Former Whittier Mayor Marilynn K. Hofstetter, recently installed in Melbourne, Australia, as president of Soroptimist International, will be honored at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at York House, 7722 York Ave., Whittier. Hofstetter, who joined the Soroptimist chapter in Whittier in 1954 and served on the City Council from 1960 to 1972, heads an organization of 84,000 business and professional women in 82 countries.
Commander for Nimitz
Navy Capt. Brent M. Bennitt, a 1960 graduate of Paramount High School, has taken command of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in ceremonies at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. The Nimitz is to begin sea trials before deployment to the western Pacific. Born in Lakewood, Bennitt flew 222 combat missions as a Naval aviator in the Vietnam War. He and his wife, the former Beverley Diane Brumfield of South Gate, have a 10-year-old daughter, Sarah.
4 Join Faculty at LBCC
Two part-time mathematics instructors, Sandra J. Wong and Michael A. Nasab, will join the full-time faculty at Long Beach City College this fall, and Robert L. Hook has been named carpentry instructor at the college. Also, Dr. John Smith, who has worked part-time for the physical education department since 1976, has been named full-time head of the college's Human Performance Lab. Smith, former men's volleyball coach at USC, earned his doctorate in the field of scientific research into physical activity.