Essex Community College has named five students to the 1992 Talent Roster of Outstanding Minority Community College Graduates: Sean Blackstone of Waverly, George Brooks and Kevin Williams of Govans, Roger Velasco of Hampden and Wing Chin of Northwood. The talent roster will be used to recruit minority students from local postsecondary schools and in the consideration of scholarships to deserving transfer graduates.
Seven-year-old Roberta L. Martin, the daughter of Charles and Laymentress Martin, was the first runner-up in the Miss Maryland National Preteen/Preteen Petite Pageant. Roberta, who is an honor-roll student at Gardenville Elementary School, also won the Miss Photogenic title.
L. Dennis Christopher of Baltimore has been awarded the NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award for his outstanding work in aerospace education programs for schools and universities in the northeastern United States. Donald C. Rau of Fulton has been presented the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Community Service Award. Mr. Rau, a financial management specialist at NASA, is being cited for his volunteer work with incarcerated men and women and their families through Providence Christian Ministries.