The quality of the Juniata experience is ultimately measured by the success of our graduates.

What Do these People Have in Common?

  • 1997 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Dr. William Phillips
  • President and CEO, Swedish Medical Center, Mary White
  • Creator of Teflon, Kenneth Berry
  • Eighth winningest coach in NFL history, Chuck Knox
  • Designer of Chrysler's 426 "Hemi" engine, Thomas Hoover
  • 16th President of Shippensburg University, George F. 'Jody' Harpster

They are all Juniata College graduates!


Timothy L. Achor-Hoch '86 Art Director, Orvis Catalog

Michael D. Appleby '84 Senior Vice President, QVC

Cynthia Masser Bambara '73 President, Allegany College of Maryland

Scott M. Beatty '91 Writer, Batman, Batgirl and Green Lantern, D.C. Comics

Ronald R. Blanck, DO, USA (Ret.) '63 Chair of the Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University-Military Medical School; Member, the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation and Related Benefits; Retired Surgeon General, U.S. Army

William H. Boswell '83 Chief Technology Officer, E-markets Inc.

Nicholas S. Bower, D.O. '00 Creator, Volunteer-staffed health care clinics in Ecuador and Guatemala; Recipient, Juniata College's Health Profession Heroes Award, 2008

Sammy K. Buo '73 Director, Africa II Division of the Department of Political Affairs, United Nations

Michael D. Busch '77 Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer, Excela Health

Steven A. Camarota, Ph.D. '87 Director, The Research Center for Immigration Studies

Linda Ramsay Casey '85 Editor for AECOM, Pittsburgh, PA

Matthew A. Cassidy '99 Chief Financial Officer, Radcliffe Capital Management, L.P.

Linda T. Cheng '70 President, Trans Global Logistics, Taiwan

Robert C. Clark '66 CEO, Historic Annapolis Foundation

Blake A. Colaianne '11 2012 William B. McIlwaine Science Teaching Award for new teachers from the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association

Casey R. Craig '97 Senior Vice President, Putnam Investments

Thomas C. Creighton II '67 Representative, Pennsylvania Senate

Heidi M. Cullen, Ph.D. '92 Chief Executive Officer and Director of Communications, Climate Central, Princeton University; Former Host, " Forecast Earth with Dr. Heidi Cullen, " The Weather Channel; Former Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research and the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction

Robert J. Cunnion III '77 Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Ryland Homes

Tricia B. Cypher '97 Vice Consul of U.S. Consulate, Czech Republic

Casey R. Dale '07 Head Volleyball Coach, Transylvania University; Heartland Conference Coach of the Year, 2010-11; Honoree, American Coaches Association's Nation's Top Coaches Under the Age of 30

Bruce Davis '65 Retired Executive Director, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Randall C. Deike '88 Vice President for Enrollment, New York University

Donald L. Detwiler '64 President, New Enterprise Stone & Lime, the 49th largest road contractor in the U.S.

Renee D. Diehl '76 Professor of Physics, Penn State University; Awardee, Fulbright Fellowship, 2007; Winner, Outstanding Service Award from the Women in the Sciences and Engineering (WISE) Institute at Penn State, 2006

Robert A. Dintruff '77 Director, Global Care Initiatives - Abbott Laboratories Fund

Jayne Keirn Donahue '75 Executive Vice President and General Auditor, State Street Financial Center

Erik P. Du Mont '97 National Field Director, Alaska Wilderness League, which protects the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Nathaniel E. P. Ehrlich, Esquire '80 Associate General Counsel, NFL Players Association

Nicole Dirato Engard '01 Director of Open Source Education, ByWater Solutions; Editor, Anthology Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data, 2009

Martin A. Ewi '99 Senior Researcher on Counterterrorism Matters, African Union in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia; Winner, Joan Kroc Scholarship for Peace and International Conflict Studies

Craig R. Faczan '95 Director of Business Development, Micro Solutions Enterprises

William S. Fegan '48 Winner, New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2007

Donna Fiedler, Ph.D. '69 Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress Disorder; Assistant Professor of Social Work, LaSalle University

Robert Finking '98 Toxicologist for BASF, the world's leading chemical company

Sarah Young Fisher '75 President, Kuntz Lesher Capital; Co-author, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s, 2005

Brian I. FitzPatrick '81 President, Synergy Environmental, Inc.

