1979). More than 400 individuals have received the
award to date.
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