New Business Dean for Mason
Coleman Raphael has accepted an appointment as dean of George Mason University's School of Business Administration. He is to assume his duties by July 1. The university's business school, which has 3,500 students, offers six undergraduate and two graduate degrees. Raphael, who is chairman of Atlantic Research Corp. in Alexandria, holds a Ph.D in applied mechanics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and is the author of a textbook, "Civil Engineering." Alexandrian Honored at Clemson
Denise Murphy of Alexandria was recently named to Clemson University's President's List for the fall 1985 semester. The list, which includes the names of 342 of the school's 10,434 students, is an honor roll for those who earn perfect 4.0 grade point averages while carrying full-time course loads of at least 12 hours. Murphy, who is majoring in zoology, is among the first team all-conference women's volleyball players in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Local Scouts Are Recognized
The following Alexandria Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Varsity Scouts who received God and Country religious emblems from their denominations in 1985 were among the youths recognized at the third annual National Capital Area Council Scout Sunday observance. They are Eric Warren, Michael Knight, Michael C. Templeton, Tazh DeOmle Hall and Ashley Hunt. The ceremony took place at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington. Vocalist Wins Fairfax Competition Daria Gerwig of Alexandria was one of four winners selected from 50 contestants in the Fairfax Choral Society's first Young Vocal Artists competition. Gerwig, a mezzo-soprano, was awarded $500. She is to appear May 31 with the Fairfax Choral Society in a concert featuring choral scenes from opera. The concert will be held at the Fairfax High School auditorium. Army 'Adopts' Junior High School
The U.S. Army Material Command recently "adopted" Alexandria's George Washington Junior High School, and volunteers from the Army staff have begun to tutor students there. In a ceremony held at the school, Maj. Gen. J.G. Boatner, deputy chief of staff for personnel, and Marie B. Acton, deputy for management and analysis, spoke on behalf of the Army, and Principal Stephen Osisek, English teacher Willie Dixon and honor student Marnie Settle spoke on behalf of the school. School board member Nelson E. Greene Jr. and Superintendent Robert W. Peebles expressed their appreciation.