Phil Fortino '81 (Phil) Vice President and Head of Human Resources, Tropicana Entertainment

Mark P. Francischetti '76 Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tech Team Global

Karen Stone Fritz '77 Vice President of Program Development and Syndication, WETA-TV; Creator, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Washington Week

Ronald L. Fugate '79 President and Chief Executive Officer, Alacer Corporation

David A. Fulton '82 Vice President and Senior Program Manager, Parsons' Infrastructure and Technology

Dustin L. Gee '10 Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, U.S. Department of State and the Institute of Higher Education, 2012

Henry H. Gibbel '57 Chief Executive Officer, Lititz Mutual Insurance Company; Winner, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Chairman's Award, 2004

Henry R. Gibbel '81 President and Chief Operating Officer, Lititz Mutual Insurance Company

Danielle Rupp Gladfelter '87 Winner, Sallie Mae Award, given to the 100 best teachers in the nation

Carl D. Glaeser '77 Senior Operating Executive, Palladian Capital Partners, L.L.C.

Robert W. Godshall '55 Representative, Pennsylvania Senate

Raymond C. Grabiak, Ph.D. '72 President, I.Q. Synthesis, a company that played a significant technical leadership role in the development of second generation manufacturing processes for Roundup

Jodie Monger Gray '88 President and Founder, Customer Relationship Metrics, a certified woman-owned business; Product of the Year, Call Center Magazine, 2007; Winner, Contact Center Application of the Year Award by Frost and Sullivan, 2008

Tonya McClucas Grimes '90 Winner, Sallie Mae Award, given to the 100 best teachers in the nation

Erwin L. Hahn, Ph.D. '43 Professor Emeritus, University of California-Berkeley; Member, National Academy of Sciences; Winner, WOLF Foundation Prize in Physics, 1983-4; Inventor, " Spin echo " method of nuclear paramagnetic resonance, the science leading to the MRI instrument

Barry J. Halbritter '65 President, Midstate Tool & Supply, Inc.

Stephen S. Hale '77 Retired Recreation Specialist, U.S. Forest Service at Lake Tahoe; Member of the Board of Directors, Carson Valley Trails Association; Winner, U.S. Forest Interpretive Educator of the Year, 2005; Winner, Nevada State Conservation Educator of the Year, 2006; Winner, American Trails-State Trails Worker of the Year, 2008

James A. Hamilton, PhD '69 Professor of Biophysics and Physiology at the Boston University School of Medicine; Founded a Biotech Company, VascuVis, that will develop new MRI tests; Winner of the 2010 Avanti Award in Lipids by the Biophysical Society; Elected as Fellow of the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences

Ann M. Hardy '76 Chief Epidemiologist, Illness and Disability Statistics Branch of the National Center for Health Statistics

Peter E. Hauer '86 Senior Administrative Lab Manager, Johns Hopkins University

Frank M. Hein '81 Head of Communications, Europe - Rolls-Royce.

Michael J. Held '75 Director, Division of Scholarly Journals and Professional Periodicals of the American Academy of Pediatrics

David M. Hercules, Ph.D. '54 Centennial Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University; Honoree, the Top 100 Chemists in the World by American Chemical Society; Recipient, the Alexander von Humboldt Prize

William K. Hershberger, Ph.D. '63 Director, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture

Kristin N. Hershey-Smith '00 Three-time Honoree, Women's Division III Volleyball Team All-American; Winner, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 2000

Jason M. Heyd '94 Chief Operations Architect, Lycos, Inc.

David J. Hogan '61 Senior Managing Director, Mannheim, L.L.C.

Thomas M. Hoover '53 Designer, Chrysler Hemi Engine

John D. Irvin, M.D., Ph.D. '68 Retired Vice President of Global Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson/Merck; Past President, American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians

Eric C. Jensen, Ph.D. '77 Senior Research Fellow, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company

Alexander M. Jones III '90 Managing Editor, New York Daily News

Janet L. Kauffman, Ph.D. '67 Author, Five on Fiction as well as nine other books

Baron S. Keefer, C.P.C.U., M.B.A. '87 Chief Operating Officer, American Insurance Administrators, Inc.

