2010 Alumni Award Recipients
Award Recipients (first row l-r):Gerald Wogan '51 (Alumni Achievement Award); Sandy Loughlin '67 (Alumni Service Award); Johanna Holtan '04 (Young Alumni Achievement Award); Robert Dintruff '77 (Humanitarian Award); Dr. Terry Eccles '92 (Health Professions Alumni Achievement Award)
Award Presenters (second row l-r): Linda Carpenter (Executive Director of Constituent Relations); Rosalie Rodriguez (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion); Larry Bock (Athletic Director and Head Women's Volleyball Coach); Betty Ann Cherry (Professor of History, Emeritus); Dr. Debra Kirchhof-Glazier (Professor of Biology)
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The Harold B. Brumbaugh '33 Alumni Service Award
Saraunda Andoniades Loughlin, a member of the Juniata Class of 1967, has provided selfless and unwavering service and support to her alma mater with contagious energy and loyalty. She has supported environmental education and ecological research at Juniata through her involvement with the Friends of the Raystown Field Station. She has served as Class Fund Agent for the Class of 1967 since 2005, helping to provide scholarships to current students through the Juniata Scholarship Fund. Sandy has helped to organize reunion activities as a member of the Class of 1967 Reunion Planning Committee. She has organized and hosted events for alumni and friends of the College in the Baltimore region. She also led the effort to create a Juniata College license plate in the state of Maryland. Sandy has contributed greatly to the College’s recruitment efforts as a Juniata Admission Ambassador, attending college fairs, organizing receptions, and bringing prospective students to visit the campus. She has helped to increase the population of domestic minority students at Juniata by placing a special emphasis on multi-cultural recruitment. She has aided in the retention of students, going above and beyond when students she has helped to recruit have been in need of support. Sandy has served as one of Juniata's lead volunteers as a member of the Alumni Council.
The Alumni Achievement Award
Gerald N. Wogan, a member of the Juniata Class of 1951, has distinguished himself in his profession. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Juniata, he earned a master's degree and doctorate in physiology from the University of Illinois. He has had a distinguished career of more than 40 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, serving in many roles, including Director of the Environmental Health Sciences Center, Head of the Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Director of the Division of Toxicology, Professor of Toxicology and Professor of Chemistry. He has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1977. Gerald was named a fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology in 1992, scholar-in-residence at the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center from 1997 to 1999, and senior research fellow at the National Cancer Institute since 2001. He serves on the board of directors for the Chemical Industries Institute of Toxicology and senior scientific adviser at the National Center for Toxigenomics. Among many awards throughout his career, Gerald received the 2005 Charles S. Mott Prize, a $250,000 award given annually by the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation for the most outstanding recent contribution to the cause or prevention of cancer. His studies of aflatoxin, a common food contaminant, and its relationship to liver cancer are often cited as a trend-setting model for molecular toxicology and epidemiology.
The Young Alumni Achievement Award
Johanna M. Holtan, a member of the Class of 2004, has distinguished herself in her profession. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Women’s Studies from Juniata, she earned an MA in International Service from
Roehampton University in London, England. She brought awareness of gender-based violence to the Juniata community, premiering "The Vagina Monologues," now an annual tradition. With Dr. Lynn Cockett, Johanna published a research project, "Women Athletes and Pain: Personhood on and off the Playing Field," in the journal Women and Language. She continued her commitment to combating human rights abuses and gender-based violence through terms with Jamaicans for Justice, Until the Violence Stops, and Abriendo Fronteras (Opening Borders). She served in the Peace Corps, promoting gender development and women's health in the Republic of Georgia. After being evacuated, she returned to Georgia amidst the turmoil of the Russian invasion to form the Megobari Project, a charity that provides supplies, clothing, and other aid to refugees. Johanna later joined the Healthy Women in Georgia Program, organizing the country's first Race for the Cure event and helping to initiate a women’s health caucus in the Georgian Parliament. She now works as a self-employed Development Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland, assisting local Scottish and Georgian charities that focus on such issues as services for refugees, educational initiatives, and cultural awareness through music.
The William E. Swigart, Jr. '37 Alumni Humanitarian Award
Robert A. Dintruff, a member of the Class of 1977, has provided selfless service to his profession. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from Juniata, he earned an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has focused much of his 30-year career at Abbot International on caring for people around the world. He managed the Abbott Access program, providing free antiretroviral therapies and HIV diagnostics to the nations of Africa and those defined by the U.N. as Least Developed Countries. Robert led the Determine HIV Donation Program, offering free rapid HIV antibody testing to programs in the same geographic regions aimed at the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. He helped to develop the Step Forward Program, an initiative that assists children orphaned by HIV and AIDS in developing nations. He has traveled extensively in the 69 nations where these programs are administered. Robert has shared his experiences and expertise with Juniata students by returning to campus to give a talk that provided insight into how individuals and corporations can take a proactive role in health care.
The Health Professions Alumni Achievement Award
Terry McIntosh Eccles, a member of the Juniata Class of 1992, earned her medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1996 and completed a Combined Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Nebraska and Creighton University in 1999. She has distinguished herself as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and as an active member of the Tolland County and Connecticut State Medical Societies. She serves as a clinical preceptor for the Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant Program and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program. Terry reaches out to her community as a member of the Heath Advisory Committee for the Stafford Public School System and as school physician for the Tolland Public Schools and the Ellington Christian Nursery School. She has instituted a pediatric summer internship for Juniata students at her practice in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, and has served as a role model for our premedical students through her caring and compassionate approach to her patients and their families. Terry has afforded Juniata students with an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into the personal and professional life of a primary care doctor.