F.C.’s Perrino Receives NOVA College Award of Excellence

Dr. Ralph Perrino, director of Northern Virginia Tutoring Service and chairman of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2010, received the Jean C. Netherton Award of Excellence at a ceremony on the Alexandria campus of the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) on April 29. An adjunct associate professor of Behavioral Science at NOVA, Dr. Perrino has taught sociology, political science, and business management there since 1984. The award is named for Dr. Jean C. Netherton, Provost of the Alexandria campus from 1976 to 1992, and recognizes NOVA employees for outstanding service or exemplary long-term contributions to the Alexandria campus community.

Dr. Perrino is the author of Issues, Strategies and Concerns in Education Today: A Collection of Essays, as well as several articles in professional journals and magazines. For more information, visit