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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital announced the selection of five nurses to receive nursing education scholarships provided through the Datatel Health Care Scholarship Program. The winners will each receive a $1,000 award to be used towards participation in a medical conference or seminar pertaining to their area of clinical expertise. The Datatel Health Care Scholarship recipients for 2003 are:

* Susan Biondi, RN4, Post Anesthesia Care Unit;

* Linda Butler, RN4, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit;

* Marisa Little, RN, patient care director, Women's and Children's Services;

* Emily Mickelwait, RN, BSN, management coordinator, Surgical Services;

* Mary Smiell, RN4, CRN, Radiology.

Datatel Inc., a Fairfax-based provider of information management solutions for higher education, has contributed $25,000 in scholarships to support Inova Health System Foundation's Building on Excellence campaign.

Westfields Marriott Activities:

* Sunday, April 20 — Easter Brunch in Palm Court. Holiday brunch is served with a culinary selection of seafood, meats, gourmet salads, pastries and a grand variety of savory delicacies, while enjoying live entertainment and complimentary family portraits. Reservations are required. Call 703-818-3522.

The Westfields Marriott has added two new executives to its management team.

* Miguel Diaz is the new director of sales, bringing with him nine years of experience in several leading Marriott properties. He was most recently director of national accounts at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. Before that, Diaz held sales and catering management positions with several Marriott hotels in the Miami area.

* Christine Kentes is the new director of spa and leisure services at the Westfields Marriott. She was most recently the sales and event manager for Westfields Golf Club and has extensive experience in the hospitality industry through the golf business. Kentes served as an intern for the PGA Tour and helped with the 1996 President's Cup Golf Tournament.

George Mason Mortgage of Fairfax announces the appointments of Lee Lecea, Flora Justice and Jerry Perkins, CPA, as home mortgage consultants. They have combined mortgage expertise of over 50 years and will be serving residential real estate agents, their clients and the public at large. They provide home financing solutions for existing and prospective homeowners and their method of operation is completely different than the industry norm. They take a consulting approach to their business, which means they identify a client's needs and objectives and then recommend a strategy to achieve the client's desired result.

Scott-Long Construction of Chantilly was recently awarded the contract for the Infant Security Upgrades at Inova Fairfax Hospital. This work was required because of a need for additional security in the Neonatal Infant Care Unit. A pair of doors was installed to separate the public corridor and elevators from the NICU area. Also, glass partitions were installed in the family waiting area and reception desk to provide additional security for nurses and family.

Datatel Inc., a Fair Lakes-based provider of information management solutions for higher education, will celebrate its 35th Corporate Anniversary on May 3. To commemorate the event, the company will hold its 10th annual Community Service Day. More than 100 employees will donate their time and energies to benefit numerous charities and give back to the community.

Employees will donate their time, money and/or other forms of support to the following:

Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Fairfax County Libraries, Special Olympics (Alexandria), Make a Wish Foundation, Crossways Communities (Kensington), The Women's Center (Vienna), INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital, E.C. Lawrence Park (Centreville), Childhelp USA (Vienna), American Diabetes Association.

Chantilly's R. W. Murray Co. will be completing renovations for the Waldorf, Md., Circuit City store, in the Waldorf Festival Shopping Center. The project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.

"We are looking forward to completing these renovations for Circuit City," said Bill Fairchild, president, R.W. Murray Co. The company has completed 11 other projects for Circuit City in the metropolitan region.