BPW Club Installs Chief
O. Ruth Stalcup, a 14-year member of the Dolly Peyton Shepperson Business and Professional Women's Club of Alexandria, was installed as the 51st president of the Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs at the federation's annual convention in Roanoke. Stalcup will lead the 2,600-member federation in furthering the goals of equality for women in such areas as pay equity, dependent care and career advancement issues.
Young Leader Selected
Jason Harner, a T.C. Williams High School junior, was selected as a member of the National Youth Advisory committee for the first United Way of America Young Leaders Conference in the District. The purpose of the conference was to offer training and skills to meet the health and care needs of the community, and to recognize the contributions and potential of youth in the United States. In addition to helping with the preliminary organization of the conference, Harner developed and presented a slide show on analyzing the issues of teen-age sexuality and moderated a teen-age sexuality workshop.
Extension Service Volunteers
Alexandria Extension Service volunteers and their families were honored at a dinner prepared and served by the extension service staff members. Alexandria Mayor James P. Moran Jr., Vice Mayor Patrica S. Ticer and City Council member Redella (Del) Pepper awarded certificates of appreciation to Aleta Adams, Arlene Adkins, Monica Banks, Jean and Randy Caldwell, Megan Cosby, Gertrude Davis, Andrea Dickerson, Carol Giles, Mary Ester Hagerty, Jennifer Hollins, Nancy Hurd, Juin Killingsworth, Betty Lyons, George McBurl, Rosella McBurl, Margaret Orlando, Clair Serice, Denise Tsiaperas and Richard Yeary. The extension service provides education in horticulture, home economics, 4-H youth development and community development. It relies on volunteers to assist with program planning, classes, workshops, financial counseling, answering client questions and leadership of youth activities.
Outstanding Citizen Award
Elizabeth Anne Campagna, former director of the Alexandria Community Y, has received the Alexandria United Way Outstanding Citizenship Award. Campagna was credited by Vice Mayor Patricia S. Ticer with 25 years of "love and service to Alexandria and Alexandrians" during the award presentation at the annual United Way dinner recently. Campagna created This Way House for teen-age runaways and the Family Center, which helps families with young children, and was involved with day care and the Head Start Program at the Y.
Allison Drake, a senior at T.C. Williams High School, was presented with the Bill Perkins Youth Citizenship Award. This award was named for an Alexandria businessman who helped establish shelter homes for mentally retarded adults and founded the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau. Drake was cited for her work with the handicapped and for her academic and service record at T.C. Williams.
Local Nurses on State Panel
Four Alexandria school nurses will serve on the executive board of the Virginia Association of School Nurses. Olga Wright of William Ramsay Elementary School, the outgoing president, will serve on the board as past president. Ginger Voeller of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School has been elected secretary, Elaine Peoples of John Adams Elementary School is treasurer, and Marie Bowie of Patrick Henry Elementary is the Area I (most of Northern Virginia) chairwoman. The Virginia Association of School Nurses is an educationally oriented organization that keeps school nurses informed on heath issues, legislation concerning school health issues and legal aspects of school nursing.
Wilson Wins Scholarship
Sue Wilson, assistant principal at T.C. Williams High School, has been awarded a $3,500 scholarship by Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary organization for women in education. Wilson is working toward a doctor of education degree at Nova University of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Her studies will focus on developing educational alternatives for students who do not have a particular goal and are at risk of dropping out of school.
5 Administrators to Retire
Five Alexandria school administrators will retire at the end of this school year. They are Robert Frear, assistant principal at T.C. Williams High School; Christine Howard, principal of Jefferson-Houston Elementary School; Walter Krug, principal at Mount Vernon Elementary School; Steve Osisek, principal of George Washington Junior High School; and Georgeanna Yahner, executive director of educational facilities.
Chester S. Clifford was ordained to the ministry at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Alexandria. Clifford has been an active lay member of the Christian Church and was granted a license as a lay minister in 1983. He entered Wesley Theological Seminary in the District and received a master of divinity degree this year. Clifford will begin his ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Capital Area Region.
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