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Dr. Andy Rich (DE ’91) Named Foundation Executive Secretary

Fellow Truman Scholars, I’m excited to announce that the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has chosen its next Executive Secretary: Dr. Andrew (Andy) Rich, a 1991 Truman Scholar from Delaware.  The 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004 Scholars will remember Dr. Rich as a Senior Scholar at your TSLW in Independence.  More recent Scholars may remember […]

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Pat Gilbert Earns Staats Public Service Award

The Truman Scholarship Foundation named Pat Gilbert (AZ ’91) as recipient of the Elmer B. Staats Award for Public Service. The Elmer B. Staats Award is presented annually to a Truman Scholar who has made substantial contributions in public service and has demonstrated commitment to Truman Scholars.  Named for the Chairman Emeritus of the Truman […]

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Slabach: Update on Foundation Appropriations

Dear Scholars, In light of the conversations recently on this site, I thought I might provide a brief history of our Congressional funding and an update on our current efforts. 1.  Trust Fund Investments: In response to Ben’s good question: The Truman Foundation has explored with Congress the possibility of allowing our trust fund to […]

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Call for Applicants – Executive Secretary, Truman Foundation

As you are aware, we are in the process of searching for a new Executive Secretary for the Truman Foundation.   We will be conducting a broad and varied search – but can think of no better place to start than our own alumni network! Mr. Slabach made some significant and lasting changes to the […]

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Slabach: Farewell Message

Dear Fellow Truman Scholars, I would like to thank all of you for the outpouring of good wishes I have received from Truman Scholars since I announced my return to Fort Worth as the 19th President at Texas Wesleyan University. The common thread of the messages I received was that the Truman Scholarship and the […]

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Announcement from Executive Secretary Fred Slabach (MS ’77)

Dear Truman Scholars, It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that I will leave the position of Executive Secretary of the Truman Foundation in the new year.  I have accepted appointment as the 19th President of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. You may recall that I served as dean of the law […]

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Fred Slabach (MS ’77): A Larger, Strong Community

Dear Scholars, Over the last two months, the Truman Scholar community has become larger and stronger. Sixty 2010 Scholars have joined our community, Scholars from every decade have attended events across the country, and soon, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Truman Scholars Leadership Week with a Reunion Weekend for Scholars from all years […]

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2010 Truman Scholars Announced

Madeleine K. Albright, president of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced that 60 students from 54 US colleges and universities have been selected as 2010 Truman Scholars. They were elected by sixteen independent selection panels on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability, and likelihood of ‘making a difference.’   The 60 Scholars were […]

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From Executive Secretary Fred Slabach (MS ’77)

Dear Scholars,   Last May, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation sponsored the first-ever Truman Scholars National Conference, which was organized by the Truman Scholars Association (TSA). As you well know, the Foundation has been building human capital for social innovation and national service since its inception in 1976 as the federal government’s living memorial […]

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