Professor Wins Grant for History of Dime Novel

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $10,500 grant to Lydia Godfrey to complete work on her book on the history of the dime novel. Godfrey, whose grandfather was a dime novel publisher, is an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria campus. Godfrey originated and headed the American Dime Novel section of the American Culture Association at Bowling Green State University in Ohio for three years.

Two Win Vienna Chamber of Commerce Service Awards

The Greater Vienna Chamber of Commerce has selected Daniel R. Moreland and Clarene H. Vickery for the chamber's 1987 Service Awards. Moreland was named Citizen of the Year, and Vickery was named Business Person of the Year. Moreland, 80, is an 18-year volunteer for the Committee to Help Others. As transportation chairman, he drives an average of 9,000 miles every year. Vickery is founder, director and owner of the Parkwood School, and has contributed to the community for more than 30 years.

George Mason Names Vice President of Development

Elizabeth C. Dahlin has been appointed vice president of university development at George Mason University. She has worked in the university's development office for seven years, and has been director of development since 1984. Dahlin, who is a board member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Alexandria Symphony, received a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and a master's degree from George Washington University.

Arlington Woman Selected as Parent of the Year

Elizabeth DeMik of Arlington has been selected the National Lutheran Parent-Teacher League's 1987 Parent of the Year. The selection is based on love of family and others, and church and community activities. DeMik, who was nominated by Our Savior Lutheran Parent-Teacher League of Arlington, is married to Thomas A. DeMik, and they have four children, Jonathon, 13, Peter, 12, Cara, 9, and Stephen, 6.

Youth From Reston Is National Merit Semifinalist

Gordon Patrick Bellamy of Reston, an honor student at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., has qualified as a semifinalist in the 1988 National Merit Scholarship Program. The program honors students for their performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. Please send People Column items to People Column, Virginia Desk, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. You may include black and white photos. Information and photos cannot be returned.