Donald C. Brodie, a former professor of medicine and pharmacy at USC, has been given the 1986 Distinguished Educator Award from the American Assn. of Colleges of Pharmacy. Brodie, who lives in Pasadena, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from USC and his doctorate from Purdue University in Indiana. Brodie retired last January.
Laura J. Steen of Claremont has been named director of annual giving at Scripps College in Claremont. Steen will oversee the Scripps Assn. of Families and raise funds for the school. She served as acting director in the job for one year.
Elvin Miali, formerly a captain in the San Gabriel Police Department, has been named chief of police for the Fountain Valley Police Department. Miali, who lives in Temple City, served on the San Gabriel Police Department for 19 years.
Dr. Richard B. Fink, a veterinarian at Washington Boulevard Animal Hospital in Whittier, has been elected president of the American Veterinary Medical Assn. Fink, a resident of Hacienda Heights, has served at the hospital for 34 years.