Marathon Runner

Pamela Gatz, of Alexandria, came in first in the female division of the Moscow Marathon held Aug. 11. Gatz completed the 26.2-mile course with a time of 3:50. The Soviets served the runners hot tea as well as water and their famous wheat bread. This was the third year in a row that Americans participated in the International Peace Marathon, which finished in the stadium of the 1980 Olympics.

Award-Winning Instructor

John Liebermann, chemical analysis laboratory instructor at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was recently selected for two national awards for his outstanding teaching. The first award, the Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching, sponsored by the Ethyl Corp. and administered by the American Chemical Society, included $5,000. The second award, a Tandy Technology Scholars Award, included a check for $2,500. Liebermann was one of 100 teachers throughout the country selected for the Tandy Technology Scholars Award.

New Cancer Society Head

Peter E. Petrucci, of Arlington, was recently elected president of the American Cancer Society, District of Columbia Division, for the 1990-91 year. Petrucci, who became a volunteer with the society in 1976, joined the division's board of trustees in 1978 and its executive committee in 1983. For his service to cancer patients, he received the division's John F. Feeney Award in 1985. Petrucci is clinical associate professor of surgery at Georgetown University Hospital and general surgeon with Foxhall Surgical Associates.

Lung Association Officers

The American Lung Association of Virginia recently elected Charles H. Robertson Jr., of Richmond, president. Robertson, a pulmonary specialist with St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, will serve a two-year term. Other officers elected were Nanci Glassman, of Norfolk, first vice president; Kevin R. Cooper, of Richmond, second vice president; and Kirk Hippensteel, of Roanoke, third vice president.

Elevated to posts on the association's executive committee were board members Bankhead Davies, of Arlington; Thomas W. Herrmann, of Blacksburg; Robert Leek, of Williamsburg; James McDaniel, of Nassawadox in Northampton County; David Riddle, of Roanoke; and Dudley Rochester, of Charlottesville.

Stephen Ayres, of Richmond; Forrest Pitts, of Richmond; Kerri Redican, of Blacksburg; and Dorothy Thomas, of South Hill, were elected to two-year terms on the association's board of directors.

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