Prince William County news in brief

March 21, 2012
Supervisor to host
a telephone town hall

Prince William Board of County Supervisor Frank J. Principi (D-Woodbridge) will host a town hall by telephone Thursday that will focus on the county’s 2013 proposed budget.

Beginning 7 p.m., 10,000 phone numbers will be automatically dialed, asking Woodbridge residents to participate in the live discussion.

Once connected to the meeting, residents can press 1 to ask a question or simply listen to the discussion.

For information, call 703-792-
4646 or visit www.newwoodbridge.org.

Registration to open
for NVCC summer school

Registration for Northern Virginia Community College’s summer session begins Tuesday. Students may register in person or online at www.nvcc.edu.

The 12-week session begins May 16. For information, call 703-
323-3000.

New Directions principal receives national award

Robert Eichorn, principal of New Directions Alternative Education Center in Manassas, recently received the 2011-12 National Education Foundation Cyberlearning National STEM Education Leadership Award.

During a ceremony Friday, NEF founder and chairman Appu Kuttan presented Eichorn with the award and a $10,000 school grant.

“The national award recognizes Eichorn’s powerful advocacy and strong support for the STEM vision for at-risk and disadvantaged students,” Kuttan said.

Woodbridge student
is New Century Scholar

Heather Kirkpatrick, a student at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge campus, was named the 2012 New Century Scholar for Virginia.

The award is given to 50 community college students from the United States, Canada and Guam. Each recipient receives a $2,000 scholarship, a plaque and recognition in the April 23 edition of USA Today.

The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Kirkpatrick is scheduled to graduate in the spring and plans to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University to study sculpture and extended media.

Manassas City recognizes two police officers

Sgts. S.A. Morbeto and T.J. Rodriguez were recently selected as the City of Manassas Police Department’s employees of the year for their efforts in responding to a shooting incident on Feb. 10, 2011.

After reviewing all of the employee of the month selections and commendations, the peer review committee chose Morbeto and Rodriguez for their “ability to control and manage a quickly changing and volatile situation, as well as demonstrate critical decision-making and leadership skills in an unprecedented time of crisis,” a police department news release said.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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