Crime Victims' Aid

Irene Woddell, administrator of the Loudoun County Victim Witness program, has been selected to review proposals for a grant competition sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The grant competition will provide funding for government programs to improve the quality of service to crime victims.

Geography Course

Judy Miller, a geography teacher at Park View High School, was one of 34 teachers nationwide to complete a leadership and training course sponsored by the National Geographic Society.

The course included training in leading workshops and in the use of computers to teach geography. As part of the course, Miller will be required to conduct at least three workshops for colleagues to share what she has learned.

4-H Fair Dedication

Loudoun 4-H has dedicated this year's fair, which began Tuesday and continues through the weekend, to Carol McComb, of Purcellville.

McComb has helped to develop nearly every phase of the Loudoun program, including the establishment of a yearly fund-raiser for maintenance of the fairgrounds.

Earlier this year, McComb was named Virginia Farm Woman of the Year.

NOVA Professor Honored

Eliot I. Cohen, professor of photography at Northern Virginia Community College's Loudoun campus, has been named Loudoun's faculty member of the year by NOVA alumni.

One member from each of the college's five campuses is chosen for the award based on outstanding teaching ability, scholarship, mastery of academic discipline and commitment to growth and development of students.