John Durso has been installed as president of the Depew Lions Club, which is celebrating its 23rd anniversary. Other officers are first vice president, Robert Sikorski; second vice president, Charles Philipps; third vice president, Richard Dobaj; treasurer, Donald Richardson; secretary, David Blaufuss; tail twister, John Ott, and lion tamer, Michael Roll. Directors are Chester Flick, Robert Giza, Harold Hutchinson, Galen Pupura and Ernest Reitzel. . . .
Faculty and students of Heim Elementary School, 55 Heim Road, Amherst, presented a check for more than $5,000 to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation during the school's recent annual Flag Day celebration. The pupils raised the money through sponsorship pledges for their Run-athon in April. . . .
Molly Hilger, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hilger of Lockport, will have a photograph she took of her pet dog, Nugget, in the National 4-H photo exchange with the Soviet Union, according to word she has received from Eastman Kodak. Kodak mounted the award-winning picture to send to the Soviet Union, where it will be on exhibit. The photograph shows Nugget, wearing sunglasses, enjoying a summer's day. . . .
Dr. Patricia K. Duffner, a neurologist, has been elected president of the Children's Hospital Medical Staff. Dr. Duffner, a professor of neurology at the University at Buffalo, is the first woman elected to the top medical administrative post at the hospital. She has been with Children's Hospital since 1972 and is nationally known for her research and clinical work on pediatric brain tumors. . . .
Dr. James Allen was elected vice president and Dr. Richard Judelsohn, re-elected secretary-treasurer of the medical staff. . . .
The Rev. Richard E. Zajac, chaplain of Sister's Hospital, received the Thomas T. Frantz Humanitarian Service Award last week when Life Transitions Center held its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. The award is given each year to a professional or volunteer for humanitarian service in the field of grief or loss.
Also honored was Jane Worth of Orchard Park, who received the Adele Meyer Memorial Award for suicide-prevention work and for supporting those close to someone who had committed suicide.
Gold pins, given for 300 hours of volunteer service, were presented to Patty Brown, Margaret Wagner, Cheri Weiss, Ms. Worth and Richard A. Romer, retiring board president. . . .
Dr. Richard A. Wiesen of East Aurora, vice president for academic affairs at Buffalo State College, has been given the additional title of college provost, effective July 1. He will continue as vice president, a role he has held since 1984.
A member of the faculty since 1964, he is a professor of mathematics and headed that department from 1972 to 1976. He also has served as associate dean of the faculty of Natural and Social Sciences, associate vice president for academic affairs and as acting president of the college. . . .
Thomas Yots, a science teacher at Lewiston-Porter Senior High, has been honored by the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society as its "Distinguished High School Teacher of the Year." . . .
Michael J. Sendor of Hamburg was installed as vice president for land surveyors of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers during recent ceremonies at the society's annual meeting in Monticello.
He is a licensed land surveyor in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida and is vice president and chief executive officer of land surveying at Nussbaumer & Clarke. He is a director of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. . . .
William F. Lord has been installed as commander of Milton J. Brounshidle Post 205, American Legion, at 3354 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Other officers installed include the first vice commander, Carl J. Marranca; second vice commander, Thomas D. Burns; third vice commander, Henry E. Baten; adjutant, John D. Hamilton; finance officer, Raymond N. Lang; historian, Peter Pond; chaplain, Robert A. Schifferli, and sergeant-at-arms, Salvatore Cicatello.
Executive committee members are Thomas G. Hastings, Clifford L. De Nagel, George Cacavas, William A. Bacinski, Otto J. Regensdorfer, Jeffery A. Johnson and Richard Griffin.
Officers of the post's auxiliary include president, Jane Henry; first vice president, Antoinette Doane; second vice president, Geraldine Calleri; secretary, Helena Rabideau; treasurer, Priscilla Stevens; chaplain, Ann Durkin; sergeant-at-arms, Nancy Cali; historian, Diana McClain, and color bearers, Eva Rozo and Anne Fret. . . .
Dr. Charles P. Ewing of Amherst, a law professor at the University at Buffalo, has received the Psychological Association of Western New York's Distinguished Achievement Award for his research on battered women and children who kill. His expertise in law and psychology makes him a frequent consultant in court cases around the country.
He is a native of Binghamton and has a law degree from Harvard Law School, a doctorate from Cornell and a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University. . . .