Michael J. Klag, M.D., M.P.H. '74, H. 2008 Dean of The Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Charles R. Knox '54, H.1983 Eighth winningest coach, National Football League; Coach of the Year in 1973, 1980 and 1984

Satoko G. Kobayashi '91 Writer, U.S. Frontline News

William C. Koeppen '01 Winner, McDonnell Douglas Fellowship for graduate study in planetary sciences, 2003

Scott E. Kofmehl '03 Chief of Staff, U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan; Winner, Pickering Fellow, 2001; Winner, National Security Education Scholarship, 2001

Horst Korn '81 Scientific Director and Chair of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy.

Carl A. Koval '74 Director of the Boulder Energy Initiative, University of Colorado

Heinz Kreft '80 Ambassador, International Academic and Educational Relations and Dialogue among Civilizations, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany

John Kuriyan, Ph.D. '81 The Chancellor's Professor of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Winner, Merck Award for exceptional achievements in and contributions to structural biology from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2009

Kim D. Lamon '74 President and Chief Scientific Officer, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Scott Long, Ph.D. '73 Chancellor's Professor of Sociology, Indiana University; Member, the Sociological Research Association

Mark S. Lore '80 President and Chief Executive Officer, Ride-Away, a business that modifies vehicles and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities; Winner, Business Excellence Award (transportation category) by the New Hampshire Business Review, 2009

Fred E. Lytle, Ph.D '64 Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University; Founding Fellow, Purdue Teaching Academy; Winner, Giddings Award for Excellence in Education given by the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry, 2011; Winner, Indiana Professor of the Year, 1996

James L. Madara, M.D. '71 Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Association

Fred C. Mason, Jr. '73 Managing Director, Mason Strategy, LLC; Retired Director of Strategy and Planning for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Caterpillar Corporation

Wossenyelesh Mazengia '01 Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Dept. of State- currently serving the U.S. Embassy at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Winner, Fulbright Fellowship, 2001; Winner, the St. Andrews Society Scholarship, 1999; Winner, Pickering Fellowship, 2004

Peggy D. McCardle '69 Associate Chief in the Child Development and Behavior Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Rebecca J. McClaine, M.D. '00 General Surgeon, University of Cincinnati Hospital; Member, the USA Today Academic All-American Team, 2000

Carol A. McFate, C.F.A. '75 Chief Investment Officer, Xerox Corporation

David J. McKean, Ph.D. '67 Chair of the Department of Immunology, Mayo Graduate School

Robert S. McMinn II '79 Chief Operating Officer, Kish Bancorp

Kerry R. Metzger '74 Representative, Ohio Senate

Brandy Workinger Meyer '02 Honoree, NCAA Women of the Year, 2002; Recipient, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 2002

Wayne M. Meyers, M.D., Ph.D. '47 Retired Mycobacteriology Branch Chief; Recognized leader in the fight against leprosy

Harriet Richardson Michel '65, H. 2010 Retired President, National Minority Supplier Development Council

Kimberly Manspeaker Miller '92 President and Chief Executive Officer, Beaver Dam Community Hospital

Masumi Mizusawa '81 Director of Investor Relations, UNIQLO of Tokyo

Gregory S. Molchany '86 Senior Embedded Systems Expert, the Department of Defense; Winner, Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Senior Professional, 2007

David J. Molchany '83 Deputy County Executive, Fairfax County, Va.; Honoree, Governing Magazine's Public Officials of the Year, 2003; Recipient, Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Senior Professional, 2007

John H. Montgomery '86 President of Pennsylvania Division, Susquehanna Bank

Howard M. Nathan '75 President and Chief Executive Officer, Gift of Life, the nation's largest organ donor program

John E. Neely '68 Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Heather L. Neff '92 President and CEO of Virginia Lutheran Homes Inc.

