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2008 Alumni Award Recipients

2008 Alumni Award Recipients and Presenters

Award Recipients (first row l-r):Carol McFate '75 (Alumni Achievement Award); Charles Goodale '39 (Alumni Service Award); Dolly Moore, accepting for David Orth-Moore '85 (Humanitarian Award); Nicholas Bower '00 (Young Alumni Achievement Award); and Thomas Terndrup '77 (Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award)
Award Presenters (second row l-r): Dr. James Lakso (Provost); Kim Kitchen (Director of Planned Giving); President Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.; Sarah Clarkson (Director of Academic Support Services); Dr. Debra Kirchhof-Glazier (Professor of Biology)

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The Harold B. Brumbaugh '33 Alumni Service Award

Charles F. Goodale, a member of the Juniata Class of 1939, has provided selfless and unwavering service and support to his alma mater with contagious energy and loyalty. He has been active in the life of the College in a variety of volunteer roles, including Class Fund Agent, campaign volunteer, reunion volunteer, and J-Club Member. Charles has helped the College’s recruiting efforts by referring prospective students. Additionally, his work as Class Fund Agent for 15 years helped the Class of 1939 to earn the first Cloister Challenge Cup in 2007 and has led the group to 95% giving participation, the highest ever from a Juniata class. He has contributed significantly to the experience of student athletes with his support of facilities renovation at the Langdon-Goodale Baseball Field, and his success and support continue to be honored each year with the awarding of the Charlie Goodale '39 Most Valuable Baseball Player Award.

The Alumni Achievement Award

Carol A. McFate, a member of the Juniata Class of 1975, has distinguished herself in her profession. After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Juniata, she continued her education, earning an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1979. In 1992 she was awarded the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. Carol has built an impressive career, having held positions in such companies as Citibank, Macmillan, Prudential Insurance Company of America, American International Group, and having reached the level of Executive Vice President and Global Treasurer of XL Global Services. She has also earned the role of Chief Investment Officer at Xerox Corporation, in which she is responsible for the monitoring and management of more than $9 billion in defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Through her efforts, she is recognized as a leader in her community, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. She has also served her alma mater as a past member of the Alumni Council.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Nicholas S. Bower, a member of the Juniata Class of 2000, has distinguished himself in his profession. Upon graduating from Juniata with a Bachelor of Science degree, he continued his education at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning a certificate in Biomedical Science in 2001 and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. He has garnered distinction in his academic career, having received various honors including the NYCE Scholarship for Study in Latin America, PCOM Alumni Scholarship, American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners National Award, Mason W. Presley 'Student Doctor of the Year' Medal, and Juniata's Health Professions Heroes Award. Nicholas has turned the inspiration of a mission trip at the age of 18 into a reality by founding Physicians for Humanity, a non-profit organization that provides medical aid to impoverished people here in the U.S. and abroad. He has served his alma mater as a guest lecturer, member of the Juniata Career Team, and member of the Health Professions Affinity Group.

The William E. Swigart, Jr. '37 Alumni Humanitarian Award

David Orth-Moore, a member of the Juniata Class of 1985, has provided selfless service to his profession. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Juniata, he continued his education, earning a Master of Public Administration from The American University in 1991. David nurtured a love of travel and a desire to serve others by enrolling in the Peace Corps. Through work with the Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico, he has aided those in need here in the U.S. He has also joined with Catholic Relief Services in the countries of Liberia, Togo, Ghana, and Ethiopia to alleviate suffering and provide assistance to people in need, regardless of race, religion or nationality.

The Health Professions Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Thomas E. Terndrup, a member of the Juniata Class of 1977 and an emergency medicine physician, has been a role model for pre-medical students during his years at Juniata and as an alumnus. He has become distinguished in clinical practice and research in the field of emergency medicine and emergency preparedness. By encouraging students to shadow him at Hershey Medical Center, Thomas has shared his time and expertise. He has presented students with information about the rewards and challenges of a career as a physician, and he has been an inspiring participant at Juniata’s annual Health Professions Homecoming brunch for alumni, students, and faculty. Thomas has also created an annual Summer Research Scholar position for a Juniata student at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.