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Juniata Board of Trustees Names Five New Members

(Posted July 27, 2001)

The Juniata College board of trustees has added five new members to begin the 2001-2002 academic year. The new trustees appointed to begin service in September 2001 through August 2004 are: Dr. Bert Altmanshofer of Duncansville, Pa., (alumni trustee); Steven Holsinger of Lancaster, Pa.; Judith Kimmel of Shelocta, Pa., (church trustee); Christoph Schwemmlein of Borken-Weseke, Germany; and Patricia Shreiner of Chambersburg, Pa.

Altomanshofer, a native of Hollidaysburg, Pa., is a doctor of podiatry with offices in Hollidaysburg, Bedford, Roaring Spring and other central Pennsylvania communities. He specializes in podiatric medicine, foot surgery and sports medicine. A 1981 Juniata College graduate with a bachelor's degree in biology, Altmanshofer earned his medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He later served his residency in podiatric medicine at Northeast General Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot Surgery. He is a member of Alpha Gamma Kappa and Kappa Rho. Altmanshofer is active in community organizations. He also attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Holsinger, a native of Lewistown, is attorney and senior counsel for Hershey Foods Corporation. A 1976 graduate of Juniata College, Holsinger earned his law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1985. Before joining Hershey Foods, Holsinger was an attorney with Barley, Snyder, Cooper and Barber in Lancaster. He also worked as an underwriter with Lititz Mutual Insurance Company from 1976 to 1982.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lancaster County Bar Association. He also is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association and is a member of the Wheatland Chorale board of directors. He was appointed to Juniata's board of trustees as alumni trustee in 1997 and has served on the college's alumni council and as counsel for the Church-College Relations Council.

Kimmel is owner of Judy's Sewing Center in Elderton, Pa. A native of Meyersdale, Pa., she graduated from Juniata College in 1966 with a bachelor's degree in home economics. This is her second term as church trustee, having served in that capacity from 1986 to 1989. She started her business career in banking as a teller with Elderton State Bank from 1976 to 1981. She was a financial service adviser for PNC Bank from 1981 to 1998. She left banking to start her own business, Judy's Sewing Center, in 2000.

She serves as deacon for the Plumcreek Church of the Brethren and is a past member of the district board for the Western Pennsylvania Church of the Brethren. She is a member of the American Quilt Society and the National Quilt Association.

Christoph Schwemmlein, managing director of Klocker Bros., a manufacturing firm that produces parts for weaving machines, graduated from Juniata College in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in business and computer science. He also earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Muenster in 1985. A native of Borken, Schwemmlein joined Klocker Bros. in 1990 and oversees all sales operations for the company. The Weseke, Germany-based company serves clients across the globe, including Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Under Schwemmlein's stewardship the company was transformed from a craft-oriented business to a global enterprise emphasizing research and development in weaving machine technology. The company has another factory complex in Bandung, Java, Indonesia. Klocker Bros. also owns the subsidiary companies Klocker Research in Weseke and Klocker Research in Terborg, the Netherlands. The company holds more than 120 internationally registered patents.

From 1985 to 1988, Schwemmlein worked in international sales for Rosen Engineering, a German company specializing in producing equipment for checking welds and other components in pipelines. He was promoted to assistant managing director in 1988.

He is a member of the German Chamber of Commerce in Munster, Germany. He also is a member of the German Association of Machine Builders in Bonn, Germany.
Patricia Shreiner, a retired realtor, graduated from Juniata College in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in history. She worked as a real estate broker and owner of Re/Max Realty in Chambersburg from 1989 to 1993. From 1976 to 1989, she worked as a real estate agent in the Franklin County real estate market.

A native of Somerville, N.J., Shreiner has received many awards during her career. She was named Woman of the Year in 1990 by the Franklin County chapter of the American Association of University Women. She received the 1997 Athena Award from the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and was named Broker/Owner of the Year in 1989 by the Western Pennsylvania Region for Re/Max.

She is a member and past president of the Franklin County American Association of University Women and a member and past president of the Franklin County Board of Realtors. She served as coordinator of the Franklin County Women's Network. She currently serves on the Franklin County Letterkenny Industrial Authority and is on the board of directors of Franklin County Habitat for Humanity.

She is a past president of the board of trustees for the Central Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg. She also served on the Juniata College Alumni Council and has served as her Juniata Class Fund Agent since 1962. Her husband, Karl, a retired insurance broker, graduated from Juniata College in 1961.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.