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Juniata Trustee David Andrews Receives Baker Award

(Posted July 20, 2011)

David Andrews, Altoona attorney and former chair of the Juniata board of trustees

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- David Andrews, an attorney with the Altoona, Pa.-based law firm Andrews and Beard and chair of the Juniata College board of trustees, received the John C. Baker Award for Exemplary Service from Juniata College at a recent meeting of the board.

The John C. Baker Award is presented by the Board of Trustees to recognize and honor individuals or organizations for exemplary service to Juniata College. The award is not given annually, but is reserved for appropriate candidates as they arise. Andrews is the sixth recipient of the award since it was established in 1997.

"Dave has helped steer the college through an era of growth and expansion but also has been a responsible steward for Juniata during the lean economic times we are experiencing today," says Thomas Kepple, Juniata College president. "During his time as chair, we have completed what turned out to be a redesign of our central campus, establishment of the Raystown Field Station lodges and increased our enrollment to historic levels."

Andrews, a native of Altoona, is a graduate of Juniata, earning a bachelor's degree in political science in 1974. He went on to earn a law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1977.

"It has been exciting to play a part in the success of Juniata as its nationally celebrated reputation as a great college continues to grow," he says. "It has been my pleasure to see the high quality of education provided by Juniata used to such great effect by every one of our graduates."

"It has been exciting to play a part in the success of Juniata as its nationally celebrated reputation as a great college continues to grow. It has been my pleasure to see the high quality of education provided by Juniata used to such great effect by every one of our graduates."
David Andrews, Juniata trustee

Andrews has been an enthusiastic supporter of Juniata programs since his graduation. He has been a member of the college's board of trustees since 1992 and served as its chair since 2006. He served as vice president of the board from 2003 to 2006 and also chaired the board's committee on trustees. He also served on the President's Development Council and was chair of the college's annual fund from 1989 to 1990, and served as president of the Juniata College Alumni Council.

Andrews founded the law firm of Andrews and Beard in 1989 as the managing partner. He focuses his practice in labor and employment law and education law. The firm represents employers across the country and throughout Pennsylvania.

Andrews maintains a busy teaching career as well, serving as adjunct professor of human resources management and industrial relations at St. Francis University since 1983. He also taught courses at Juniata, working as an adjunct professor of economics and business administration from 1987 to 1996.

He remains active in his community, serving as a past president of the Rotary Club of Altoona, and current president of the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame. He also is president of the board of directors for the Homewood Retirement Centers of Martinsburg and serves on the Finance Council for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

He is a member of the board of directors for American Cancer Society, Blair Region, and has served on the board of the Blair County Arts Foundation, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, and was the founder of the Altoona Rotary Holiday Basketball Tournament.

Andrews is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the federal district courts in Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the Pennsylvania and Blair County bar associations. He also published the article "Remedies in Labor Arbitration" in 2004 in the Journal of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

He also has been an Adjunct Settlement Judge for the United States District Court of Western Pennsylvania since 1995 and has served as court-appointed mediator for the Blair County Court of Common Pleas since 1998.

The John C. Baker Award is named for John Calhoun Baker, president emeritus of Ohio University and with his wife, Elizabeth Evans Baker, founder of the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College. A 1917 graduate of Juniata College and a member of the Church of the Brethren, he was a member of Juniata's Board of Trustees from 1936 until his death in 1999.

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