Robert W. Neumar, M.D., Ph.D. '85 Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania; Operator, the Neumar Lab

Matthew J. Newman '06 Technical Production Manager, iCue educational website; Winner, NBC News' WebAward for the Best News Site, 2008

Colleen Ranney Ostrowski '95 Vice President Investor Relations and Treasurer, ITT Corporation

Christopher P. Palmer, Ph.D.'85 Professor of Chemistry, University of Montana; Winner, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists, 1999

Suzanne Lydic Panferov '91 President, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages; Director, Center for English as a Second Language, University of Arizona

John P. Parks '62 Penultimate Past President, American Academy of Actuaries

P. Andrew Pearson, M.D. '83 Ophthalmologist, The Kentucky Eye Institute; Director, the Retina Service; Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kentucky; Co-inventor of the delivery device for drugs implanted in the eye

Jawad Peikar '08 Chief Executive Officer, Afghanistan Land Authority

H. Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. '74 Homer Nowlin Chair in Consumer-Responsive Agriculture, Michigan State University

Maxine E. Phillips '67 Managing Editor, Dissent Magazine

William D. Phillips, Ph.D. '70 Fellow, National Institute for Standards and Technology; College Park Professor, the University of Maryland; Winner, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1997; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Member (one of 80), the Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Science

Chumpol Phornprapha '65, H.1996 Chairman, S.P. International Company, Ltd. of Thailand

Frank L. Pote III '73 Unit Chief, F.B.I. Language Services Section

Walter C. Prozialeck, Ph.D. '74 Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; First Recipient, the Irvin M. Korr Award presented by the American Osteopathic Association for Excellence in Basic Biomedical Research; Winner, American Osteopathic Foundation Educator of the Year Award, 2010

Kristen Holloway Querriera '97 Founder, Operation Troop Appreciation; Honoree, Redbook magazine's list of 'Mothers & Shakers, 2005; Recipient, Presidential Award for Volunteer Recognition, 2008

James P. Reber '69 President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Rita's Medical Center; Senior Vice President, Catholic Health Partners

Edward J. Richards '73 Recipient, Federal Employee of the Year, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2011

Francis M. Richards '76 Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Geisinger Health System

Dewayne E. Rideout '80 Former Senior Executive Officer, Lucent Technologies, Sprint, and Gateway

Robert E. Rose '61 Former Chief Justice, Nevada Supreme Court

Gary R. Rowe '67 President/Owner, Rowe, Inc.; Recipient, George Foster Peabody Award, 1991; Winner, Gold Award of the National Association for Interpretation, 1999

Patricia M. Ryan '85 Vice President, Mills-Peninsula Health Services

Justin M. Samra '01 Director of Marketing, The Rothman Institutes; Former Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, Philadelphia Union

Kunio M. Sayanagi, Ph.D. '00 Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA; Member, the National Academy of Science Decadal Survey which recommends what NASA will study in the coming decade

Christoph Schwemmlein '84 Managing Director, Klocker Brothers of Germany

Ronald E. Shaffer '82 Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Containment Solutions, Inc.

Brian N. Shaffer, PG '88 Recipient, GEM Award by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2011

G. Daniel Shealer, Jr. '81 Vice President and General Council, Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital

Jennifer A. Sidleck '03 Executive Director, Friends of Chesterfield's Riverfront, a non-profit organization formed to promote and enhance the Appomattox and James Rivers

Philip J. Sipling '69 Executive Vice President, Martin Marietta Materials

Ronald M. Smelser, Ph.D. '64 James Clayton Professor, the University of Utah; President, the Conference Group for Central European History; Co-author, The Myth of the Eastern Front: the Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture; Principal Co-organizer, several international conferences on the Holocaust

Robert J. Solomon '60 Vice Chair, Marsh U.S.A., Inc.

Carl A. Solomon '85 Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing Advanced Information Systems; Winner, Pride at Boeing Award for Contributions to Computer-Aided Passenger Prescreening System II Proposal for Homeland Security & Services

Gregory L. Stahl, Ph.D., F.A.H.A. '84 Professor of Anesthesia/Physiology and Paul Allen Chair in Anesthesiology, Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury and Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Principal Investigator, numerous federal grants; Member, Scientific Advisory Board of Catalyst Biosciences, Inc.

Timothy D. Statton '72 Retired Director, Bechtel Group, Inc.

