Cheryl Campbell-Richardson, 25, of Whittier has qualified for the Race Across America, an endurance bicycle ride to be held in June, 1987, with a field of 20 men and seven women cyclists. A former all-American basketball player at California State University, Fullerton, she began cycling three years ago as rehabilitation for numerous athletic injuries.
James Osborne of the physical therapy department at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach has earned a Ph.D in clinical psychology at age 67. "I had only a ninth-grade education at age 50," he said, but after several years of adult education he completed high school and then pursued college degrees.
Melanie Jane Andrews, drama teacher at Compton High School for four years, has been selected teacher of the year from among 35 schools in the Compton Unified School District. She has organized award-wining theatrical productions, coached entries in national drama student competition, is beginning a video instruction program and also is writing a book on how to set up a school performing arts program. She is a 1966 graduate of Centennial High School in Compton, and earned a bachelor's degree in speech and English at California State University, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in education at USC.