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Five Juniata Graduates Receive Alumni Achievement Awards

(Posted June 16, 2008)

The recipients of the 2008 Alumni Achievement Awards are, from left: Carol McFate '75, with presenter Jim Lakso, provost, behind her; Charlie Goodale '39, with presenter Kim Kitchen, director of planned giving, behind him; Dolly Moore, accepting for her son, David Orth-Moore '85, with presenter Tom Kepple, president, behind her; Nicholas Bower '00, with presenter Sarah May Clarkson, director of academic services, behind him; and Thomas Terndrup '77, with presenter Debra Kirchhof-Glazier, professor of biology, behind him.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College presented five alumni-related awards Saturday, June 7, during Alumni Assembly, part of Juniata's "Alumni Weekend 2008." Stamford, Conn. resident Carol McFate, chief investment officer for Xerox Corp., was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award; West Grove, Pa. resident Charlie Goodale, a retired sales manager with the DuPont Corp., received the Harold B. Brumbaugh Alumni Service Award; Reading, Pa. resident Dr. Nicholas Bower, president of Physicians for Humanity and currently a family practice resident at St. Joseph Medical Center, received the Young Alumni Achievement Award; David Orth-Moore, a country representative for Catholic Relief Services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was awarded the William E. Swigart Jr. Alumni Humanitarian Award; and Hummelstown resident Dr. Thomas Terndrup, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, received the Health Professions Alumni Achievement Award.

Carol McFate, a 1975 graduate of Juniata, is responsible for monitoring and managing more than $9 billion in assets in Xerox's pension and 401k plans. Since joining the company in 2006, she has created a start-up investment management team within the corporation. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Juniata and went on to earn a master's degree in business administration in 1979 from Harvard University.

McFate, a native of Cochranton, Pa., has worked in corporate finance her entire career. Before coming to Xerox, she was global treasurer of XL Capital Ltd., a Bermuda-based insurance company, from 2003 to 2006, where she oversaw the initial public offering of Security Capital Ltd. She began her career as an insurance executive with Prudential Insurance Company of America in 1988 as vice president of the firm's corporate finance group. She left in 1994 as a senior vice president to take a job with American International Group, Inc., where she held a number of senior financial positions, including vice president and treasurer, from 2000 to 2002. She was global treasurer for XL Global Services from 2003 to 2006.

She started her working career in 1975 at Bethlehem Steel as an industrial analyst. After earning her MBA, she accepted a job at Citibank N.A. (National Association) in 1979 as a corporate lending officer. In 1983 she moved to MacMillan Inc., where she was promoted to assistant treasurer of the publishing company from 1985 to 1988.

She was designated as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1992. She also is a member of the board of trustees of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Conn. and was a member of the board of the Parsons Dance Foundation from 2003 to 2006.

Charles Goodale, a 1939 graduate of Juniata and a native of Mifflin, Pa., is a retired sales manager with E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company in Wilmington, Del. He worked at Dupont for 41 years, working the majority of that time in sales management. Goodale, who earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry, has been a very active donor and volunteer for the college. He gave $100,000 to the college to refurbish Juniata's baseball field and rebuild dugouts. The facility was renamed Langdon-Goodale Baseball Field in 2005.

He has volunteered his time as a class fund agent for more than 15 years and remains a member of J-Club, the college's athletics support club. He also volunteered to help the college raise funds for its last capital campaign.

He is a member of Juniata's Sports Hall of Fame, elected in 2002. Goodale was a three-year member of the varsity baseball team and was a team captain his senior year while posting a .492 batting average. The Juniata Baseball Most Valuable Player award is named in his honor.

After college, Goodale received offers to play minor-league baseball from the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. He accepted an offer to play for the Harrisburg Senators in the Interstate Baseball League and batted .343. He left baseball to accept a job with duPont.

He was a president of The Chemical Club from 1975 through 1976 and helped establish a scholarship for Philadelphia-area college students.

Nicholas Bower, a 2000 graduate of Juniata, is currently finishing his residency as a family practice doctor at St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa. He earned his medical degree in 2005 at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Originally from Williamsport, Pa., Bower is the founder, director and president of Physicians for Humanity, a volunteer organization that travels to developing countries in Central and South America to work in clinics and make other medical service trips. He started the program in 2003 in Guayaquil, Ecuador and continues to coordinate volunteer exchange trips, fund raising and research projects there and in Xela, Guatemala.

He has been honored many times for his humanitarian and academic work. He received the 2005 Mason W. Presly DO Student Doctor of the Year Medal from PCOM and also received the Leonard H. Finkelstein, DO Award in 2005 from PCOM, for his "compassionate concern for patients."

Juniata awarded Bower its inaugural Health Professions Heroes Award in 2005. He also was student chapter president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners at PCOM from 2001 to 2002. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, the Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Bower, who received the Nyce Scholarship for Study in Latin America while at Juniata, studied abroad in Orizaba, Mexico. In high school, he went on several church missions to Ecuador. He has worked as an English as Second Language instructor at the West Philadelphia Language Institute and continues to volunteer at the AIDS hospice Calcutta House.

David Orth-Moore, a 1985 Juniata graduate, has dedicated almost 20 years of his life to working with non-governmental organizations in Africa. He is currently country representative for Catholic Relief Services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he has been assigned since 2005. Prior to that posting, he was country director in Accra, Ghana from 2002 to 2005.

He started his work for Catholic Relief Services in 1991 as a project manager in Monrovia, Liberia. He became country representative in Lome, Togo from 1992 to 1994 and served as deputy country representative in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 1994 to 1997.

He returned to the United States in 1997 to become Southern Africa Regional Team Leader, based in Baltimore, Md. From 1998 to 2002, he served as assistant director of Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M..

He returned to Africa in 2002 to his present posting in Ethiopia. He first became interested in Africa as a U.S. Peace Corps community development specialist in Senegal, where he was assigned from 1986 to 1989.

A native of Avalon, N.J., He earned his bachelor's degree in international affairs at Juniata and went on to earn a master's degree in development management in 1991 from American University in Washington, D.C. He also was a Graduate Fellow in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at American University from 1990 to 1991.

Thomas Terndrup, originally from Ebensburg, Pa., earned a bachelor's degree in 1977 and went on to earn his medical degree in 1981 from the Penn State University College of Medicine.

He returned to Pennsylvania in 2006 to chair the Department of Emergency Medicine, where he also is associate dean for clinical research. He started his emergency medicine career in 1982 as director of the emergency department of the Lee County Community Hospital in Jonesville, Va. He also served as a Public Health Service Officer in the National Health Services Corps from 1982 to 1985.

In 1988, he began his academic career as an assistant professor at the State University of New York Health Science Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Physiology. He was promoted to associate professor in 1992 and was named full professor in 1998.

Terndrup was recruited as a full professor in 1999 by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he founded the emergency medicine department at the university's medical school. He was the founding director of the Center for Disaster Preparedness at UAB from 200 to 2006 and established UAB's Center for Emerging Infections and Emergency Preparedness in 2006 and remains an extramural adviser for the center. He also is an external adviser for PACER @ Johns Hopkins U.

He received the Career Development Award from ACEP in 1993 and was named Outstanding Educator in 2005 by the UAB residency program in emergency medicine. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

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