R. Scott Stephenson, Ph.D. '87 Director of Collections and Interpretation, The American Revolution Center of Valley Forge

Stephanie E. Strauss '11 Assistant Coach, Juniata Women's Volleyball; Recipient, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 2011

Gretchen R. Stull '04 Winner, Top 10 Teachers Award from Auburn University; Contributing Author,'s Guide to Harry Potter 7: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Falls in Love, and How the Adventure Finally Ends

Daniel K. Sunderland '88 Owner and President, Sun Motor Cars BMW

Richard R. Sunny, Jr. '96 Winner, The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Teacher's Award, 2010

Kim D. Swindell, M.D. '97 Winner, Douglas S. Moodie Award for Outstanding Research by the Institute of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, 2008

Tomoyuki Tachikawa Correspondent, Dow Jones-Tokyo bureau; Contributor, The Wall Street Journal

Donald G. Targan '55 Honoree, New Jersey Magazine's Best Lawyers in America; Honoree, Super Lawyer Award for work in medical negligence and personal injury

Maurice C. Taylor, Ph.D. '72 Vice President for Academic Outreach and Engagement, Morgan State University; Past President, Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools; Chair, the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board

Thomas E. Terndrup, M.D. '77 Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Michael A. Trim '76 Director of Photography, Weeds; Screen credits include videos for Janet Jackson, commercials for Nike and Coca-Cola; Winner, Emmy Award for Photography, 2010; Winner, Best Cinematography MTV Award (for the Rolling Stones Video), 1995

Milan P. Tweardy '82 Chief Financial Operator, Controller and Director of Planning, Analysis and Control, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Global Wealth Management

Cynthia Hill Valko '76 Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Global Indemnity, P.L.C.

Carol Eichelberger Van Horn '79 Appointed by Govenor Tom Corbett to the PA Juvenile Court Judges' Commission; First woman elected to the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District of PA

Leslie Moreland Varrelman '81 Executive Producer, The Fighter, an Academy Award-winning movie

Frank P. Vogel Head Coach, Indiana Pacers

Leslie Vogt, Ph.D. '05 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Harvard; Winner, Fulbright Fellowship, 2005; Winner, Goldwater Scholarship, 2004; Postdoctoral Associate, Yale

Janet Edgar Walbert, Ed.D. '78 Vice President for Development, Arcadia University; President, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators; Winner, Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, 2011

Jeremy G. Weber, Ph.D. '05 Research Economist, United States Department of Agriculture

Thomas C. Werner, Ph.D '64 Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Physical Sciences Emeritus, Union College (N.Y.); Winner, American Chemical Society Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, 2002

Ronald W. Wertz '59 President Emeritus, The Hillman Foundation

Miriam Smith Wetzel, Ph.D. '52 Faculty Member, Harvard Medical School; Member of the team that developed the new medical school curriculum; Winner, Miss Pennsylvania, 1952

Mary M. White '73 President and Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colo.

Donald C. White '72 Pennsylvania State Senator, Pennsylvania General Assembly

Harriet Nichols Windsor '62 Retired Secretary of State, Delaware; Recipient, Order of the State, the highest honor a governor can bestow upon a citizen, 2001; Winner, Delaware Mother of the Year, 1999

Gerald N. Wogan, Ph.D. '51 Underwood-Prescott Professor Emeritus of Toxicology and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology; Winner, Charles M. Mott Prize for his contribution to the prevention of cancer, 2005

Kristian K. G. Wolf '01 Executive Director, German-Australian Chamber of Commerce

Robert M. Wood, MD '70 Orthopedic Surgeon; Honoree, Guide to American Top Surgeons, 2003

Friedhelm H. Wulczyn, Ph.D '75 Chapin Hall Research Fellow, University of Chicago; Winner, The Flynn Prize for Social Work Research, 2011; Recipient, the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administration's Peter Forsythe Award, 2005

John T. Yates, Jr., Ph.D. '56 Professor of Chemistry, University of Virginia; Retired R.K. Mellon Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Founder and Former Director of Surface Science Center, University of Pittsburgh; Honoree, The American Chemical Society's Top 100 Chemists in the World; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Winner, the American Chemical Society Arthur Adamson Award for Contributions to Surface Chemistry, 1987

Dr. Sharon S. Yohn Professor of Chemistry, Juniata College; Member, USA Today Academic All-American Team, 1999; Winner, Goldwater Scholarship, 1999; Honoree, Environmental Protection Agency Star Fellow, 2000

Peggy Howsare Young, MS '62 Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, NOVA Research Corporation

Amber L. Zahorchak '99 Controller, Nestle Purina's Caribbean Region

Myron L. Zimmerman, Ph.D. '74 Vice President of Engineering, Mindreef, Inc.

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