June 10, 1981

The President today announced the appointments of the 1981-82 White House Fellows. This is the 17th class of Fellows since the program began in 1964.

The 15 Fellows were chosen from among 1,650 applicants and screened by 11 regional panels. The President's Commission on White House Fellowships, chaired by Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale, USN (Ret.), interviewed the 33 national finalists before recommending the 15 persons to the President. Their year of government service will begin on September 1, 1981.

The 1981-82 White House fellows are:

Paul V. Applegarth, 35, of McLean, Va., Chief of the Financial Analysis Division, World Bank, Washington, D.C.;
Joe Linus Barton, 31, of Ennis, Tex., assistant to the vice president, Ennis Business Forms, Ennis, Tex.;
Richard Eugene Birney, 32, of Marietta, Ga., assistant for technology, information systems division, International Business Machines, Atlanta, Ga.;
Wayne Dale Collins, 29, of New York, N.Y., attorney, Shearman & Sterling, New York, N.Y.;
Priscilla Harriet Douglas, 33, of Cambridge, Mass., research fellow, Joint Center for Urban Studies, MIT/Harvard, Cambridge, Mass.;
Ellen Elizabeth Heineman, 33, of Arlington, Va., lieutenant commander, U.S. Navy Office of Program Appraisal, Office of the Secretary of the Navy, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.;
David Kemp Karnes, 32, of Omaha, Nebr., attorney, partner, Morsman, Fike, Davis and Schumacher, P.C., Omaha, Nebr.;
Mary Elisabeth Lupo Ricci, 33, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., county court judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, West Palm Beach, Fla.;
Thomas Counter Shull, 29, of Somerville, Mass., infantry captain, U.S. Army, who is currently scheduled to teach in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point, N.Y.;
James K. Stewart, 38, of Orinda, Calif., captain, commanding, criminal investigation division, Oakland Police Department, Oakland, Calif.;
Howard Patrick Sweeney, 37, of Springfield, Va., major, U.S. Air Force, attorney-adviser, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.;
George Lee Thomas, 34, of Englewood, Colo., chairman, American Science and Engineering Society, Englewood, Colo.;
Myron Edward Ullman III, 34, of Cincinnati, Ohio, vice president for business affairs, University of Cincinnati, Ohio;
Mary Anne O. Wood, 35, of Provo, Utah, associate professor of law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah;
Michael Esa Zacharia, 29, of Falls Church, Va., attorney, participating associate, Fulbright & Jaworski, Washington, D.C.