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candidate at Fordham University. At this time, Kelly is the only minority Air Force Aide. However, there are two other black officers in the program representing the Marine Corps.

"The Social Aides are well-represented on the women's side," says Capt. Kelly. "They are very thorough and meticulous and know their job very well. Women comprise one-third of all Aides."

Even though there is no direct relationship between his work at the National Guard Bureau and that at the White House, Capt. Kelly is discovering that they do influence each other. "I think being in Human Resources definitely adds to the job as Social Aide," he explains, "because in both cases the primary function is dealing with people. I also think that being a Social Aide is beneficial to the Guard because of the exposure I now have as a Guardsman. It is an honor to be a Guard member selected to represent the National Guard Bureau, the Air National Guard, and the United States Air Force."

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Lois Mailou Jones [Mme. V. Pierre-Noel] has been praised throughout this country and the world for her outstanding contributions to art.

A prolific artist, Dr. Pierre-Noel has had 45 one-person shows since 1937 and has exhibited in places such as Paris, Haiti, Pakistan, Luxembourg, Turkey, Moscow, Tanzania, Southern Rhodesia, and the U.S.A. Zone of FESTAC in Lagos, Nigeria. Dr. Pierre-Noel's most recent show, held at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1973, was a retrospective covering 40 years of painting. Dr. Pierre-Noel thus became the first black artist to have a one-person exhibition at the Boston Museum.

A native of Boston, Dr. Pierre-Noel received her early education from schools in that area. Following her graduation from the High School of Practical Arts in 1923, she studied four years on scholarship at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She was awarded a diploma in design in 1927 and went on to graduate study at Designers Art School in Boston. She has also studied at Boston Normal Art School, Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Academie Julian in Paris. She received her Bachelor's degree from Howard University in 1945, graduating magna cum laude. In 1962 she received a certificate for advanced study at the Acadamei de la Grande Chaumier. 

Dr. Pierre-Noel joined the Art Department staff of Howard University in 1930 and has received much credit for the growth of the department. During her tenure she initiated many tours for students, alumni and friends of the university. She received two Howard University research grants to study contemporary art in 10 African countries. Through these grants she has provided the Howard University archives with more than 1,000 color slides of major works with biographical material. Dr. Pierre-Noel is currently working on the project "Caribbean and Afro-American Women Artists" through another Howard University research grant.

Dr. Pierre-Noel has received many awards for her remarkable talent. A few of these include the National Thayer Prize for Excellence in Design; the Robert Woods Bliss Landscape Award for Oil Painting; three First Awards for Oil Painting at the National Museum of Art; and First Honorable Mention for Oil Painting at Le Salon des Artistes Francaise in Paris.

In 1962, she was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London and was awarded in 1973 an honorary doctor of philosophy degree by Colorado State Christian College. In 1974, the World Who's Who of Women Cambridge, England, awarded her a diploma, and in 1978, she received the Howard University Alumni Achievement Award.

The paintings of Dr. Pierre-Noel are in the permanent collections of many museums and art galleries throughout the world, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Phillips Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, Boston Museum of Fine arts, and Palais National, Haiti.


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R. Chester Redhead, D.D.S., a New York, New York family dentist, was awarded a Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) on June 29, 1980. More than 500 Academy members received the Fellowship award in a special convocation ceremony, held during AGD's 28th Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Dr. Redhead, a 1954 graduate of the Howard University dental school, has practiced family dentistry in New York, New York since 1956.

The Academy of General Dentistry is a professional organization of 23,000 family dentists that stresses the vital role of continuing dental education in guaranteeing the quality of dental care delivered to the public. AGD represents the interests of family dentists and the patients they serve in the development of national health care legislation and dental care programs.

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Promotion of Alfred P. Schexnayder to assistant division manager, of Somerset's recently created Southwestern Division, was announced recently by George L. Camisa, senior vice president, sales.

The new division, covering the states of Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, is located at 4099 McEwen Street, Dallas, Texas, 75234.

Somerset Importers, Ltd., a Norton Simon Inc. company, is exclusive U.S. importer of Johnnie Walker 12-year-old Black Label, Crawford's and John Begg Whiskies, Tanqueray Gin, Pimm's, Hine Cognac, Mandarine Napoleon Liqueuer, and Aalborg Akvavit. Somerset's domestic products include Old Fitzgerald, W. L. Weller 107, Rebel Yell, Cabin Still and Canada Dry Bourbons, Canada Dry Vodka and Canada Dry Gin.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Schexnayder had been regional field manager, Eastern Division, since 1978. From 1977 to 1978, he had been special accounts manager, Eastern Division.

Earlier, he had been state manager, New York, with sales responsibilities for the company's bourbon line. He joined Somerset in 1973 as district manager, Metro New York.

Mr. Schexnayder attended Queensboro Community College, New York, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

Mr. Schexnayder and his family reside in Plano, Texas.

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