FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Matthew Nehmer
June 6, 2002
TWELVE OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVANTS REPRESENTING THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST
IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BE HONORED AT 53nd ANNUAL ARTHUR S. FLEMMING AWARDS PRESENTED BY GW JUNE 11
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
to Deliver Keynote
Honorees Include William T. Colston, Department of Defense, Who Led Reconstruction Efforts on the Pentagon Following the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Twelve outstanding federal employees will be honored for their public service at the53nd Annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards Program presented by The George Washington University. This year’s winners include administrators and scientists from the Central Intelligence Agency, NASA Goddard, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce and the United States Air Force. Keynoting the event will be Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health. One of this year’s honorees include William T. Colston who led the construction on the Pentagon following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Tuesday, June 11, 2002
6:30 p.m. – Reception, 7:15 p.m. – Awards Presentation
The George Washington University
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
800 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Recognized by the president of the United States, agency heads and the private sector, Arthur S. Flemming Award winners are selected from all areas of the federal service. Awarded by GW since 1998, the Awards are presented to individuals with three to 15 years of government experience, who have made extraordinary contributions to the federal government.
In a speech before the Washington, D.C. Downtown Jaycees in the late 1940s, Dr. Arthur Sherwood Flemming suggested that the group create an award to recognize exceptional young employees within the federal government. In 1948, the Downtown Jaycees established and presented the first Flemming Awards. Past honorees include Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1965) and Elizabeth Hanford Dole (1971). More than 400 individuals have received the award to date. 1998 marked the first year that GW presented the awards.
A Flemming Award winner in 1979, Dr. Anthony Fauci became director of NIAID in 1984, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and immune-mediated illness, including HIV/AIDS and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism.
For more information on the Flemming Awards and a complete list of winners visit www.gwu.edu/~flemming. Media wishing to cover the June 11 awards ceremony should contact Matthew Nehmer at (202) 994-6467.
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