Four Howard University alumni will receive distinguished achievement awards at the annual Charter Day Dinner, which is scheduled for March 1 at the Sheraton Park Hotel.

Those who will be honored are Dr. Marion C.Bascom, senior minister of the Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore; Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, publisher of the Reporter Publications, San Francisco; Dr. Lois Jones Pierre-Noel, professor emerita, Howard University Department of Art, and Dr. Vincent E. Reed, superintendent of D.C. Public Schools.

Bascom will be honored for his contributions in the fields of religion and community service. He developed the "Meals on Wheels" program at his church, which delivers meals five days a week to sick and elderly Baltimore residents. Goodlett will be honored for his contributions in the areas of publishing and human rights. He is president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association and a former president of the San Francisco NAACP.

Pierre-Noel will be honored for her contributions in art and education. She taught in the art department at Howard for 47 years, and her work has appeared in major exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Reed will be honored for his service in the field of educational administration. He has worked with the school system for over 20 years in counseling, teaching and administrative positions. He is responsible for 10,000 employees and 130,000 students.

Dr. Keith A. Manley has been appointed director of medical education at Capitol Hill Hospital, according to an annoucement by-executive director Ray V. Terry.

Manley will be responsible for the training program for general practice residents as well as continuing education for the medical staff. He has been in private general practice in Timonium, Md., and until he accepted the new position, was an attending physician at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Md.

Because of the large number of flu cases in the metropolitan area, Howard University Hospital is restricting visiting rights to only spouses, parents and children of hospitalized patients. They ask that immediate family members stay away if they have a cold or flu-like symptoms.

Georegtown University tells us the rest of the nation may be battling the garbage problem, but university students have it under control. Since last September, when the students' recycling business, UNICYCLE, began operating, they have recycled 53,000 pounds of newspaper, 14,000 pounds of cardboard, 11,000 pounds of aluminum and 15,000 pounds of computer material.

"UNICYCLE is completely self-sufficient," explained Tim Pogacar, a Russian major who directs the business. The small business employs seven students and earns $18 a ton for newsprint and cardboard from Georgetown Junk. They also receive 12 cents a pound for aluminum from the National Black Veterans Organization, the second largest supplier of aluminum in the District. The recycling profits, Pogacar said, pay the students' wages.

The recycling group also is looking at new methods of waste management on campus and plans to expand its operation this spring to include the Georgetown and Glover Park Communities.

Do you know a person or an organization whose volunteer work has been exceptional and deserves attention? Nominations are being accepted now through Jan. 25 for the second annual Volunteer Activists Awards, a program designed to recognize, praise and encourage volunteer work in the metropolitan area.

The awards are a joint project of Woodward & Lothrop, the National Center for Voluntary Action and the Germaine Montell Cosmetiques Corp. Nominating forms are available from the Volunteer Clearing-house of Washington, D.C. and other volunteer agencies in the area. For information, call Sue Whitman at 497-5560. Nominations must be postmarked no later than Jan. 25.

Ford's Theater will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29. The main auditorium will be closed to the public Friday, Jan. 27. The closings are necessary for National Park Service technicians to prepare the theater for its approaching playhouse. The museum in the theater's lower level and Petersen's House, where Lincoln died, will not be closed.