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Six Named to Juniata College Board of Trustees

(Posted August 27, 2003)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College board of trustees has added six new members to begin the 2003-2004 academic year. The new trustees appointed to begin service Sept. 1 2003 through August 2006 are: Bill Campbell of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Michael M. Strueber of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; David K. Goodman Jr. of Huntingdon, Pa.; Gail Habecker (alumni trustee), of Coatesville, Pa.; Jeff Putt (church trustee), of Strasburg, Pa.; and Madeleine Fischer Green, of Chevy Chase, Md.

Bill Campbell, a Hollidaysburg native, is chairman of the board and CEO of Hoss?s Steak and Sea House Inc., a privately owned company that has 41 restaurants throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.

Campbell opened the first Hoss?s restaurant in 1983 in Dubois, Pa. The company includes Image Advertising, an in-house ad agency that handles the company?s corporate advertising, and Hoss?s Fresh Xpress, a distribution facility in Claysburg, Pa. The company has more than 3,000 employees.

Campbell has received numerous awards, including the 2003 President?s Award from the Allegheny Mountains Convention and Visitor?s Bureau. He also received the Honorary American FFA Degree from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the National Honorary American FFA Degree, both in 2001. Also in 2001, Campbell received the Industry Service Award from the Pennsylvania Cattlemen?s Association.

He received the 1999 Wilmer S. Lapp Keystone Award from the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, and received the Award of Distinction and Innovation from the Blair County Business Hall of Fame and Business Awards Program. He received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from St. Francis College in Loretto, Pa. in 1996.

He is the owner of Bedford Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Inc. and Bedford Ford Lincoln-Mercury Inc. in Bedford, Pa. He also owns the Duncansville Antique Depot and the Annville Antique Depot. He also is a partner in the Huntingdon Country Club and Team Motors Inc. Campbell started his business career as a construction company owner, founding Weyant and Campbell Builders in the late 1960s. The company is now known as W.E. Campbell Builders Inc.

He is a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation board of directors and served on the board of trustees for St. Francis College from 1991 to 2003. He also is a member of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association board of directors and the Blair County Executive Round Table.

Michael M. Strueber, a native of Pittsburgh, is director emeritus of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and proprietor of the Allegheny Art Gallery in Hollidaysburg.

Strueber was director of the Southern Allegehenies Museum of Art from 1976 to 2000. During his tenure the museum opened three satellite museums in Altoona, Johnstown and Ligonier and substantially increased the museum?s endowment. He oversaw the direction and development of the permanent collection, established an ambitious special exhibition calendar and obtained national accreditation for the museum. He designed and implemented what has become the largest museum outreach education program in the Commonwealth.

Strueber also was a reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum Services, the American Association of Museums and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In addition, Strueber was co-founder and chairman of the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.

Strueber earned a bachelor?s degree from Clarion University in 1967 and went on to earn a master?s degree in educational administration in 1970 from Duquesne University and a master?s degree in art from Indiana University. He also completed the arts management program at the University of North Carolina and attended the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

He started his career as a secondary school teacher from 1967 to 1976. He became a supervisor, principal, and finally university supervisor for the model school of the University of Pittsburgh. He was awarded tenure as a professor at Saint Francis University and chaired the university?s fine arts department.

He has maintained a dual career as an artist and is currently represented in more than 200 private collections throughout the country. He currently serves as a trustee for the Phipps Conservatory, Fallingwater and the Blair County Historical Society. He also is chairman of a private Pittsburgh philanthropic trust.

David K. Goodman Jr., a Huntingdon native, is a 1974 graduate of Juniata. His daughter, Alison Goodman-Young, is a 2001 graduate, and his grandmother, Ethel May Kyper, attended Juniata when it was known as the Brethren Normal School in the 1880s.

Goodman is president and CEO of D.C. Goodman and Sons, an electrical and mechanical contracting firm in Huntingdon. The company has a long history of working on Juniata College construction projects dating back to the 1950s. Most recently, the company completed the multimillion-dollar infrastructure renovation project for the college and completed the electrical and mechanical contracting for the $20 million William J. von Liebig Center for Science.

Goodman served as project manager for the company from 1974 to 1988 and became president of the company in 1988. He is a founder and director of Nittany Financial Corporation, the parent company of Nittany Bank in State College, Pa. He also is a member of the board of directors for the Huntingdon County Business and Industry group and the Huntingdon County United Way. He also is a director emeritus on the board of the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital.

He also is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the American Fire Sprinkler Association, the National Fire Sprinkler Association, and Associated Builders and Contractors.

Jeffrey Putt, co-owner of Strasburg Dental Group P.C. in Strasburg, Pa., is a 1974 graduate of Juniata, earning a bachelor?s degree in pre-dental science. He went on to earn a doctor of dentistry degree from Temple University in 1978.

Putt opened his own private dentistry practice in Lancaster, Pa. from 1979 to 1989 and then became a co-owner of his current practice in 1989.

A native of Harrisburg, he is a member and Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the Lancaster County Dental Society, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Lancaster-Strasburg Educational Foundation. He also was a member of the Lancaster Jaycees from 1980 to 1985.

He is a member of the Lancaster Church of the Brethren and is currently a member of the church board of directors.

Gail Habecker, a native of Ligonier, Pa. and a principal for PMG Advisors in West Conshohocken, Pa., graduated from Juniata in 1976 with a bachelor?s degree in music. She went on to earn a bachelor?s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania?s Wharton School of Business in 1981.

In 1981 she received the Class of 1972 Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from the University of Pennsylvania. She also earned status as a chartered financial analyst in 1992.

She is a member of the board of directors for the Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust and chair of the board?s investment committee. She also is treasurer of the Immaculata Symphony in Immaculata, Pa. and volunteers at the Chester County Library. She is a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research and Financial Analysts of Philadelphia.

Madeleine Fischer Green is vice president of the American Council on Education. She earned a magna cum laude bachelor?s degree from Harvard University in 1967 and went on to earn a doctoral degree from Columbia University in 1974, both in French literature.

She started her career at the American Council on Education in 1974. She was named director of the group?s ACE Fellows Program in 1978. She was promoted to vice president in 1987. She also served as interim president of Mount Vernon College in Mount Vernon, Ohio during the 1990-1991 academic year.

She is a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Universities. She served on the board of directors of Sweetbriar College in Sweet Briar, Va. from 1995 to 2003, and served as a director on the board of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. from 1988 to 1995. She also served on the advisory board for the Salzburg Seminar Universities Project from 1998 to 2003.

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