NAACP Honors Psychiatrist

The Alexandria branch of the NAACP presented a community service award to Dr. F.J. Pepper of Alexandria. Pepper, a psychiatrist on the staff of the Alexandria Hospital, has chaired the chapter's lifetime membership committee for nearly 19 years. During that time, life membership has increased from 17 members to 247. He is a member of the Virginia State Board of Medicine, is president of the Alexandria Tourist Council, and is on the board of the Alexandria Medical Society.

Pepper also has served as president of the state's life membership committee since 1977, and has been a member of the national life membership committee since 1970.

Parks Group Honors Service

The Alexandria Parks and Recreation Commission recently presented its fifth annual Service to the Community Awards, honoring community activists and city employes. Mayor James P. Moran Jr., Vice Mayor Patricia S. Ticer and City Council member Redella S. (Del) Pepper presented the awards.

Simon Solar of Alexandria received the Outstanding Citizen Award. Solar, an active community leader in the Del Ray Citizens Association, was honored for his voluntary service in the association's Adopt-a-Park program, helping to improve the Oxford Avenue Park area.

Janet Barnett was named Outstanding City Employee, in recognition of her leadership, foresight, and personal and professional qualifications as director of the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center.

C. Wayne Garst of Windsor has been named executive director of the Virginia 4-H Foundation at Virginia Tech. Garst and has been involved in Extension 4-H activities since his graduation from Virginia Tech in 1961. He also received his master's degree from Tech.

Marymount Officers Elected

Charles R. McCarthy Jr. recently was elected as chairman of the board of trustees of Marymount University in Arlington. McCarthy is managing partner of the Washington and Virginia law firm McCarthy & Durrette, P.C. Thomas K. Malone, retired chairman and chief executive officer of First Virginia Banks Inc., was elected chairman emeritus of the board. He served previously as vice chairman and was chairman of the board from 1974 to 1978.

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