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    Veronika Scott 2012

    Two years ago, Veronika Scott, then an industrial design major at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, began working on a class assignment: "Design to fill a need." She spent months at a community shelter, learning about the needs of the homeless men and women she met. In particular, she was struck by the needs of those who preferred sleep...

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    Shirley Franklin (2005)

    2005 Profile in Courage Award Recipient Shirley Franklin became Mayor of Atlanta in 2001, having never before run for public office. She inherited an $82 million budget deficit – about a fifth of the city’s total budget – and a crisis of confidence in the public management of the city. Atlanta’s sewer system needed immediate and massive repairs, an...

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    Hector Balderas 2010

    Hector Balderas, 37, was elected State Auditor of New Mexico in 2006, making him the youngest Hispanic statewide elected official in the United States at age 33. On taking office, Balderas worked to change the longstanding perception among state agencies that their expenditures would go unexamined and that mistakes and misconduct would be allowed t...

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    JFK's Missing "Tooth" Found (May 10, 2000)

    Boston - Employee’s Detective Work Leads to Missing Artifact. A piece of scrimshaw from President Kennedy’s collection, long thought missing by the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, has been loaned by the family of Greta Garbo for display in the Library’s new exhibit "John F. Kennedy – Man of the Sea." The new exhibit opens June 3 and runs throug...

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    Caroline Kennedy to Introduce Children's Author Shelley Sommer (March 3, 2005)

    The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation will welcome back former employee Shelley Sommer, author of John F. Kennedy: His Life and Legacy, a new book written specifically for middle school aged children on the life of President John F. Kennedy, at a book reading for 150 school children at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Mond...

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