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The U.S. Defense Department has selected Lillian Gonzalez as its new education-activity director. Ms. Gonzalez will serve as the chief operating officer for two D.O.D. school systems serving 134,000 children of military and civilian personnel in the United States and around the world. She is a former deputy superintendent of the Baltimore public schools. ... The North Carolina School Boards Association has appointed Edwin Dunlap Jr. as its new exective director. The former associate executive director has been with the association for 15 years.

FutureKids Inc. has named Cynthia L. Terwilliger its vice president of education and school programs. FutureKids is a Los Angeles-based franchise of computer-learning centers for children. Ms. Terwilliger will oversee the company's curriculum division and its efforts to provide computer-literacy instruction to public and private schools nationwide. ... Sandra Cangelosi, a computer teacher at Cedar Creek Elementary School in Austin, Tex., has been named "teacher of the year" by Technology and Learning magazine. ...Manuel Berriozabal has won a 1994 Hispanic Heritage Award in the category of excellence in education. Mr. Berriozabal, a mathematician and professor, is being recognized as a "visionary with passion." He formed the Prefreshman Engineering Program in 1979 to increase the representation of minorities and women in science. The program is now in partnership with several universities and colleges.

The Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington has selected Donna Christian as its new president. Ms. Christian was formerly vice president and director of the English-language and multicultural-education division for the center, a nonprofit organization that studies language and the application of language research to educational, cultural, and social concerns. She has been with the center for 20 years. ... Dave Eldridge, a founder of the National Teachers Hall of Fame at Emporia State University, has been named its new executive director. Mr. Eldridge was the executive director of alumni affairs at the Kansas university for 15 years.

--Adrienne D. Coles

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