Nurse Named Admiral
Maryanne T. Ibach, of Oakton, recently became the first woman in the 75-year history of the Naval Reserve to reach the rank of admiral. Ibach, a Navy Reserve captain and one of 1,400 nurses in the reserve program, has been in the Navy since the summer of 1964.
Ibach, an insurance executive, was on active duty for eight months in 1984 to work at Bethesda Naval Medical Center. She has also served as commanding officer of a Naval Reserve unit that drills at the hospital and has worked in key positions during several worldwide readiness exercises at the Pentagon. She currently drills in the Office of the Navy Surgeon General.
Arts Group Picks Officers
The Virginia Commission for the Arts has elected new officers for the 1990-91 year. Margarette Smith, of Winchester, is the new chairman; Edwin S. Clay III, of Fairfax, is vice chairman; and Mary Trent Jones, of Abingdon, is secretary.
Latin Team Victorious
Michael Puri, of Vienna; Josh Himwich, of Oakton; Wayne Chang, of Colonial Heights; and Vikram Savkar, of Annandale, were recently selected to represent Virginia in the Upper Level of the Annual National Latin Certamen Contest at the University of North Texas in Denton. The team won first place in the nation.
Puri, who was inducted into the National Junior Classical League Latin Hall of Fame for the third time, was also a member of a first-place team for the third time. Only eight students in the 37-year history of the league have been three-time winners.
Parks Official Appointed
Lee Stephenson, of Fairfax, was recently named manager of the Office of Management and Information at the Fairfax County Park Authority. Stephenson, who has been with the authority since 1979, will be responsible for computer systems, support to the authority's board, and public information.
Margaret Zalenska, of Alexandria, recently won the Silver Medal in the long jump at the World Championship Games for the Disabled in Assen, Holland. Zalenska is visually impaired.
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