Our Featured Alumni
Dave Andrews '74 graduated from Dickinson Law School and is a founding partner of Andrews and Beard Law Offices in Altoona, PA.
Rebecca Barrett-Fox '00 is an assistant professor of history at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. She earned her master's and doctorate from the University of Kansas, both in American studies.
Richard Beard '69 is Director of the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA.
Jaime Boyle '00 is a graduate student at American University and works with the National Park Service.
Jonathan Comitz '99 graduated from Widener University School of Law and practices law with Holland, Brady & Grabowski P.C. in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Russ Daubert '03 teaches History at Harmony High School, Clearfield County.
Heather Diehl '01 graduated from the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University in 2004.
Riley Downs '12 is currently attending Villanova Law School.
Cassandra Dutzer '04 teaches 7th grade at St. Clair Middle School.
Lance Eisenhower '00 is a graduate student at Villanova University.
Derek Elensky '01 graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 2004.
Mieke Fay '99, M.A.T. George Washington University 2001, is Manager of Youth Programs at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Daniel Follett '11 is currently immersed in a graduate assistantship and working as an assistant coach for the women’s volleyball team at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. He plans to receive his master’s degree in education, after which he anticipates career paths in coaching volleyball full-time or teaching history in a permanent capacity.
Crystal (Lemke) Gearhart '02 teaches as Adult Basic Education Teacher in Correction Education at SCI-Smithfield.
John Giblin '86 is Chief Curator for the US Army Heritage Museum, Carlisle Barracks (opening 2009) and Founding member of the French and Indian War 250 Project.
Rachel Gressick '10 is currently employed as a park ranger for the National Park Service. She is also attending Duquesne University in pursuit of her secondary education social studies certificate.
Kelsey Gvozdich '10 is currently attending law school at Widener University in Wilmington, Del. While at Juniata, she participated in the Washington Center internship. She adds that professors Alison Fletcher and Celia Cook-Huffman were her mentors at Juniata.
Meghan Hall '12 is currently enrolled in the master’s degree program in history at Duquesne University.
Erica Rhodes Hayden '07 is currently completing her doctorate in history at Vanderbilt University. She credits an internship at the Huntingdon County Historical Society, during which she transcribed war letters and learned about archival work, as her greatest undergraduate experience.
Gini Horn '73 is Director of Library Services, American Philatelic Society Research Library
Sylvia Kurtz '94 is a beloved teacher at Huntingdon Area High School.
Lori K. Lane '04 completed her M.A. in American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg.
Carol Longenecker '04 did one year of service with Mennonite Volunteer Service and is now a graduate student at Clemson University.
Ryan Mathur '97 (History and Geology) graduated from the University of Arizona with a PhD in Geology in 2000, and has been teaching at Juniata in the Geology Department since 2001.
Courtney McIndoe '04 completed a master's degree at the College of Charleston, SC and now works for the Charleston Museum.
Christina (Garman) Miller '01 is Administrative Assistant for Heberling Associates Inc. Archaeology firm, Alexandria, PA.
Gwen Nelmes '04 is Assistant Director of the Historical Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland.
Jamie Peretich '04 completed a Master's in Library Science at the University of Pittsburgh and is now Access Services librarian at Chatham college in Pittsburgh, PA.
Elena Popchock '13 is currently pursuing her master’s degree in museum studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Christopher "Slim" Scalia '98 graduated from Dickinson School of Law and practices law in Huntingdon, PA.
Ronald M. Smelser '62, Professor of Modern German History, University of Utah, is author or editor of: Learning about the Holocaust: A Student's Guide (editor in chief) MacMillan Reference, 2001. 4 vols; Die SS. Elite under dem Totenkopf (co. editor). Schoeningh, 2000; Die Militaerelite des Dritten Reiches (co-editor) Ullstein, 1997;The Nazi Elite (co-editor). MacMillan, 1989. Also in German translation. Robert Ley: Hitler's Labor Front Leader. Berg Publishers & St. Martin's Press, 1988. Also in German translation. The Sudeten Problem, 1933-1938: Volkstumspolitik and the Formulation of Nazi Foreign Policy. Wesleyan University Press, 1975. Also in German translation. He is a winner of the Juniata Alumni Achievement Award.
Regina Diehl Smith '07 is currently teaching social studies at the Leander Independent School District near Austin, Texas. She cites Jim Tuten as her Juniata inspiration for his advice and patience.
David Sollenberger '10 has been awarded a fellowship to pursue graduate study in political theory at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
James M. Stayer '57; MA (Virginia); PhD (Cornell) Professor Emeritus, is author of three books and co-editor of two. His specialty is Reformation radicalism and the German Peasants' War (1525). He is currently writing a chapter in the volume on Reformation Christianity in A People's History of Christianity (forthcoming with Fortress Press). Other books include: Martin Luther, German Saviour: German evangelical theological factions and the Interpretation of Luther, 1917-1933, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000; The German peasant's war and Anabaptist community of goods. McGill-Queen's University Press, 1991; Anabaptists and the sword, Coronado Press, 1972.
Robert P. Sutton '62 is a history professor at Western Illinois University. He has won numerous teaching awards and is an expert on American history, including the era of Jefferson and Jackson and American communal utopias.
Adam Titter '01 teaches sixth grade in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District.
Erin (Kirby) Titter '00, M.A. Delaware 2002, was Archivist and Librarian at the Jewish Museum of Baltimore and now works for Storage Logic, a library and archival systems company.
Randi (Nikki) Whetstone '02 teaches world history at Gettysburg High School.
Brian White '04 is in the Master's of Education program at the University of Maryland and is a graduate assistant in the football program.
Kathryn Yahner '04 works for the Pennsylvania State University Press.
Graduate and Ph.D. programs attended by Juniata graduates from 1998-2006:
- Duquesne University and Duquesne School of Law
- University of Delaware
- University of Hawaii
- George Washington University
- Miami University (Ohio)
- Western Michigan University
- Widener School of Law
- Johns Hopkins University
- Temple University
- University of Pittsburgh