People Notes

People Notes

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State Sen. Patricia Ticer will present General George G. Kundahl with the Alexandria Historical Society’s 2005 History Award at the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. The award honors contributions to the preservation of the historic, cultural and artistic heritage of Alexandria. The award includes a proclamation from Mayor William Euille and members of City Council. The proclamation will recognize General Kundahl for his publication, "Alexandria Goes to War, Beyond Robert E. Lee." Kundahi used private journals, family letters, and articles focusing on the stories of individual Alexandrians.

Marian Van Landingham, an advocate for museums and historic sites during her 23 years in the General Assembly will also receive special recognition. Landingham consistently sponsored legislation to strengthen the goals of the statewide Department of Historic Resources. She also helped secure special funding for Lee-Fendall House, Lloyd House, the Alexandria Academy, the Athenaeum, and Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Museum.

A dinner will be held in the Ballroom of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, located at 134 N. Royal Street. The cost is $45 per person, and seating is limited. For more information on the Alexandria Historical Society’s History Award, call Mary Ruth Coleman at 703-549-2997.

LaRue E. Cook, BS, MHA, JD, of Alexandria, certified personal trainer and fitness author, has been appointed to the first National Board of Fitness Examiners. LaRue has been a certified personal trainer for over 11 years. LaRue was one of 15 board members selected nationwide. LaRue can be reached at:, or

Elizabeth Casey, a senior at T.C. Williams High School, was

honored by the Soroptimist Club of Alexandria for her dedication as a Key Club member. Casey was active in the Wright to Read program at the Campagna Center, canned food drives, and as a tutor; reading to children after school.

Gov. Mark R. Warner made the following appointments to State Boards and Commissions: Robert B. Nealon of Alexandria, a senior attorney with Nealon and Moran, LLP., to the Small Business Advisory Board; Lynn Carroll Hooper of Alexandria, President of Hooper Quality Cars Ltd., to Motor Vehicle Dealer Board; and David G. Speck of Alexandria, former member of the Alexandria City Council, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and Managing Director-Investments for Wachovia Securities, to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF), a nonprofit headquartered in Alexandria, has named Christopher F. Randolph as the new president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation that raises scholarship money for children of active duty and former Marines. Appointed in December 2004, Randolph brings a 25-year career of financial experience to the MCSF.

For more information about the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, visit

Tiffani R. Fuller, of Alexandria, has made the Merit List at Darton College for the fall 2004 semester.

Thirty works by Alexandria sculptor Pamela Soldwedel are now on display around her 7' tall sculpture, Ishtar, in the Atrium at International Gateway, located at 8100 Boone Boulevard, Vienna. The major retrospective exhibition is presented by Gosnell Properties, Inc.

The exhibition will run until April 28. The exhibit can be viewed at the Atrium 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, and other times by special arrangement.