The Loudoun County Women's Commission has selected eight women to receive its 1990 awards for service. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected for outstanding volunteer work or job performance. They are:
Marilyn Bos, of Leesburg, a Loudoun County teacher who helped develop and write the county's program for gifted students. Bos is a former president of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women and a founding member of the Blue Ridge Association for the Performing Arts, the Bluemont Concert Series and August Court Days.
Marilyn S. DeLuca, executive vice president of J & B Enterprises in Sterling. DeLuca has supported Loudoun County 4-H Clubs, was regional co-chairman of the 1988 Loudoun United Way Campaign and coordinated an education program for senior citizens through Marymount University's Loudoun Campus. She also organized fund-raising efforts for a Loudoun County child who needs a bone marrow transplant and another who needs a liver transplant.
Patricia C. Kropp, of Leesburg, a 19-year employee of the Loudoun County Mental Health Center. Kropp developed the Mental Health Transitional Service, which assists people who have been hospitalized for psychiatric care, and Mental Health Emergency Services, which provides crisis intervention and evaluation services. Kropp helped develop the Loudoun Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition and organized the Loudoun Hotline.
Patricia Richardson, of Sterling Park, a partner with Callahan, Richardson and Associates, and an eight-year member of the Loudoun County Planning Commission. Richardson is a member of the Sterling Fire and Rescue Service, helped plan the 20th and 25th anniversaries of Sterling Park and has assisted the Rev. Charlie Grant, a local advocate for the homeless, in obtaining housing for the homeless.
Joyce Rocks, of Lucketts, a former teacher and a member of the Loudoun County School Board. Rocks is a member of the preservationist group Friends of Route 15 and a longtime volunteer for the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter.
Mary Voskian, of Purcellville, a former teacher and a program manager at the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter. She is a former member of the Advisory Commission on Youth in Loudoun County and helped form Loudoun's Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force. She was active in this year's statewide campaign to prevent child abuse and is a volunteer teacher of gifted students in county schools.
Alicia Wilson, of Leesburg, an administrator at Xerox Corp. and chairman of the Loudoun County Youth Shelter Advisory Board. She is a member of the board of directors of the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter, a former vice president of the county branch of the NAACP and helped form the Loudoun House Tenants Association.
Jane Wortman, of Neersville, director of the activity program of the Loudoun Hospital's Long Term Care Center. She has received national recognition for her work from the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals and state recognition from the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society. She also helped form the center's adult and junior volunteer programs.