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Michael K. Loretta of McLean accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall at Boston College. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is a highly selective national non-profit honors organization that recognized first and second year undergraduates who excel academically.
The Virginia Communications Hall of Fame seeks nominees for induction in 2003. The Hall fo Fame wished to induct persons who were born in Virginia or persons born elsewhere who have become distinctly identified with Virginia who have made outstanding long-term contributions in the field of communications. Nominations should include a letter of nomination that identifies the nominee and describes in detail the professional contributions to communication of nominee and his/her Virginia connection. The nominee's contact information should also be provided as well as the email addresses and fax number of at least two other people who could provide additional supporting information for the nomination. Not more than a total of four individials will be inducted, one of whom may be inducted posthumously. Send nominations to Dr. Judy VanSlyke Turk, Chair, Selections Committee, Virginia Communications Hall of Fame, School of Mass Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University, PO Box 842034, Richmond, VA 23284.
Jason M. Goldstein graduated from the Virginia Military Institute this past May with a degree in Mechanical Enigineering. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the United Stated Air Force and is currently stationed at Ellsworth AFB, in Rapid City, SD. Goldstein is a 1998 graduate of Herndon High School and is married to former Allison E. Kulp. Kulp graduated this past May from James Madison University with a degree in Nursing. She is a 1997 graduate of Herndon High School. Goldstein and Kulp met while members of the Herndon High School Band.
Stuart Gibbs of Vienna, Milton Kettler of McLean and Justin Stephenson of Great Falls are among 1,380 freshmen at Southern Methodist University in Dallas this fall.
Rebecca A. Berkson, a graduate of McLean High School and now majoring in religion and biology at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, was recently awarded the Presidential Scholarship. Annually, the president of the college awards two seniors the Presidential Scholarship for their leadership, scholarship and service to Dickinson. Berkson has interned at the National Institutes of Mental Health and was sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill as a Stanley Scholar. On campus, Berkson served on the Student Senate and the All-College Committeee for Academic Standards. Rebecca Berkson is the daughter of Jonathan and Joann Berkson of McLean.
Zoe Tilghman Layton of McLean was awarded the susan Beatty Memorial Prize for improvement in General Chemistry at the University of the South's Founder's Day Convoction on October 8. Zoe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Layton III. The University of the South, known as Sewanee, is has been consistantly ranked among the top tier of national liberal arts colleges.
Bradley N. Primus of McLean accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a highly selective national honors organization. Primus attends the University of Tennesee and is majoring in Civil Engineering. He graduated from Langley High School in 2001. With membership in the NSCS, Primus will have the opportunity to join other high achieving college students to develop his leadership skills. For more information visit the Society's web page at ww.nscs,org.