Army Lt. Col. William L. Colvin of Diamond Bar, a professor of military science at Claremont McKenna College, has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal by the Defense Department. Colvin received the medal for superior service while concurrently supervising U.S. officers stationed at four sites in four Middle Eastern countries and serving as chief of Observer Group Lebanon. The group is composed of 77 military officers from 16 nations plus civilians assigned to a United Nations truce supervision team.
Dr. Alan L. Menkes, professor and chairman of the internal medicine department at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, has been elected chairman of the Department of Medicine at Ontario Community Hospital and Doctors Hospital in Montclair. Menkes has a private practice in Claremont.
Krishna Surti, 8, a student at Killian Elementary School in Rowland Heights, has won first place in a California adoption poster contest. Surti's drawing will be printed on more than 7,000 posters that will be sent to adoption agencies, county welfare departments and state Department of Social Services adoptions branch offices to promote adoption. Surti also was awarded a $100 U.S. Savings Bond.
Bea Rexius has been named president of the Monterey Park Historical Society. Harry Herron and Emily Lambert were named vice presidents and Cledith Gerard was named curator of the society's museum.