Outstanding Gerontologist

Irving Smith, the director of the Evelyn Cole Senior Center in Seat Pleasant, is profiled in "Outstanding People of the 20th Century," published by the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England. His selection was based on his 33 years of contributions to the field of gerontology and sports psychology, including research on the benefits of physical activity and lifetime sports participation for senior citizens.

Smith is on the board of directors of the Leisure and Aging Section of the National Recreation and Park Association and serves as regional director of the mid-Atlantic region. He also volunteers with the American Sports Education Program and the Prince George's County Federation of Boys and Girls Clubs.

'Shark Lady' Retires

The "Shark Lady," gave her last lecture at the University of Maryland at College Park last week. Eugenie Clark, a professor of marine science at the university, has conducted more than 30 years of shark research while teaching. During retirement, she plans to continue her work as a senior research scientist and director emeritus at Mote Marine Laboratory, where they recently named a new oceanographic marine vessel after her: MV Eugenie Clark. Throughout her tenure at Maryland, she has been the recipient of three fellowships, five scholarships, six medals and 32 other awards and citations in marine conservation and writing.

Computers Donated

A full computer lab worth $20,000 was awarded to Kenmore Elementary School in Landover by SHABACH! Cares Inc., a nonprofit organization founded by First Baptist Church of Glenarden. The new computers will allow students to utilize the county's new CD-ROM-based math curriculum as well as learn word processing and gain access to the Internet.

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